May 24, 2006
COLUMBUS, Ohio --- The No. 6-ranked Georgia women's golf team posted a 17-over 305 in Wednesday's second round of the NCAA Championships on Ohio State University's Scarlet Course. The Bulldogs remained 18th in the team standings at 611 halfway through the 72-hole tournament.
Georgia teed off from No. 10 on Wednesday and played the back half of the course first. The Bulldogs struggled early, falling to 11-over through just three holes. From that point, however, Georgia played the last 15 holes at 6-over.
"I told the girls after we finished that I was obviously very disappointed with our score, but we showed a lot of character," head coach Todd McCorkle said. "We got off to a slow start, but we actually fought very hard. It would have been very easy to have given up."
The Dogs counted a pair of 75s from freshmen Alina Lee and Taylor Leon, a 77 from freshman Mallory Hetzel and a 78 from junior Whitney Wade. Senior Jackie Beers carded an 80.
Lee and Leon both rallied from slow starts. Leon double-bogeyed both No. 11 and No. 12 and bogeyed No. 18 to turn at 5-over before posting birdies on No. 4 and No. 6 en route to the clubhouse. Lee bogeyed No. 10, No. 11 and No. 13 to start at 3-over through four holes but eagled No. 14 and birdied No. 16 to get back to par. After turning at even, Lee had bogeys at No. 2, No. 5 and No. 8 on the front side.