Oct. 20, 2012
STANFORD, Calif. - Sophomore Beverly Vatananugulkit shot a season-best 2-under 69 on Saturday and making a jump in the standings as the fourth-ranked UC Davis women's golf team ended the second round of the Stanford Intercollegiate in a tie for 11th place.
UC Davis fired a 297 team score and is tied with No. 19 Pepperdine at 24-over 592. Vatananugulkit, who had a 74 in Friday's first round, jumped from a tie for 34th place into a tie for 11th at 1 over. Seniors Demi Runas and Amy Simanton each had 76's on Saturday and are tied for 44th at 7 over.
Freshman Andrea Wong posted a 76 and is tied for 54th at 9 over while freshman Betty Chen carded a 67 and is tied for 62nd at 11-over. Freshman Raegan Bremer, who had a 79, is 16 over and tied for 80th.
"Bev led the way for the team with a solid under-par round for us," said head coach Anna Temple. "She's been working really hard and it's nice to see her have some results. As a team, it was a great opportunity for us to learn. It was not our best day but we are motivated to do what we are capable of in the final round."
Third-ranked USC, which shot 1-over 285 in the second round, kept a hold of first place in the team standings and has a four-shot lead over Pac-12 rival Washington, ranked second, at 3-over 571. Oklahoma State, ranked 15th, and unranked Oregon State are also near the top, tied for third at 9-over 577.
Kyung Kim of USC blistered the Stanford Golf Course for a 5-under 66 on Saturday and took a one-shot lead at 4 under overall. Teammate Doris Chen and Oklahoma State's Kelsey Vines are tied for second.
Vatananugulkit enjoyed her finest round of the season, using three birdies and just two bogeys on her front nine to make the turn 1 under. An eagle on the par-5 first hole pushed her to 3 under while a birdie and two bogeys the rest of the way helped bring her in with a 69.
Starting on the 10th hole, Runas enjoyed a strong front nine, playing the first nine holes two shots under par thanks to a trio of birdies and just one bogey. However, her back nine wasn't as kind. She shot a 38 and finished with a 76. Simanton was 2 over over her first nine holes and then had five straight pars on the back before finishing with a 76 like Runas.
Wong's 76 was highlighted by a birdie on her third hole of the day while Chen finished the day well, picking up pars on six of her last seven holes to record a 78. Bremer was 4 over on both her front and back nine.
Stanford Golf Course
Par 71, 6,130 yards
36 of 54 holes
1. USC, 286-285-571
2. Washington, 290-285-575
T3. Oklahoma State, 289-288-577
T3. Oregon State, 287-290-577
T5. Stanford, 289-290-579
T5. Vanderbilt, 288-291-579
T5. Arizona State, 290-289-579
8. Arizona, 294-289-583
9. Georgia, 293-295-588
10. UCLA, 296-295-591
T11. UC DAVIS, 295-297-592
T11. Pepperdine, 301-291-592
13. Harvard, 304-290-594
14. Oregon, 298-301-599
15. San Jose State, 303-298-601
16. Cal, 307-298-605
17. Texas, 311-303-614
1. Kyung Kim, USC, 72-66-138
T11. Beverly Vatananugulkit, 74-69-143
T44. Demi Runas, 73-76-149
T44. Amy Simanton, 73-76-149
T54. Andrea Wong, 75-76-151
T54. Betty Chen, 75-78-153
T80. Raegan Bremer, 78 (playing as individual)