Aggies Continue To Climb Up After Second Day at NCAA West Regional
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NCAA Women's Golf West Regionals Day Two Reslults
Story Courtesy of UC Davis Athletics
Junior Amy Simanton and freshman Blair Lewis each fired 2-under 70's during Friday's second round as No. 23 UC Davis charged up the leaderboard and to within striking distance for a coveted top-eight finish at the NCAA Division I Women's Golf West Regional.
The Aggies, who entered the day tied for 18th-place and seven shots out of the top eight, moved into a tie for 11th after shooting an impressive 7-over 295, and are just three shots from a spot which would give them a berth into the national finals. The final round is scheduled for Saturday.
Lewis is tied for 19th at 3-over 147 while Simanton is one shot back of her in a tie for 22nd. Junior Demi Runas had a 76 and is tied for 40th at 6 over, freshman Beverly Vatananugulkit is tied for 88th at 11 over after a 79 on Friday, and sophomore Jessica Chulya carded an 81 and is tied for 117th at 19 over.
The Aggies are 24-over 600 after 36 holes and tied with No. 31 Tulsa and San Jose State. Oklahoma, ranked 26th, is just a shot behind the trio. Cal currently occupies eighth place at 21 over while No. 11 Colorado, playing on its home course, is tied with Illinois for ninth place at 22 over.
Stanford, ranked 40th, took a one-shot lead in the team standings at 4-over 580. LSU, ranked seventh, is one shot behind while No. 6 North Carolina and No. 1 UCLA are six shots off the pace. The Tar Heels' Catherine O'Donnell is 5-under 139 and owns a one-shot advantage over Austin Ernst of LSU in the player standings.
UC Davis will play with Tulsa and Colorado on Saturday. The Aggies will start on the 10th hole, beginning at 6:30 a.m. (Pacific).