April 18, 2011
TUCSON - Propelled by four scores at or one shot above par, the University of Arizona Wildcat women's golf team jumped to share second place on day two of the Pac-10 Women's Golf Championships. The three-round, 54-hole event is being held at ASU's Karsten Golf Course (par 72, 6,230 yards) and will conclude with a 7:30 a.m. tee time on Tuesday.
No. 2 USC continues to lead the team race after carding a 291 (+3) on Monday for a two-round total of 573 (-3). No. 7 Arizona and No. 24 Stanford are tied for second place with totals of 580 (+4). The Wildcats fired off a 290 (+2) on day two while the Cardinal shot a 298 (+10). No. 1 UCLA fell to fourth place with a two-round score of 584 (+8). The Bruins shot a 12-over-par 300 in the second round. No. 24 Tiffany Lua of UCLA and No. 14 Sophia Popov of USC lead the individual race with two-round totals of 140 (-4).
Arizona, just seven strokes off the team leaders, has three players in the top 11, four players in the top 20 and all five players in the top 34 heading into the final round of play on Tuesday.
"I'm very proud of our Lady Wildcats today," head coach Laura Ianello said. "We were on a mission to get in striking distance of the leader and we did just that. Kyndall Ardoin played solidly and is looking for her second collegiate win. Isabelle (Boineau), Margarita (Ramos) and Nikki (Koller) played well and shot a calm one-over par. We did well today and we look to play even better tomorrow. Alejandra (Llaneza) is looking to help the team tomorrow, as well. She is due for a great round."
Sophomore Kyndall Ardoin, just three strokes off the individual leaders, turned in UA's best round of the day with a one-under par 71. She jumped from tied for 11th on day one to tied for fourth on day two and holds a two-round score of 143 (-1). Ardoin shares fourth place with No. 26 junior Isabelle Boineau. Boineau moved up a spot from her fifth-place finish after day one and holds scores of 70 (-2) and 73 (+1) for a total of 143 (-1). She had four birdies in round two and has a total of seven over two days.
No. 59 junior Margarita Ramos holds strong in 11th place. On Tuesday, she shot a one-over-par 73 for a total of 145 (+1) after shooting an even-par 72 in round one. Behind a carding of 73 (+1), junior Nikki Koller moved from tied for 27th to tied for 20th on day two. She now holds a combined score of 149 (+5) after a first-round score of 76 (+4). No. 71 senior Alejandra Llaneza is tied for 34th place and up a spot from her finish yesterday. She has scores of 77 (+5) and 77 (+5) for a total of 154 (+10).
Play at the Pac-10 Championships will resume at 7:30 a.m. PT on Tuesday. Live results can be found at golfstat.com.