Deacs Move Up To 14th Through 2 Rounds of NCAA Regional
Marissa Dodd
Marissa Dodd

May 10, 2013

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By Gary Petit, Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@WakeWGolf)

NORMAN, Okla. - Wake Forest sophomore Marissa Dodd fired a 1-under 71 on Friday to lead the Demon Deacons to a round of 301 at the NCAA Central Regional.

The Deacons are 24-over par through two rounds and have moved from 17th place to start the day into 14th. The top-8 teams at the end of Saturday's round will advance to the NCAA Championship. There is currently a three-way tie for sixth place at 15-over par. The Deacons trail that group by nine shots heading into Saturday.

"It's been a little bit of a frustrating two days," said Wake Forest head coach Dianne Dailey. "The students are hitting the ball pretty well but we're just not making many putts. And then when we get a bit off line, it balloons into a big number. The good thing about tomorrow is we'll know exactly what we need to do when we start. I think we're capable of going low so we'll see if we can put it together tomorrow and see what happens."

Dodd had a tough opening round of 78 on Thursday but bounced-back with three birdies and just two bogeys in a round of 1-under 71. She is 5-over through two rounds and in a tie for 39th. This was her third round of 71 on the year which ties her career-low.

After opening with an even-par 72, junior Olafia Kristinsdottir came back with a 2-over 74 on Friday and is in a tie for 16th through 36-holes. She made a double-bogey on her third hole of the day but answered with back-to-back birdies on the next two holes.

Senior Greta Lange carded a round of 4-over 76 on Friday. She was 3-over through 16 holes before making a double-bogey on the par-5 8th. But the Germany native finished with a strong birdie at No. 9 to post her second-lowest round of the spring.

Freshman Mariana Sims had three double bogeys in her round of 8-over 80 on Friday. Sophomore Allison Emrey rounded-out the Deacon five with a round of 82.

Host Oklahoma fired a second-straight under-par round and leads the team race at 7-under par. ACC Champion Duke is 1-under through 36 holes while Florida is third at 13-over.

Wake Forest will be in the afternoon wave on Saturday and is paired with Iowa State and SMU . That group will start at 1 p.m. ET off the 10th tee. Golfstat.com will have live scoring of the final round.

Team Standings
1.  Oklahoma             283-286=569 (-7)
2.  Duke                 284-291=575 (-1)
3.  Florida              282-307=589 (+13)
4.  Coastal Carolina     293-297=590 (+14)
    Arizona State        292-298=590 (+14)
6.  UC-Davis             291-300=591 (+15)
    Texas Tech           296-295=591 (+15)
    Mississippi State    292-299=591 (+15)
9.  NC State             294-298=592 (+16)
    Michigan State       291-301=592 (+16)
11. TCU                  290-303=593 (+17)
12. Wisconsin            292-303=595 (+19)
13. SMU                  296-302=598 (+22)
14. Wake Forest          299-301=600 (+24)
15. Washington           294-307=601 (+25)
    Iowa State           294-307=601 (+25)
    Indiana              292-309=601 (+25)
18. Texas-San Antonio    302-303=605 (+29)
19. Campbell             301-310=611 (+35)
20. Gonzaga              303-309=612 (+36)
21. Illinois State       301-318=619 (+43)
22. Lamar                303-321=624 (+48)
23. Butler               305-326=631 (+55)
24. Detroit              312-323=635 (+59)

Top-5 Individuals 1. Emily Collins (OU) 67-70=137 (-7) 2. Ally Mcdonald (Miss ST) 69-69=138 (-6) 3. Alejandra Cangrejo (DU) 72-69=141 (-3) Lindy Duncan (DU) 69-72=141 (-3) AC Tanguay (OU) 71-70=141 (-3)

Wake Forest Individuals 16. Olafia Kristinsdottir 72-74=146 (+2) 39. Marissa Dodd 78-71=149 (+5) 93. Mariana Sims 75-80=155 (+11) 93. Greta Lange 79-76=155 (+11) 97. Allison Emrey 74-82=156 (+12)


 

 

 

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