|Williams Women's Golf Eighth After Two Days at NCAAs|
|Williams Sports Information, |
11:38AM / Thursday, May 12, 2022
HOUSTON – Day 2 of the 2022 NCAA DIII Women's Golf Championships had a promising start for Williams College as it was just three shots over par at the turn on Wednesday.
Catalin Yturralde and Tianyi Zhuang both shot par on the front nine, while Malini Rudra was one over par, and both Olivia White and Jo Kin were both two over par.
The four best of five scores factor into the team scoring. Yturralde notched a par on each of the first nine holes. Tianyi Zhuang's score of par on the front nine had more ups and downs. She opened her round with two pars and then bogeyed the next two holes before she eagled the par five fifth hole notching a three.
"Tianyi hit a five wood from 180 yards to about five feet from the hole and made the putt," Williams coach Tomas Adalsteinsson said. "Amazing eagle."
On the sixth hole Zhuang had a double bogey, but she answered that rise in score by closing the first loop birdie, par, birdie.
Malini Rudra's front nine found her bogeying the first hole before she notched two pars and a birdie on both holes four and five to go 1 under par. A double bogey on the ninth hole left Rudra at one over par through the first nine.
The back nine for Williams was much more of
an adventure. The five competitors had 14 bogeys, 3 double bogeys, and two triple bogeys to add 16 shots to their team total for the day.
Zhuang and White led the way Wednesday as both shot a four over par 76, Catalin Yturralde was five over par (77), and Joanna Kim was six over par carding a 78.
With a two-day total of 614 Williams was tied for eighth place with Claremont Mudd Scripps with two rounds remaining. Emory University leads the field of 29 teams with a two day total of 588 and they are 14 shots ahead of second place Pomona-Pitzer.
Thursday the Williams was scheduled to go off the first tee at 8:10 a.m. CST and will be paired with Methodist University and Claremont Mudd Scripps.