Feb. 10, 2009
Palos Verdes, Calif. - The bad weather that plagued day one of the Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge was less of a factor on day two, leading to better scores from No. 21 Stanford and the rest of the field. The Cardinal improved by 13 strokes to shoot a round of 31-over-par 315 on Tuesday.
Mari Chun played an outstanding even-par round to move the Cardinal up one spot into 12th with one day remaining in the tournament.
No. 3 Arizona State continues to lead after a round of 10-over-par 294 to give them a two-day total of 31-over-par 599. No. 2 USC at 44-over-par 612 and No. 1 UCLA at 51-over-par 619 continue to round out the top three overall.
Chun was the big mover in the tournament on Tuesday, firing a round of 71 to move from a tie for 65th all the way up to a tie for 19th. Chun's round was bettered only by Jennifer Song of USC who shot a 70 and now sits in fourth with a score of 7-over-par 148 for the tournament. Julianna Murcia of Arizona State continues to lead after matching Chun with an even-par 71. Murcia holds a commanding six stroke lead over the field with a score of 1-under-par 141.
Chun made five birdies on the day, which was tops in the field. Her two-day score of 14-over-par 156 leaves her just three strokes out of the top-10. She will look to continue her climb up the leaderboad on Wednesday as she looks for her third top-10 of the season.
Rebecca Durham fired a round of 9-over-par 80 for a two-day total of 19-over-par 161. She currently sits in a tie for 42nd place.
Joining Durham with a second-round of 80 was Ki-Shui Liao. Liao now sits in a tie for 47th with a two-day total of 20-over-par 162.
Rounding out the scorers for Stanford was Piper Miller who sits in a tie for 53rd with a two-day total of 22-over-par 164. After leading Stanford with a round of 80 yesterday, Miller struggled to a round of 13-over-par 84 on Tuesday.
Lila Barton who competed Monday was forced to withdraw before her second round.
Stanford will be back on the course Wednesday morning to compete in the final round of the Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge. The Cardinal will look to continue to climb up the leaderboard against some top competition.