WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – No. 25 Cal shot a 312 in the second round of the NCAA Central Regional Friday to drop from eighth to 10th place (621) with the final round of the 21-team tournament slated for Saturday. The Bears are only one stroke back of being one of eight teams to advance to the NCAA Championship, May 23-26, in Florida.
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane turned in the best round of the day Friday, a three-over-par 291, and moved into first place with a two-day score of 591. Led by the regional’s individual leader, Stacy Prammanasudh, with a two-day, two-under-par total of 142, the Golden Hurricane blew into a four-stroke lead over first-day leader Purdue (595). The tournament host settled for a 12-over 300 on Friday, five strokes off their first-day total.
Prammanasudh carded a 72 Friday after a 70 Thursday to hold a one-stroke lead over Heather Zielinski of Purdue, who fired a 71 Friday after a 72 Thursday for a two-day total of 143. California sophomore Vikki Laing (72-73=145) is part of a four-way tie for third place. If the tournament ended today, Laing would be one of two individuals earning bids from non-advancing teams to the NCAA Championship.
The Bears next best golfer is sophomore Ria Quiazon, who is tied for 38th (156) after duplicating her opening round of 78.
Moving into third place heading into the final 18 holes was Oklahoma State (599), followed by New Mexico State (602), Texas (608), Kent State (608), Louisiana State (610), Oklahoma (620), Baylor (620) and California (621), rounding out the top 10.