Kaiiley Walsh closed with birdies on two of her final three holes on Saturday.
Oct. 20, 2012
STANFORD, Calif. --- The No. 11-ranked Georgia women's golf team posted an 11-over 295 in Saturday's second round of the Stanford Intercollegiate hosted by Dr. Condoleezza Rice at the Stanford Golf Course. The Bulldogs are ninth in the 17-team field. Individually, senior Emilie Burger shot 1-under 71 and moved to sixth on the individual leaderboard at 1-under 141 on the par-71 layout.
"We haven't faced much adversity this fall with this type of pressure on us," head coach Josh Brewer said "We're going to look at tomorrow as a possible learning experience. We may be out here in the very same position in May when we need to step up and beat some teams on the final day. We'll see how we react to that situation."
The NCAA West Regional will be contested at the Stanford Golf Course on May 9-11, with the top-eight teams advancing to the NCAA Championships at the University of Georgia Golf Course on May 21-24. Additional Regionals will be played at Auburn and Oklahoma.
In addition's to Burger's tally, Georgia also counted a 74 from Kailey Walsh, a 75 from Manuela Carbajo Ré and a 76, the score of both Collins Bradshaw and Rocio Sancez Lobato.
Burger is three shots off the pace of Southern Cal's Kyung Kim, while Carbajo Ré is tied for 25th at 146, Walsh is tied for 50th at 150, Sanchez Lobato is tied for 54th at 151 and Bradshaw is tied for 68th at 154.
Burger's mixed 15 pars, two birdies and a single par en route to her eighth par-or-better result in 11 rounds this fall. She bogeyed No. 6 and turned at 1-over before birdies at No. 10 and No. 12 put her in red numbers for the day.
"Burger is in the hunt again, and she continues to play like someone who has aspirations of being an All-American and Player of the Year candidate at the end of the season," Brewer said. "She's carried us somewhat throughout the fall and we need to find her some help. The positive is that I know we have plenty of people who are capable of doing so."
No. 3 Southern Cal remained atop the team leaderboard. A 285 on Saturday put the Women of Troy at 571, four shots better than No. 2 Washington at 575. Rounding out the top-10 teams are No. 15 Oklahoma State and Oregon State both at 577; No. 13 Vanderbilt, Stanford and No. 7 Arizona State all at 579; No. 1 Arizona at 583; the Bulldogs at 588; and UCLA at 591.
Live scoring for Sunday's final round will be updated on a three-hole basis on www.golfstat.com.
Stanford Intercollegiate host by Dr. Condoleezza Rice
Stanford Golf Course
Par 71, 6130 Yards
Saturday's Second-Round Standings
Southern Cal 286-285=571
Oklahoma State 289-288=577
Oregon State 287-290=577
Arizona State 290-289=579
UC Davis 295-297=592
San Jose State 303-298=601
Kyung Kim, Southern Cal 72-66=138
Doris Chen, Southern Cal 69-70=139
Kelsey Vines, Oklahoma State 70-69=139
SooBin Kim, Washington 72-68=140
Grace Na, Pepperdine 72-68=140
Emilie Burger, Georgia 71-70=141
Lauren Sewell, Oregon State 71-70=141
Lauren Stratton, Vanderbilt 71-71=142
Josephine Janson, Oklahoma State 69-73=142
Sopia Popov, Southern Cal 70-72=142
T25. Manuela Carbajo Ré, Georgia 71-75=146
T50. Kailey Walsh, Georgia 76-74=150
T54. Rocio Sanchez Lobato, Georgia 75-76=151
T68. Collins Bradshaw, Georgia 78-76=154