May 9, 1998
DURHAM, N.C. - The Purdue Boilermakers' women's golf team dropped to 14th place on day two of play at the NCAA East Regional at the Duke Golf Club after shooting a 315 as a team. Heading into Friday's action, Purdue was in seventh place, just four strokes out of the top five and two behind Big Ten champion Indiana who was in sixth place.
Sophomore Stacy Orschell shot a three-over par 76 to lead the Boilers. Her total of 153 over the first two rounds puts her in a tie for 33rd. Junior Angie Blythe, who led the Boilers after the first round with a score of 75, shot a 79, dropping to 43rd. Senior Colleen Cashman fired a seven-over par 80 and is tied for 52nd.
Georgia leads the team standings with a one-over par 585. LSU is in second (593), while Duke (599) Indiana (604), Ohio State and Florida (605) round out the top five. Georgia's Julia Boros shot an even-par 73 on day two to stay in first place at four-under par (142) for the tournament. Indiana's Erin Carney is at two-under par in second place. Georgia's Reilley Rankin and Wake Forest's Alexandra Armas are at one-under, while North Carolina's Marcy Newton and LSU's Michelle Louviere are even, rounding out the top six spots.
Purdue Junior Lisa Kenley is tidd for 66th with a total of 158 while classmate Johanna Gollings is at 168 after the first two rounds.
The top eight teams will advance to the NCAA Championships at Wisconsin's University Ridge Golf Course, May 20-23. The final round begins tomorrow morning.