Women's Golf Slips to 23rd at NCAA East Regional



May 12, 2000

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Tulane women's golf team shot a second round 318 and slipped to 23rd place Saturday at the NCAA East Regional golf tournament.

The Green Wave struggled for the second straight day, posting a 318 total to fall to 23rd place in the 24-team event. The squad's total of 635 is 39 shots off the pace of tournament-leader Purdue at 596. It is the first team appearance for Tulane at the NCAA East Regional.

Leading the way for Tulane individually is senior Meghan Bolger. The Haddonfield, N.J., native shot a four-over-par total of 76 for the second straight day and is tied for 33rd place at 152. She is the only Wave golfer to post two rounds in the 70s.

Auburn's Celeste Troche shot a three-under-par 69 in the second round and leads the 126-woman field by three strokes at 140 (-4). She is one of just two golfer under par after 36 holes.

Other Tulane finishers included senior Catalina Lara (T92nd/160), junior Pam Buff (T106th/163), sophomore Marcela Gonzalez (T114th/164) and freshman Kathy Schafer (T116th/166).

The NCAA East Regional is being contested at the Ohio State University Scarlet Course, a par 72, 6,126-yard layout. The event runs through Sunday.

The top 11 teams and three individuals from the NCAA East and West Regionals will advance to the 2000 NCAA Women's Golf Championships on May 24-27, which will be contested at the Crosswater Course at the Sun River Resort in Sun River, Ore. Oregon State University will host the championship event.