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No. 4 Women's Golf In A Tie For Seventh Place Heading Into Final Round At NCAA Central Regional Championships
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  05/07/2004
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics

May 7, 2004

NORMAL, Ill. - The fourth-seeded New Mexico women's golf team dropped from a share of the lead to a three-way tie for seventh place during the second day of the NCAA Central Regional Championships after shooting a 36-over 320 Friday afternoon. Overall, the Lobos are tied with SMU and Northwestern for seventh place with a score of 298-320--618 (+50). New Mexico needs to place in the top eight at the three-day event to advance to the NCAA Championships May 18-21 in Auburn, Alabama. If necessary, ties will be broken by a playoff. The final round of the regional, held at the par-71, 6,500-yard University Golf Course at Illinois State University, will take place Saturday.

Third-seeded Vanderbilt and Michigan State lead the field after two rounds with a 37-over 605.

Individually for the Lobos, junior Kailin Downs leads UNM with a score of 73-81--154 (+12), which is good for 20th place. Freshman Ashley Rollins is one stroke behind Downs at 73-82--155 (+13) to sit in a tie for 28th.

Senior Katrina Leckovic and sophomore Christine Fernandez again posted identical scores, this time with an 80 in the second round to stand at 76-80--156 (+14) overall. Leckovic and Fernandez are both tied for 38th place. Junior Shannon Johnson is in a tie for 64th with a score of 81-79--160 (+18).

Erica Blasberg of Arizona sits atop the individual scoreboard with a 68-73--141 (-1).

The NCAA Central Regional Championships will conclude tomorrow. Live stats of the tournament are available at www.GolfStat.com and www.Redbirds.org.

TOP EIGHT TEAMS AFTER TWO ROUNDS

T1. Vanderbilt		298-307--605 (+37)
T1. Michigan State	302-303--605 (+37)
3. Baylor		312-297--609 (+41)
4. Southern California	300-311--611 (+43)
5. Arizona		299-313--612 (+44)
6. Purdue		305-309--614 (+46)
T7. New Mexico		298-320--618 (+50)
T7. SMU		316-302--618 (+50)
T7. Northwestern	313-305--618 (+50)

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