May 11, 2012
Site: Columbus, Ohio
Course: Ohio State's Scarlet Course (par 72, 6,246 yards)
Tournament: NCAA Central Regional (Day 2 of 3)
U-M Team Standing: 15th Place of 24 Teams (315-316/631) After Day 2
Top U-M Individual: Yugene Lee, tie-33rd (74-79/153)
Final Round: Saturday, May 12 -- at NCAA Central Regional (Columbus, Ohio), 12:30 p.m.
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Using a 77 from sophomore Alyssa Shimel (Pemberville, Ohio/Eastwood HS) and 79s from sophomore Yugene Lee (Athens, Ga./Oconee County HS) and freshman Lauren Grogan (Columbus, Ohio/Bishop Watterson HS), the University of Michigan women's golf team tallied a 316 today (Friday, May 11) and remains 15th with a 631 total at the NCAA Central Regional held at Ohio State's Scarlet Course.
After a second-round 79 today, Lee continues to the lead the Wolverines as she is tied for 33rd with a 153 two-day total following her two-over 74 in Thursday's (May 10) opening round. Grogan is two shots behind as she is tied for 42nd at 155 (76-79).
Shimel posted U-M's top round of the day with her five-over 77 as she moved up 24 positions on the leaderboard after opening with an 84 in the first round. Beginning off the front nine, Shimel opened the day bogeying the first hole, however, she erased that on the third hole with the first of her four birdies on the round. In fact, she erased two additional bogeys on the front nine with birdies and made the turn even par.
Shimel ran into trouble to start the back nine as she found herself five over after the first four holes, before a birdie on the par-5 14th hole put her at four over with four to play. She closed the day with three pars and a bogey to give her the 77, putting her tied for 83rd at 161.
Other Wolverine scores after 36 holes include freshman Linda Luo (Bradenton, Fla./Lakewood Ranch HS) tied for 92nd at 162 (81-81) and senior Meagan Bauer (Grand Blanc, Mich./Grand Blanc HS) tied for 116th at 169 (87-82).
The Wolverines conclude their regional play Saturday (May 12) as they will be looking to finish among to the top eight in order to advance to the NCAA Finals in Franklin, Tenn. U-M will begin its final round off the first tee at 12:30 p.m., paired with Notre Dame and Ole Miss.
Team Standings (After Day 2 of 3)
1. USC 298-290 = 588 2. Vanderbilt 308-292 = 600 3. Virginia 308-296 = 604 4. Purdue 301-307 = 608 Oregon 308-300 = 608 6. Auburn 306-304 = 610 7. N.C. State 307-304 = 611 8. Ohio State 310-302 = 612 9. Tennessee 306-308 = 614 10. Florida State 314-301 = 615 11. Georgia 299-318 = 617 12. Arkansas 310-308 = 618 13. Notre Dame 304-320 = 624 14. Mississippi 315-311 = 626 15. MICHIGAN 315-316 = 631 16. Harvard 315-317 = 632 17. South Florida 309-325 = 634 18. Texas State 320-315 = 635 Kentucky 322-313 = 635 20. East Carolina 329-310 = 639 21. Texas-San Antonio 317-326 = 643 22. UNC Wilmington 323-322 = 645 23. Siena College 328-326 = 654 24. Butler 321-334 = 655
1. Lisa McCloskey, USC 73-68 = 141 2. Marina Alex, Vanderbilt 70-73 = 143 Maria Salinas, Florida State 71-72 = 143 Lauren Stratton, Vanderbilt 75-68 = 143 5. Sophia Popov, USC 78-68 = 146 6. Brittany Altomare, Virginia 75-72 = 147 Alex Buelow, Stetson* 72-75 = 147 Cassy Isagawa, Oregon 75-72 = 147 9. Rocio Sanchez Lobato, Georgia 73-75 = 148 Paula Reto, Purdue 71-77 = 148 Rachel Rohanna, Ohio State 74-74 = 148
T33. Yugene Lee 74-79 = 153 T42. Lauren Grogan 76-79 = 155 T83. Alyssa Shimel 84-77 = 161 T92. Linda Luo 81-81 = 162 T116. Meagan Bauer 87-82 = 169 * playing as individual
N O T E S
Michigan is making its seventh NCAA Regional appearance. In total, U-M has been to the NCAA postseason 10 of the last 12 years (seven team, three individual).
Meagan Bauer, Yugene Lee and Alyssa Shimel have started all 12 events this season. In fact, Bauer has started her last 34, while Shimel has not missed a start in her two seasons, a string of 24 straight. Lee has started the last 22 straight events of her 23 career events.
Q U O T E S
Michigan Head Coach Cheryl Stacy
On the second day of NCAA Central Regional ... "The golf course is playing very tough. We are hanging in there, but we need pick up our short game. Yugene (Lee) and Lauren (Grogan) are playing well and it was great to see Alyssa (Shimel) play well today. We are just going to go out tomorrow and fight and battle through the golf course. We are going to try to make as many pars as we can and see what happens in the end."
Contact: Tom Wywrot (734) 763-4423