The Razorbacks are making the turn and making a charge at the 2011 NCAA Women’s Golf Central Regional in South Bend, Ind. Sophomore Victoria Vela is the first to turn today and she is plus-two on the front nine. Vela bogeyed five and eight but has otherwise been very solid in her second round at the tournament.
Redshirt freshman Emma Lavy made the turn plus-four with a pair of birdies on five and seven and senior Corinna Rees started slowly going double-birdie-double. Rees settled in with three consecutive pars on four, five and six. Rees finished off her first nine with six consecutive pars and turned at three over.
Freshman Emily Tubert is bound to be more pleased with her second round of play as the Burbank, Calif., native made the turn four-under. Tubert opened with three pars and birdied four, five, six and seven shooting 32 on the front nine.
Tubert’s father, Marcelo, was seen dancing after a particularly exciting putt on No. 6. Emily and head coach Shauna Estes-Taylor talked over the putt and Tubert lined up and hit it. The ball was the perfect speed and distance but appeared to skirt the edge of the cup before laying over for the birdie.
Tubert started her day tied for 26th overall but was in sole possession of the lead over LSU’s Amalie Valle at the halfway point.
Senior Kelli Shean opened her round bogey, double, bogey but then settled in with five consecutive pars. Shean counted a four on the par three ninth hole and was plus-five with a 41 at the turn.
As a team, Arkansas had moved up to fifth overall in the field of 24 with nine holes remaining in the second round.