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Kentucky’s Season Comes to a Close in Stanford

Kentucky’s Season Comes to a Close in Stanford

STANFORD, Calif. – Kentucky Women’s Golf finished its 2021-22 period lacking the qualifying slash to progress to the NCAA Finals in Scottsdale, Ariz.
 
The Cats finished the 3-day Stanford Regional on Wednesday in a two-way tie for seventh with Texas Tech. British isles tallied a three-spherical whole of 875 (+23), which include 44 birdies and 39 bogeys.
 
“It was a difficult week for us on the class and we are dissatisfied to have occur up short,” said Head Mentor Golda Borst. “We will discover from this and move forward, but for now it stings.”
 
On the person front, junior Laney Frye played an impressive 3-rounds to finish in the best-15 just missing the playoff to qualify to finals as an specific. She improved from her to start with-spherical 75 to a second-round 67. Her third round of the regional was only 1 shot quick of an even-par round. The Kentucky-native accomplished the Stanford Regional T12 (+1).
 
Fifth-calendar year senior and team captain Rikke Svejgård Nielsen played her last spherical as a Wildcat this week ending T16 (+3). Her consistency was widespread all over her 54 holes as she stayed in the prime-20 on the individual leaderboard. The Denmark-indigenous tallied a three-working day score of 216 to end 3-in excess of-par.
 
“We desired to give Rikke one more operate at a National Championship, but it was not intended to be,” said Borst. “We are so thankful for her and the legacy that she leaves behind at Kentucky. She’s been our leader and our rock, and we will overlook her greatly!”
 
Also on the unique leaderboard, María Villanueva Aperribay was the up coming Cat in the lineup to find herself in the major-50. The junior finished her spherical T39 (E) to enhance her placement by eight. She shot a tournament-greatest 71 to merge with her day one and two scores of 73 and 79 for 223 (+10).
 
Marissa Wenzler was not considerably driving Villanueva Aperribay as she completed T45 (+2). The Wildcat played her best spherical of the match on Wednesday observing a two-around-par 73. She totaled 224 (+11) on the week.
 
Junior Jensen Castle was substituted by Marta López Echevarría due to health issues on the very first day of competition. Even so, she built up for lost time in the two rounds played by tallying 150. With a tough start out to the event, she saw her most effective spherical on Wednesday. Like Wenzler, Castle shot a 73 (+2).
 
“It’s tricky when the street ends previously than you would have favored,” expressed Borst. “With that claimed, we are continue to immensely proud of our team for how they performed this year. We have attained a large amount and we have a whole lot to celebrate.”

Out of the Stanford Regional, the University of Southern California, Stanford, LSU, and Perdue innovative to perform in Ariz. with the addition of personal qualifiers.

ABOUT THE NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS
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6 regional tournaments will be carried out May possibly 9-11 to determine the championship finals field. Regional tournaments are considered preliminary rounds of NCAA championships
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level of competition and all nationwide championship insurance policies apply.
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A overall of 72 groups and 36 specific individuals have been picked for regional competition. Of the 396 players collaborating in the regionals, 132 will advance to the championship finals, with the major four teams and major two people today (not on an advancing workforce) advancing from each regional.
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The nationwide championships will be May well 20-25 at Grayhawk Golfing Club in Scottsdale, Ariz. hosted by Arizona State and The Thunderbirds. The closing 3 days of the championships will be televised are living by the Golf Channel.

BIRDIES FOR Twister Reduction FUNDRAISER

Collectively, Uk Women’s Golfing has tallied 253 birdies since announcing the get started of a new fundraiser to help fellow Kentuckians in the Western area of the condition who were devastated by an EF4 tornado in early December of final yr. This tally includes the birdies shot throughout the very first two rounds of the NCAA Stanford Regional. 
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In partnership with the Kentucky Pink Cross, the system is inquiring for financial donations or pledges. For every birdie built, commencing with the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate and throughout the rest of the 2022 spring period, money will be provided to people impacted by the catastrophic disaster.
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Individuals wishing to donate can do so by clicking right here.

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