|Rain muddles play|
STANFORD, Calif. – Soggy rough and greens slowed by a day of rain took a toll on the University of Idaho women’s golf team as it dropped back to 15th at the NCAA Stanford Regional Friday.
“The weather impacted us a little bit,” said coach Lisa Johnson, adding that her team’s struggles were more on the greens in the form of three-putts than in the dense, wet rough. “Our speed wasn’t as good as it was (Thursday). It was a combination of not being on the correct part of the green and because the rain effected the speed.”
Still, she gave credit to her team’s effort.
“They really battled out there despite the weather,” she said. “Overall, we’re playing well. There are positives we can take from today. We need to put ourselves in better position on the greens.”
Freshman Sophie Hausmann added a four-over 75 to her opening 72 for a 36-hole total 147 and a tie for 24th. Senior Cassie McKinley matched Hausmann’s 75, which, combined with her opening 75, put her in a tie for 44th at 150.
Hausmann is the tournament’s leader in par-5 scoring with an average of 4.38 after playing the longer holes in five-under over the two days.
Michelle Kim, a freshman who opened with a 75, had a 77 Friday to total 152 and a tie for 56th after two rounds. Senior Kristin Strankman is at 155 and tied for 74th after rounds of 78-77–155. Sophomore Kendall Gray carded back-to-back 79s for a 158 and tie for 81st.
Stanford goes into the final round with a two-stroke – 569-571, lead over USC. Ohio State and Virginia are third at 584. Stanford’s Mariah Stackhouse and Arkansas’ Alana Uriell are tied for the lead at 139.
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