Augie is 2nd After 2 Days @ Central Region
by KDLT Sports
May 07, 2012 10:45 PM
ELEPHANT BUTTE, N.M. -
No. 21 Augustana moved into second place at the Central Region Championship on Monday, shooting a 323 and getting within four strokes of the lead with a two-round score of 646.
The Vikings began the round in third place and 10 strokes off the lead.Maggie Leland
entered Monday's round in third place and retained that spot. She fired an 80 in the second round and sits at 13-over 157.
Colorado Mesa is the team leader with a 642. The Mavericks turned in a 329 on Monday. CMU's Jennifer Hilts and Western New Mexico's Faylyn Beyale are tied for first at 11-over 155.Jennifer Benoy
and Allie Ostrander
are tied for eighth with 18-over 162s. Benoy shot an 81 in the second round, while Ostrander, who is the defending Central Region medalist, carded an 80.Emily Kvidera
posted an 82 on Monday and is tied for 13th at 23-over 165. Kelsey Bortnem
is tied for 41st at 39-over 183.
The nine-team field was forced to deal with strong winds throughout the second 18 holes. The round took approximately six hours, and winds were around 30 miles per hour.
Augustana is the two-time defending region champion. The top-three teams along with the top-three individuals not with a team from each regional will advance to nationals. The final round is on Tuesday.