May 18, 2005
SUNRIVER, Ore. -- The Lady Volunteer golf team moved into an eighth-place tie after round two of the 2005 NCAA Women's Golf Championships. UT's team total stands at 603, following a second-round effort of 303 in rainy and windy conditions. Jessica Shepley and Violeta Retamoza led the way for the Orange and White with tallies of 74.
"Jessica and Violeta both played well," said Lady Vol head coach Judi Pavon. "The conditions were really tough out there with the rain, cold and wind, but still I'm pretty disappointed again. We were really playing a lot better than we finished. We need start making those putts and do something different to get those in because we are playing a lot better than what we are shooting. Hopefully we will work that out and be ready for tomorrow."
Shepley, an Oakville, Ontario, native got off to a great start, making par the first four holes before pouring in consecutive birdies to move to two below on the day. Bogeys on the 14th and 18th were sandwiched with three pars as the senior made the turn even at 36. She would get as low as one under following a birdie on the second, but ran into trouble the final four holes to conclude the day. She has an event total of 156 and is in a stalemate for 88th.
Retamoza also had a solid initial nine holes, turning in four pars and two birdies, on the 12th and 13th, which combated three bogeys. The SEC Golfer of the Year made the turn at one-above-par before bogeying the first. Over the final eight holes, however, the Aguascalientes, Mexico, native carded seven pars to just one bogey to finish the day. After two rounds of action, Retamoza has a score of 151 and is tied for 46th.
Golda Johansson (Lund, Sweden) had a good start to the round as she played the first six holes at one-above-par. Three consecutive bogeys to end the back nine raised the junior to four-above on the round, but Johansson stayed focused and immediately got back one of the strokes with a birdie on the first. She made par at six of the final eight holes, playing the front nine at one-above-par to wrap up the second round with a tally of 76. Overall her tournament score of 155 places her deadlocked for 78th and is one stroke better than her sum after 36 holes during last year's NCAAs.
Marci Turner (Tompkinsville, Ky.) had an up and down day, as she started off with three straight pars before bogeys on two of the next three holes raised her to two-over-par. After making the turn, however, the front nine would provide a challenge as she finished the day with a score of 79. Her two-round total of 150 is the lowest in history for a UT freshman at this point in the national event. She is tied for 31st place.
Sarah Bonner-Shanks (Kingsport, Tenn.), who ended her round on Tuesday with nine straight pars, started strong on Wednesday as she carded par at each of the first seven holes. The senior had a challenging stretch the next four holes with a bogey and three doubles. She regained her composure, however, and played one-over-par golf the last seven holes to end the day with a marker of 79, which puts her at 152 for the tournament and in a 53rd-place tie.
UT hits the course for the third round on Thursday on the par-71 6,312 yard course at 2:20 p.m. PT.
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