May 22, 2013
ATHENS, Ga. - With a little more than a hole left to play, second-round action during the NCAA Women's Golf Championship was suspended Wednesday as weather moved into the area. The second round will resume Thursday morning, followed by the third round.
With the second round still in progress, Auburn has moved up four spots to 20th at 23-over par. The Tigers are at 6-over with three players yet to finish.
Auburn will resume the second round at 6:25 a.m. CT, Thursday. The Tigers will tee off the third round from 7:36 - 8:20 a.m. CT off the No. 10 tee, playing alongside Arizona and California-Davis.
Hosted by Georgia, the NCAA Championship is a 72-hole stroke play championship taking place at the University of Georgia Golf Course in Athens, Ga. The par-72 course plays at 6,372 yards for the tournament. The tournament field is made up of 24 teams, eight advancing from each regional site, and six individuals for a 126-player field.
"We played a lot better today and it was good to see the team out there with some confidence," said Auburn head coach Kim Evans. "We had some good momentum going there on the back nine and I think the weather messed with that a little, but I was still proud of the way they came out and battled today."
Play was suspended twice Wednesday, the first a two-hour, five-minute delay from 3:56 - 6:01 p.m. CT. The horns blew again at 7 p.m. CT with play stopping for good. Four groups remain on the course with Auburn players in three of those groups.
"I think everyone was a lot more comfortable today and it showed," said Evans. "We can't let this weather stop us, we have to come back out here tomorrow with a good finish and then get right back to work."
Marta Sanz was the star of the day for the Tigers, unofficially in with a 3-under 69. She carded five birdies on the day against two bogeys, finishing strong with birdies on Nos. 15 and 18.
Sophomore Victoria Trapani made the biggest move Wednesday, officially in the clubhouse with an even-par 72. That ties her for 89th at 152. The only other Tiger officially in was freshman Jamie Yun with her 4-over 76. She improved five strokes from the first round and is currently tied for 117th with a 157.
Senior Carlie Yadloczky was in the No. 18 fairway when play was called. She was unofficially 5-over for the day, tied for 80th at 7-over. Junior Diana Fernandez was on No. 17 green addressing her putt when the horns sounded, she is currently 4-over for the day and tied for 45th at 4-over for the tournament.
Southern California holds the team lead after firing a 12-under 276 to finish the day at 16-under par 560. Alabama (572) is 12 strokes behind in second while Duke (575) is third. UCLA (576) is fourth while Purdue and Stanford are tied for fifth with 578s.
Individually, Alabama's Stephanie Meadow is in the lead with an 8-under 136 after shooting a 67 Wednesday. Southern California's Annie Park (137) is one stroke behind in second while Vanderbilt's Jenny Hahn is third with a 138.
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