HOWEY-IN-THE-HILLS, Fla. – No. 26 California is in a tie for 14th place (610) with Michigan State after the second round Wednesday of the NCAA Championship at the par 72, 6106 El Campeon Golf Course. After carding a 302 Tuesday, the Golden Bears followed that up with a 308 Wednesday to fall slightly from a tie for 11th after the opening round.
The Bears are making their first appearance in school history at the NCAA Championship.
Top-ranked Duke, which was tied for seventh after the opening round, shot a 293 in round two to move into a first-place tie with first-day leader Oklahoma State (592). Georgia is one stroke back at 593, while Auburn and UCLA are tied for fourth at 594 in the 24-team tournament.
UCLA’s Laura Moffat maintained her first-day lead in the individual race by shooting another round of 69 for a six-under-par 138. Auburn’s Celeste Troche is in second with a four-under-par 140 after tallying a tournament-low round of 68 Wednesday.
Sophomore Vikki Laing is Cal’s top performer so far, as she is tied for 20th after firing back-to-back rounds of 74 for a two-day score of 148. She finished Wednesday’s round strong, carding a one-under-par over the final five holes.
Cal senior Cheryl Lala struggled after shooting a 72 in the first round, dropping to a tie for 40th after posting a 79 in the second round. She has the second-best two-day score for the Bears.
The third of four rounds tees off Thursday beginning at 7:30 a.m. ET.