Matranga takes the lead at MWC Championship
April 21, 2006
ST. GEORGE, Utah -- Catherine Matranga took over the individual lead while TCU shot the tournament's low score in Friday's second round of the Mountain West Conference Women's Golf Championship in St. George, Utah.
Matranga carded a 1-under 71 and is at even-par 144 after 36 holes. The junior from Fort Worth (Paschal High School) is one stroke ahead of New Mexico's Mikaela Backstedt. The Lobos' Py Bengtsson is four strokes back in third with a 4-over 148.
TCU's second round 6-over 294 bettered New Mexico by one stroke for Friday's best team score. The Horned Frogs and Lobos were the only teams to shoot below a 302.
Overall, TCU improved two places to fourth with a 30-over 606. The No. 36 Frogs picked up nine strokes on No. 11 and two-time defending MWC champion UNLV, who tops the field with an 18-over 594. TCU now trails the Rebels by 12 shots. New Mexico is in second, four strokes behind UNLV. The Frogs are only two shots back of BYU (604, +28) for third.
Saturday's final round will begin at 11 a.m. (CDT). Live scoring is available at www.golfstat.com.