By Lindsay Gaesser, SDA Media Relations
TEMPE, Ariz.—The sixth-ranked Arizona State women’s golf team is tied for second place with a 2-under 574 (287-287) after round two of the 2014 PING/ASU Invitational on Saturday. The Sun Devils head into the final round tied with No. 3 Duke and ahead of No. 2 UCLA and No. 5 Oklahoma.
Shooting 8-under for the day, No. 7 South Carolina moved into the top spot on the team leader board. With a 568, the Game Cocks are six strokes ahead of the Sun Devils after two rounds of play. Duke’s Celine Boutier holds the No. 1 spot on the individual leader board with a 6-under 138.
Junior Noemi Jimenez led the Sun Devils in the second round with a 1-under 71. Jimenez, shooting 1-under 143 (72-71) through 36 holes, is currently tied for 11th with teammate Justine Lee. Lee, who shot 2-under in the first round, finished Saturday’s round at 1-under 143 (70-73).
Senior Dani Ordonez and junior Emilie Alonso vaulted up the leader board in the second round. Ordonez shot a 1-under 71 on Saturday and is tied for 16th with an even-par 144 (73-71). Alonso is tied for 19th with a 1-over 145 (73-72).
Freshman Monica Vaughn struggled to find her groove in round two, carding six bogeys for the day. Slipping from 20th to 36th, Vaughn has a two-day total of 4-over 148 (72-76).
Senior Laura Blanco shot even-par 72 on Saturday, combining for a two-day total of 2-under 142 (70-72). Blanco is currently tied for 6th overall. Freshman Saki Iida is tied for 56th with a 7-over 151 (76-75), while senior Nicole Jones is in 60th place after shooting an 8-over 152 (77-75) through 36 holes.
The final round of the 2014 PING/ASU Invitational tees off at 7:30 a.m. PT on Sunday at ASU Karsten Golf Course. Live scoring for the tournament is available at www.golfstat.com.
|T11||Noemi Jimenez (1)||72||71||143||-1|
|T11||Justine Lee (2)||70||73||143||-1|
|T16||Dani Ordonez (4)||73||71||144||E|
|T19||Emilie Alonso (3)||73||72||145||+1|
|T36||Monica Vaughn (5)||72||76||148||+4|
|T6||Laura Blanco (Individual)||70||72||142||-2|
|T56||Saki Iida (Individual)||76||75||151||+7|
|60||Nicole Jones (Individual)||77||75||152||+8|