Kent State Women's Golf Slips To 11th At Central Regional

Updated 5/9/2009

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

589 (+13).


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


Team Scores

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


Individual Leaders

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