Women's Golf Moves into Fourth with Solid Day at WAC Championship
RENO, Nev. The University of Nevada women’s golf team carded its second-lowest round of the season to climb into fourth place after the second day of the 2009 Western Athletic Conference Championship, being held Monday-Wednesday, April 20-22 at the par 72, 6,133-yard Wolf Run Golf Club.
The Wolf Pack carded an eight-over 296 on Tuesday and moved up two spots into fourth with a two-round total of 28-over 604 (308-296). The round was the team’s lowest since carding a nine-over 293 in the par 71 Northwest Inland Cup in Pullman, Wash., in September and its best round of the season against par.
“We did what we needed to do today. We played really well as a team today and put ourselves in a good position for the final round,” Nevada Director of Golf Adam Pohll said. “Melanie kept herself in contention, and she’s due for a sub-par round tomorrow.”
No. 21 San Jose State continues to lead the seven-team conference tournament at two-under 574 (285-289). The Spartans hold a 17-stroke lead over second-place Fresno State (591). Idaho (598) is third, followed by tournament host Nevada (604), New Mexico State (610), Boise State (613) and Hawai’i (627).
For Nevada, senior Melanie De Leon and sophomore Lauren Hernandez each carded one-over 73s to lead the team on Tuesday. De Leon moved into a tie for fourth place at one-over 145 (72-73), while Hernandez climbed six spots into a tie for 19th at nine-over 153 (80-73). Junior Pamela Abreu stands in a tie for 22nd at 10-over 154 (76-78). True freshman Jamie Yam carded a three-over 75 on Tuesday and moved into 25th at 11-over 155 (80-75), while true freshman Alex Borcherts turned in her best round of the year with a three-over 75 on Tuesday, 10 strokes better than her previous round, and is 31st at 16-over 160 (85-75).
San Jose State’s Katrina Delen Briones continues to lead the 34-player field at three-under 141 (67-74). She holds a two-stroke advantage over Fresno State’s Louisa Lies (70-73=143).
The WAC Championship concludes on Wednesday with tee times starting at 7:25 a.m. Nevada will tee off starting at 8:02 a.m. Pacific Time on Wednesday and will play with New Mexico State in the final round.
Admission to the WAC Championship at Wolf Run Golf Club is free for fans, while live scoring will be available at www.golfstat.com for fans who can’t follow the action in person. Final results will also be available each day at www.nevadawolfpack.com.