Deacs Move Up To 14th Through 2 Rounds of NCAA Regional
May 10, 2013
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.
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)