Laney Frye Paces' Cats through two rounds at NCAA Pullman Regional – UK Track & Field

PULLMAN, Wash. – The University of Kentucky women’s golf team scored a double in the second round of the NCAA Pullman Regional on Tuesday. The Wildcats are in 10th place with a 1-over-par 577.

“There is no question that we wanted to be in a better position after two rounds,” head coach Golda Borst said. “There is no denying that. We didn’t get many putts dropped and it hurt any kind of momentum we created early on this morning. We need to execute better on our shorter approaches and convert when we have good chances. We have 18 holes left and we will fight until we reach the finish line”.

Laney Frye took over to pace the team in the NCAA Pullman Regional on Tuesday, posting her second straight round of par or better to find a tie for 24th in tournament total, 1-under 143.

The All-Southeastern Conference Second Team pick began the second round with a birdie at par-5 No. 10, which was a nice change from the bogey he posted there Monday. In fact, the 10th hole ended up being the most lucrative second-round hole in the UK, scoring three birdies and an eagle there in an attempt to make an early move-day charge.

Frye then posted back-to-back bogeys on the par-4 No. 12 and par-3 No. 13, before escaping his front nine with a birdie on the par-5 No. 17 to make it even for the round. She used her final 10 holes of the round to stay even, posting a blemish-free second nine.

Second-team All-SEC member Jensen Castle held her own in the tournament, combining her first round 72 with a second round 72. The senior from West Columbia, South Carolina came down the stretch on Tuesday, shooting back to back. she birdied holes 8 and 9 to get back to par for the round just in time. The Wildcat is tied for 34th in the NCAA Pullman Regional at par 144.

Shooting her second eagle of the tournament, María Villanueva Aperribay began the second set at 2 under par thanks to an eagle on par 5 no. 10. Later on her first nine, she posted a couple of bogeys to get even again. she stopped in the circle before turning around. The senior from San Sebastian, Spain then went on a bogey-birdie-birdie streak on holes 6-8, eventually capping the second round at 1-under.

She marked her first round of par or better since the spring opener, as she is tied for 38th in tournament total, 1-over-par 145.

Despite a pair of birdies during her front nine this morning, Peachtree City, Ga., graduate Ivy Shepherd made it 4-over on Tuesday. The Wildcat is tied for 45th in tournament total, 2-over-par 146.

Marissa Wenzler, a senior from Dayton, Ohio, was even in the round for the first eight holes. Three bogeys and seven pars the rest of the round gave her a 3-over-par Tuesday, as she sits a share of 53rd in a 5-over-par 149 in the NCAA Pullman Regional.

The tournament is led by Stanford (-35), while the other four schools currently within the projected cutoff line are Texas Tech (-17), Clemson (-15), Southern California (-13) and Baylor (-12). ).

T24 Laney Frye 71, 72… (-1)
T34 Jensen Castle 72, 72 … (E)
T38 María Villanueva Aperribay 74, 71 … (+1)
T45 Ivy Shepherd 70, 76… (+2)
T53 Marissa Wenzler 74, 75 … (+5)

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