SAMMASH, Wash. ?- With two rounds of golf down and one more to go, the Arizona Wildcats are currently tied for fifth place at the Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational.
The Wildcats shot a 314 in round two, slipping 12 strokes from the 302 mark the team posted in round one. Arizona is +26 (616) after two days, with the third and final round to come tomorrow.
Lauren Espinosa continued to lead the Wildcats, shooting a +6 (78) in round two with a combined score of 152. Joining Espinosa in 13th place is fellow freshman Wildcat Amanda Wilson. Wilson started the day in 25th but shot a team-best +3 (75) in round two. The two currently sit in a five-way tie for 13th place with a 152.
Arizona senior Lani Elston-Marshall shot a +7 (79), falling into an 11-way tie for 21st place. Sommer Scholl and Cassandra Kirkland rounded out the Arizona squad, shooting a +10 (82) and a +18 (90), respectively.
Arizona State took over the tournament lead in the second round with a 295 (595). Pepperdine fell to second, followed by UNLV and Long Beach State. USC joins Arizona in fifth place.
The Cats tee off at 8 a.m. tomorrow for the third and final round.
Top 5 Teams Arizona Finishers
1. Arizona State 595 T13. Lauren Espinosa +3 (75) 152
2. Pepperdine 601 T13. Amanda Wilson +6 (78) 152
3. UNLV 607 T21. Lani Elston-Marshall +7 (79) 154
4. Long Beach 615 T45. Sommer Scholl +10 (82) 158
T5. Arizona 616 T69. Cassandra Kirkland +18 (90) 171
T5. USC 616