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May 21, 2014

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Tulsa, Okla. – Despite improving on its first-round score by eight strokes, the No. 18 Virginia women’s golf team dropped back to 19th place after the second round of play at the NCAA Championships. The 72-hole tournament is being held at the Tulsa Country Club in Tulsa, Okla. The Cavaliers shot 15-over 295 Wednesday afternoon for a 36-hole total of 38-over 598.

Oklahoma continues to lead the 24-team field. The seventh-ranked Sooners shot 7-over 287 for a two-day total of 15-over 575. Duke is in second place at 578. The third-ranked Blue Devils hold a two-shot advantage over fifth-ranked Arizona State. Top-ranked USC, second-ranked UCLA and No. 11 Arizona are tied for fourth at 586.

For the second consecutive round, freshman Lauren Diaz-Yi (Thousand Oaks, Calif.) shot 1-over 71 to lead the Cavaliers. Her two-round total of 142 has her in 12th place. After playing her first nine holes at 2-over par, she used birdies on two of her next three holes to pull even before playing her last six holes at 1-over par.

Sophomore Lauren Coughlin (Chesapeake, Va.), who is also playing in her first NCAA Championship, carded UVa’s next best score during the second round. She shot 3-over 73 and is tied for 58th overall along with teammate Portland Rose (Sugar Land, Texas). Rosen posted a second-round score of 74.

“I think we left a lot of shots out there today,” said Virginia coach Kim Lewellen. “We gave a couple of shots away over our last few holes. I think we have a lot of room for improvement, but I also saw a lot of really good things out there today. We made more birdies today than we did yesterday. I think the course is going to get easier to play, despite the winds. We need to come out tomorrow and make up some ground.”

Briana Mao’s 77 and Elizabeth Brightwell’s 78 rounded out UVa’s scoring. Mao (Folsom, Calif.) is in 102st place at 156 and Brightwell (Nellysford, Va.) is 122nd at 160.

Oklahoma’s Alexandra Kaui leads the field at 5-under 135. Michigan State’s Allyssa Ferrell and Stanford’s Lauren Kim are tied for second at 138.

Virginia will tee off at 8:30 a.m. ET to start the third round. The tournament ends Friday.

NCAA Women's Golf ChampionshipsTulsa Country ClubTulsa, Okla.Par-70, 6,194 yardsSecond Round Results
Team Results
1. Oklahoma 288-287-575 2. Duke 293-285-578 3. Arizona State 293-287-580 4. UCLA 291-293-584 4. Arizona 298-286-584 4. USC 293-291-584 7. Stanford 300-286-586 8. Mississippi State 302-285-587 9. Washington 299-289-588 9. Michigan State 305-283-58811. Alabama 305-285-59011. Ohio State 299-291-59013. NC State 307-284-59114. Vanderbilt 303-290-59315. Northwestern 305-289-59416. Florida 305-292-59716. Texas A&M 305-292-59716. Tulane 303-294-59719. Virginia 303-295-59820. South Carolina 301-299-60021. California 296-305-60122. Iowa State 306-298-60423. Kansas 313-293-60624. Campbell 305-303-608
Individual Leaders1. Alexandra Kaui, Oklahoma 68-67-1352. Allyssa Ferrell, Michigan State 69-69-1382. Lauren Kim, Stanford 67-71-1384. Doris Chen, USC 67-72-139
Virginia Results 12. Lauren Diaz-Yi 71-71-142 58. Lauren Coughlin 77-73-150 58. Portland Rosen 76-74-150102. Briana Mao 79-77-156122. Elizabeth Brightwell 82-78-160="http:>="http:>="http:>="http:>="http:>
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