Story Courtesy of KSU Media Relations
COLUMBUS, Ohio-- Kent State continues to receive good, solid play from top to bottom in its line-up at the NCAA Central Regional. However, with no one able to go low, the Golden Flashes slipped into a tie for 11th at the conclusion of the second round.
With 18 holes remaining, the Flashes currently sit at plus-33 (609) < seven strokes out of a coveted spot in the top eight. Ohio State is hosting the event at the par 72, 6,246-yard Scarlet Course.
Senior Kirby Dreher paced KSU with a three-over 75 and is tied for 24th overall at plus-seven (151). Friday’s round included an eagle at the par-5 fourth hole. Sophomore Martina Gavier and freshman Mercedes Germino both added 76s, while freshman Mandi Morrow posted a 75. Gavier is tied for 21st at plus-6 (150) after opening with a 74 Thursday.
Top-seeded UCLA maintained its double-digit advantage over the rest of the field on the heels of a 290 (+2) Friday. The Bruins are two-under overall (574), 10 shots clear of Purdue (584). Oklahoma State sits in third place at
The Bruins also boast the top two individuals as Stephanie Kono and Maria Jose Uribe are tied for the individual lead at five-under-par (139) after carding matching rounds of 69 and 70 in the first two rounds. Purdue¹s Maude-Aimee LeBlanc moved into third place with the low round of the day a 69 and stands just one stroke behind the UCLA duo.
Kent State will tee off at 9:00 a.m. in Saturday's final round. The low eight teams at the conclusion of play will advance to the NCAA Championship May 19-22 in Owings Mills, Md.
Hole-by-hole live scoring for the event can be found at www.golfstat.com.
1. UCLA 284-290=574
2. Purdue 295-289=584
3. Oklahoma State 297-292=589
4. Wake Forest 298-295=593
5. Michigan State 296-300=595
6. New Mexico 301-296=597
7. Ohio State 306-293=599
8. UT-Chattanooga 303-299=602
T9. Georgia State 303-305=608
T9. Washington 308-300=608
T11. Kent State 305-304=609
T11. Kentucky 308-301=609
13. Stanford 310-304=614
14. Louisville 308-307=615
15. N.C. State 312-307=619
16. Notre Dame 316-305=621
17. Illinois State 311-313=624
18. Michigan 312-321=633
19. Harvard 318-323=641
T20. Murray State 322-327=649
T20. Fairleigh Dickinson 328-321=649
T1. Stephanie Kono, UCLA 69-70=139
T1. Maria Jose Uribe, UCLA 69-70=139
3. Maude-Aimee LeBlanc, Purdue 7169=140
4. Jodi Ewart, New Mexico 71-72=143
T5. Junthima Gulyanamitta, Purdue 74-71=145 T5. Maria Hernandez, Purdue 73-72=145 T5. Nanette Hill, Wake Forest 72-73=145
Kent State Individuals
T21. Martina Gavier 74-76=150
T24. Kirby Dreher 76-75=151
T59. Mandi Morrow 78-77=155
T64. Mercedes Germino 80-76=156
T65. Maddi Swaney 77-79=156