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Le, Wong Within Reach Of NCAA Championship

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Jakeishya Le (UCR) and Andrea Wong (UCD) sit tied for 11th individually after Day 2 at the NCAA Regional.

Two rounds completed at the Stanford Regional and UC Riverside finds itself sitting 17th with a two-round score of 619 (303-313) at the Stanford Golf Course in Palo Alto, Calif.  Host Stanford moved atop the leaderboard after firing a low-round score of 280 on day two for a total score of 569.  USC is second after carding 571 and Ohio State and Virginia are knotted in third with a 584 point total.

The 2016 Big West Co-Freshman Golfer of the Year, Jakeishya Le, continues to pace the Highlanders with a two-day total of 144, which is good enough for 11th place.  She finished the back nine at even par but struggled on the front nine with two bogeys and a double bogey to post 4-over 75 on day two.  Hannah Facchini is second on the team at 153 and is followed by Paris Griffith and Haley Wian, who are tied for 89th with a score of 161.  Krista Twet completes the five-player team with a total of 173.

UC Davis senior Andrea Wong fired her second straight 1-over 72 for a two-round score of 144, that places her in a tie for 11th with Le and within striking distances of capturing one of the three individual spots that move on to the NCAA Championship.  Her teammate, junior Paige Lee, is currently tied for 56th after shooting 79 today for a combined score of 152.  Long Beach State’s Kassidy Teare struggled on the course today and fired 83 for a total of 158, while Cal State Fullerton’s Martina Edberg bettered her first round score by four strokes (73) to sit 44th with a total of 150.

UC Riverside tees off the final round Saturday, May 7 at 9:20 a.m. from the 10th hole.  The Big West trio of Edberg, Lee and Teare tee off from the 10th hole at 8:20  a.m. while Wong also gets her final round underway at 8:20 a.m., but from the first hole.

The four regional tournaments run through May 7 to determine the championships field. Regional tournaments are considered preliminary rounds of NCAA championships competition and all national championships policies apply.  The other three regional sites include the Texas A&M Regional at the Traditions Club in Bryan, Texas; LSU Regional at the University Club in Baton Rouge, Louisiana; and the Alabama Regional at Shoal Creek Club in Shoal Creek, Alabama.  A total of 384 participants have been selected for regional competition. Of these players, 132 will advance to the championships finals.

Six teams and three individuals will advance from each regional. The national championships will be May 20-25 at Eugene County Club in Eugene, Oregon, hosted by the University of Oregon. The final three days of the championship will be televised live by the Golf Channel.

NCAA Stanford Regional
Palo Alto, Calif. (hosted by Stanford)
Stanford Golf Course
May 5-7, 2016

1. Stanford - 289-280=569
2. USC - 287-284=571
T3. Ohio State - 299-285=584
T3. Virginia - 288-296=584
5. Arkansas - 298-291=589
6. North Carolina - 302-289=591
7. Michigan State - 291-301=592
8. Pepperdine 298-295=593
9. Wake Forest - 295-299=594
T10. UNLV - 300-295=595
T10. Colorado - 295-300=595
12. San Diego State - 299-297=596
13. Texas Tech - 291-307=598
14. San Jose State - 299-301=600
15. Idaho - 300-304=604
16. Richmond - 306-312=618
17. UC Riverside - 306-313=619
18. Seton Hall - 310-315=625