MESA, Ariz. – Day two looked a lot like day one.
The Barton Community College women’s golf team was hoping to make a move on day two of the NJCAA National Championships but it wasn’t too be. The Cougars remained in 11th place after shooting a very similar score to that of the opening day at Longbow Golf Club.
Barton shot a 364 after opening the tournament with a 361. The Cougars, however, are just two strokes out of being in the top 10.
The best finish in school history at the event was last year when Barton finished 9th. The Cougars also finished 10th in 2006.
Nattahakan Teeratrakul still leads the Cougars at the midway point but Hye Rin Kim is on her heels after gaining four strokes on Tuesday.
Teeratrakul, an 18th place finisher last season, slipped to an 85 on day two and into a tie for 29th place with a two-day total of 22-over par 166. She struggled to 10-over on the 10 Par 4’s during the afternoon.
Kim, meanwhile, carded a pair of birdies on the back nine to fire a team-best 81 on the second day. Kim birdied both Par 5’s on the back side but a pair of double bogeys on the front nine hurt her. Kim is currently in 35th with a 167.
Madison Werth of Great Bend shot the third best score of the day for the Cougars with her 97 – trimming 12 strokes off her opening round. Like Teeratrakul, the Par 4 caused Werth most of her troubles with several long Par 4’s on the scorecard.
Abbie Thelen remained third overall for the Cougars but slipped into triple digits on day two. Thelen started the day with a triple bogey and was never able to gather herself ending with a 101. She currently has a two-day total of 198.
Madison Walden also had her struggles on the second day with a 103. Walden really had trouble with the opening hole – the longest Par 5 on the course and also never recovered. She did manage a birdie on the front side. Her two-day total is and even 200.
Seminole State (Fla) still leads the tournament with a 601 after being the only team to break the 300-plateau with a 298 second round. That is good for a 13 stroke lead on Daytona Beach (Fla) at 614. It is a long way to third where host Mesa sits with a 631.
Seminole State’s Josefine Garton moved into the lead with a second straight 73 for a two-day total of 146. Tiffany Chan of Daytona State opened with a 1-under 71 but shot a 77 the second day to fall into second place with Sydney Legacy of Seminole State at 148.
Top 10 Individuals – Par 72
1 Josefine Garton (Seminole St), 73-73—146
2 Tiffany Chan (Daytona St), 71-77—148
2 Sydney Legacy (Seminole St), 76-72—148
4 Caitlin Huiting (Seminole St), 76-76—152
5 Devanshi Naik (Western Texas), 77-76—153
5 Whitney Stevenson (Daytona St), 77-76—153
7 Charatta Thongbai (Mesa), 74-80—154
7 Ji Sun Kang (Daytona St), 76-78—154
9 Cynthia Bounleutay (Seminole St), 78-77—155
9 Julie Laisney (Iowa Central), 81-74—155
29 Natthakan Teeratrakul , 81-85—166
35 Hye Rin Kim, 86-81—167
86 Abbie Thelen, 97-101—198
89 Madison Walden, 97-103—200
92 Madison Werth, 109-97—206
1 Seminole State (Fla), 303-298—601
2 Daytona State (Fla), 304-310—614
3 Mesa (Ariz), 313-318—631
4 McLennan (Texas), 322-319—641
5 Western Texas, 322-324—646
6 Redlands (Okla), 319-331—650
7 Tyler (Texas), 338-344—682
8 Iowa Western, 353-346—699
9 Rend Lake (Ill), 349-352—701
10 Sandhills (NC), 363-360—723
11 Barton, 361-364—725
12 Des Moines Area (Iowa), 368-359—727
13 John A Logan (Ill), 356-377—733
14 Pima (Ariz), 370-374—744
15 Bismark State (ND), 438-431—869