May 8, 2015
RALEIGH, N.C. - Sophomore Genevieve Ling shot 79 (+7) in the second round of the NCAA East Regional Championships Friday, falling into a tie for 50th.
Ling, who began the day tied for 21st, birdied three holes, but also had 10 bogeys at the par-72, 6,381-yard Lonnie Poole Golf Course.
"Genevieve hit the ball extremely well," head coach Nicole Bird said. "I think she hit every fairway and only missed three greens, but she had six or seven three-putts. The pins were much tougher than yesterday, and I would expect the same tomorrow. We will be smarter with her initial putts and hopefully she can get some birdies early."
The top six teams from each of the four regional sites, and the top three individuals not on those six teams, will advance to the NCAA Women's Golf Championships at Concession Golf Club in Bradenton, Fla., May 22-27.
With a two-round total of 153 (74-79, +9), Ling is either seven or eight strokes back of the top three individuals not on teams currently in position to advance, depending on a sixth-place tie between North Carolina State and Ohio State.
Ling is just the second women's golfer in school history to play in the NCAA Regional Championships, and the first since Acey Erlandson in 2000.
She is scheduled to tee off the back nine for the final round Saturday at 6:15 a.m. MT.