ECU Moves Into Tie For 13th At NCAA Regional

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May 9, 2014

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TALLAHASEE, Fla. - The East Carolina women's golf team moved up five spots into a tie for 13th after carding a second round score of 295 (7-over) at the 2014 NCAA East Regional. The three-day event is being held at the SouthWood Golf Club.

The Pirates (592/16-over), who are tied with UCF, are sitting 11-strokes out of eighth place heading into final round action. In order for them to make their first-ever NCAA Championship appearance, they would need to finish in the Top-8 - currently occupied by Campbell (581/5-over).

Sophomore Frida Gustafsson Spang still leads the Pirates squad with a 36-hole score of 145 (72-73) following her 1-over par round on Friday. Just like Thursday, Spang started out her round with solid play birding two of her first three holes for a 1-under 35, but three bogeys in her final four holes accounted for a 2-over 38 back nine.

Senior Fanny Wolte (149), who is appearing in her four-straight NCAA Regional, moved up to a share of 55th place after a 3-over 75 (38-37). Sophomore Lane Gakeler (151) is tied for 75th place in her first regional after her 3-over 75, while fellow classmate Nicoline Engstroem Skaug (153) is tied for 92nd following her even-par round of 72. Rounding out the Pirates roster is junior Katie Kirk (154) who stands in a tied of 98th.

12th-ranked and fourth-seed Vanderbilt kept its stranglehold on first place in the team standings with a seven-stroke lead over second-place Duke. The Commodores increased their lead from three strokes after the first round to seven strokes after the second round. Mariah Stackhouse of Stanford is the individual leader with a two-day total of 139. Stackhouse holds a one-stroke lead over Sandy Choi and Celine Boutier of Duke.

East Carolina will tee off from hole No. 1 at 12:15 p.m. (ET) and will play with UCF and Georgia in the final round.