Senior Megan Godfrey, part of an Illini quartet to shoot +6 Tue., improved her day-one total by three strokes.
March 14, 2006
HENDERSON, Nev. - The Illini dropped to 15th place after four of five Illinois golfers shot six-over-par in the second round of Tuesday's UNLV Spring Invitational.
Sophomore Stephanie Mory's streak of four consecutive top-ten rounds came to an end as a result of a round that included a pair of double-bogeys and left her 14 places lower than when she began the day. The shot differential was not nearly as stark for fellow sophomore Seul Ki Park. Park worsened by two shots but surrendered 20 places on the leaderboard.
A third Orange and Blue sophomore, Casey Burden, and senior Megan Godfrey actually improved with their +6 rounds. Burden bettered her first-round total by one stroke but nonetheless lost nine spots. Godfrey maintained her position in the standings even though she subtracted three strokes off her previous total.
UNLV and Long Beach State exchanged first and second places, following Long Beach State's seven-shot decline and UNLV's one-shot progression. Long Beach State's Kay Hoey (-4) retained a share of first place and is joined by New Mexico's Mikaela Backstedt after Backstedt climbed six places on day two.
UNLV Spring Invitational Results (through two rounds) 1. UNLV 290-287=579 2. Long Beach State 289-296=585 3. Campbell University 296-292=588 4. New Mexico 301-288=589 5. Brigham Young 303-290=593 6. Fresno State 294-302=596 7. San Jose State 303-299=602 8. Texas Tech 303-302=605 T9. San Diego State 306-302=608 T9. Memphis 308-300=608 T9. Indiana 301-307=608 12. Eastern Washington 313-300=613 T13. Idaho 311-304=615 T13. Nevada 308-307=615 15. ILLINOIS 305-312-617 16. Colorado 313-307=620 17. Illinois State 312-309=621 18. Colorado State 317-308=625