May 6, 2016
BATON ROUGE, La – The Oregon women’s golf team is tied for fifth after two rounds at the NCAA Baton Rouge Regional. The Ducks shot an 8-over 296 today to bring them to 12-over for the tournament and tying them for fifth with BYU. The top six teams after tomorrow’s final round will advance to the NCAA Championships, held at Eugene Country Club, May 20-25.
HOW IT HAPPENED: Paired once again with South Carolina and Washington, the group started off the first tee for today’s round. Petra Salko led the way for the Ducks today as the freshman shot a 1-under 71. On the front nine, she was 2-under after she sunk back-to-back birdies on the sixth and seventh holes, however she bogeyed on the two remaining holes to card an even-par 36. After the turn, she bogeyed on the 10th hole to go up to 1-over, but fired two more birdies and ended the round at 1-under. Salko’s round moved her up to a tie for 11th individually, the best on the team.
Caroline Inglis contributed the next best score as she shot a 2-over 74. Inglis put together one of the most consistent rounds of the day as she only bogeyed twice on the front nine and then was even on the back nine to end the round at 2-over.
After leading the team yesterday with an under-par round, Cathleen Santoso was unable to duplicate the results today. The junior shot a 3-over 75, moving her down the individual leaderboard to 16th. Santoso ended the front nine at 1-over after she bogeyed twice and then sunk a birdie on the par-5 sixth hole. The back nine gave Santoso problems as she bogeyed twice more and double-bogeyed on the 12th hole. She sunk two birdies near the end of the round, coming down to 3-over.
Marcella Pranovia rounded out the counting scores as she shot a 4-over 76. The junior was 1-under early on after she fired birdies on the third and fourth holes, but a double bogey on the sixth hole brought her up to 1-over going into the turn. The back nine presented problems as she bogeyed three more times early on. She sunk a birdie on the par-4 15th hole to come down to 3-over, but a bogey on the 18th hole ended her round at 4-over.
UP NEXT: The Ducks will be paired with Duke and BYU for tomorrow’s final round. The top-seeded Blue Devils moved up three spots to No. 4 after they shot a 1-under 287 in the second round. The Cougars are tied with Oregon for fifth after the shot a 2-over 290 today to move up two spots. The group will start from the first tee at 6:24 a.m. PT (8:24 a.m. CT). Live scoring is available here.