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Dye Improves at Championships
May 20, 2009

May 20, 2009

NORMAN, Okla. - University of Oklahoma senior golfer Kendall Dye posted a second round one-over-par 73 Wednesday at the 6,443-yard, par-72 Caves Valley Golf Club in Owings Mills, Md.  Two rounds remain in the four-round Division I tournament hosted by Georgetown University.
 
UCLA paces the tournament amongst the teams after posting a second-round 293 (+5).  Southern California follows UCLA with their second round team score of 295 (+7), followed by Denver's second round score of 304 (+16).  Arizona State, Oklahoma State and North Carolina are tied up for fourth place after their second round scores of 298 (+10), 297 (+9) and 301 (+13), respectively.
 
Dye, a first-team All-Big 12 member, made her move as an individual to a tied 72nd place out of 126 competitors.  Only 20 other golfers posted a score equal to or better than Dye's second round 73 (+1).  The lone Sooner stands two strokes back from the top-50, four strokes back from the top-30 and five strokes back from the top-25. 

UCLA's Maria Jose Uribe paces the tournament after two rounds with a 141 (-3), followed by Wake Forest's Nannette Hill, Denver's Stephanie Sherlock and Pepperdine's Lisa McCloskey, who are all tied for second place with a 143 (-1).
 
Dye started day two of competition at the 10th hole and had an impressive streak of four birdies before ending the back nine one-under-par.  Although she ended the front nine two-over-par, her total score for the day ended up one-over-par 73, the sixth-best score of the day.
 
Dye, an Edmond native, will begin round three of the NCAA Championships at the 10th hole on Thursday at 9:20 a.m. CT.  Live scoring is available at www.golfstat.com.
 
 
 
Team Standings:

1. UCLA: 296-293=589 (+13)
2. Southern California: 301-295=296 (+20)
3. Denver: 294-304=598 (+22)
T4. Arizona State: 302-298=600 (+24)
T4. Oklahoma State: 303-297=600 (+24)
T4. North Carolina: 303-297=600 (+24)
7. Wake Forest: 303-300=603 (+27)
8. LSU: 302-304=606 (+30)
T9. Virginia: 305-302=607 (+31)
T9. Alabama: 305-302=607 (+31)
T9. Purdue: 306-301=607 (+31)
12. Duke: 308-301=609 (+33)
T13. Pepperdine: 312-298=610 (+34)
T13. Michigan State: 307-303=610 (+34)
15. Arizona: 310-305=615 (+39)
16. Tulane: 312-305=617 (+41)
17. Tennessee: 307-313=620 (+44)
T18. UT Chattanooga: 316-307=623 (+47)
T18. Georgia: 316-307=623 (+47)
T20. New Mexico: 311-314=625 (+49)
T20. Texas: 314-311=625 (+49)
22. TCU: 314-316=630 (+54)
23. Ohio State: 323-311=634 (+58)
24. UC Irvine: 320-316=636 (+60)
 
Individual Standings:
1. Maria Jose Uribe, UCLA: 75-76=141 (-3)
T2. Nannette Hill, Wake Forest: 72-71=143 (-1)
T2. Stephanie Sherlock, Denver: 70-73=143 (-1)
T2. Lisa McCloskey, Pepperdine: 74-69=143 (-1)
5. Jennifer Song, Southern California: 72-73=145 (+1)

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