EUGENE, Ore.- Freshman Cali Hipp and Cassy Isagawa helped the No. 21 University of Oregon women’s golf team jump up four spots into a tie for fourth place after the second round at the NCAA Central Regional. The Ducks shot a 12-over 300, eight fewer strokes than yesterdays round at the par-72 Scarlet Course in Columbus, Ohio.
Isagawa (75-72-147) tied for sixth overall, she carded three birdies (on holes #9,10,12) en route to an even-par 72. The Wailuku, Hawaii native improved three strokes over yesterdays score. She has now shot 11 even-par rounds throughout the 2011-2012 season.
“I was pretty steady today,” Isagawa said. “I was two-under par for a bit, but with the hole locations today it was definitely a reward if you just got par. Today I definitely had an adrenaline rush since I was hitting my drives a lot further and I was hitting it much better than yesterday. I also made a lot of clutch putts out there.”
Even though Hipp (78-72-150) had a double bogey on the fifth hole, she carded four birdies to complete an even-par round. The Caldwell, Idaho native jumped 29 spots into a tie for 13th and has now shot three even-par rounds throughout the 2011-2012 golf season.
The top eight teams and the two individuals with the lowest scores, not from those teams from each regional will advance to the NCAA Championships. This year’s NCAA Championship finals will be held May 22-25 at the Vanderbilt Legends Club in Franklin, Tennessee and will be hosted by Vanderbilt University, Nashville.
Third-ranked Southern California (298-290-588) stays atop the leader board in first place after shooting two-over 290. 10th-ranked Vanderbilt (308-292-600) took hold of the second place spot after the second round, shooting a four-over 292 on the day. In third place, Virginia (308-296-604) completed the day at eight-over 296.
Out of the six individuals competing for two spots, Alex Buelow (72-75-147) of Stetson leads the pack after shooting a three-over 75. Five shots back, Madeleine Sheils (72-80-152) of Nebraska is in second position after two rounds.
The third round of the tournament will begin Saturday May 12th with 8 a.m. tee time. Ashley Edwards starts off the Ducks at 9:06am.
Complete hole-by-hole results are available at the http://golfstat.com/ website at the http://www.golfstatresults.com/public/index.cfm?tournament_id=3456 URL link. More tournament information is available at the event host www.ohiostatebuckeyes.com