May 6, 2011
TUCSON - No. 7 University of Arizona Wildcat women's golf moved from tied for seventh to fifth place on day two of the NCAA West Regional Championships on Friday. The three-day, three-round event is being hosted by the University of Washington at Washington National Golf Course (par 72, 6,321 yards).
"I'm very proud of our team today," head coach Laura Ianello said. "Isabelle Boineau, Kyndall Ardoin and Margarita Ramos really stepped up as leaders today with solid performances. All of our girls played with some much heart in the cold and the rain. We look to finish up very strong tomorrow."
The Wildcats are in fifth place after two rounds with a 20-over 596. No. 1 USC leads the team race with a two-round total of four-under 572. No. 13 Tennessee sits in second place with a 579 (+3). No. 6 Virginia rounds out the top three with a 591 (+15). Individually, No. 17 Erica Popson of Tennessee leads the race with rounds of 68 and 69 for a two-day total of 137 (-7).
For Arizona, No. 25 junior Isabelle Boineau jumped from tied for 26th to tied for eighth. She has rounds of 75 (+3) and 70 (-2) for a total of 145 (+1). No. 52 junior Margarita Ramos moved from tied for 41st to tied for 32nd with a second round of 74 (+2). She holds a total score of 150 (+6).
Sophomore Kyndall Ardoin jumped from tied for 66th to tied for 37th with a 73 (+1) on Friday. She has a two-day total of 151 (+7). No. 72 senior Alejandra Llaneza sits in a tie for 53rd place with scores of 74 and 80 for a total of 154 (+10). Junior Nikki Koller rounds out the Arizona five in a tie for 73rd place. She carded scores of 81 and 76 for a two-round total of 157 (+13).
Arizona will continue play at the NCAA West Regional on Sat., May 7 with an 8 a.m. PT tee time.