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Kim Shoots Even-Par, Tied for 8th at NCAA Golf Regional

STANFORD, Calif. – Senior Stephanie Kim followed her opening round 72 with an even-par 71 on Friday to break her own NAU NCAA Regional round record and moved into a tie for 8th place at just one-over par after two rounds at the NCAA West Regional.

The Lumberjacks shot 318 as a team on Friday and dropped to 23rd place with one round remaining.

"Stephanie played outstanding to say the least," NAU head coach Brad Bedortha said. "It's been fun to watch her play as well as she had. As a team we played pretty well on the front nine but struggled on the back nine which was frustrating. At the end of the day we didn't play horrible but it's just disappointing that we couldn't do something with Stephanie's round."

After a bogey on three Kim had birdies on the fourth and seventh holes and made the turn at one-under par. She bogeyed the 10th before rattling off six consecutive par holes to move to the 17th at even-par. Kim would bogey 17 but ended her round with a birdie on the 18th to finish with a 71, breaking her own NCAA Regional round program record set with her 72 on Thursday.

"It's really neat to see her playing this well," Bedortha said. "She's really been handling herself well and she's just a great player. It's definitely been enjoyable watching her play out here."

Sophomore Darian Spivey had NAU's second best round on Friday as she was just two-over par through her first eight holes and matched her Thursday score with an 80 total on Friday. After firing a 74 on Thursday, Junior Kaitlen Parsons opened her second round with a birdie and was at even par through eight holes before struggling on the back nine and finishing with an 83.

Sophomore Susana Mejia scored again for the Lumberjacks with an 84 while freshman Savana Bezdicek had a birdie on the seventh hole to highlight a second-round 87.

The Lumberjacks will conclude play at the NCAA West Regional when they tee off at 12:55 on Saturday. Kim could have a shot to earn one of two individual qualifiers from the region available for players from teams that don't advance to the NCAA Championship with another strong round on Saturday.

NCAA West Regional – Stanford Golf Course – Par 71

Through Round Two

Team Standings

T1 Purdue 291 286 577 +9

T1 Vanderbilt 289 288 577 +9

3 Southern California 290 289 579 +11

4 South Carolina 296 285 581 +13

5 Stanford 301 284 585 +17

6 Baylor 295 291 586 +18

7 Oregon 292 297 589 +21

8 Georgia 296 299 595 +27

9 Kent State 302 294 596 +28

10 Arizona 300 298 598 +30

11 Ohio State 301 299 600 +32

12 LSU 301 300 601 +33

T13 Pepperdine 303 299 602 +34

T13 Texas A&M 300 302 602 +34

15 San Jose State 301 304 605 +37

16 UNLV 310 296 606 +38

17 California 297 312 609 +41

18 Denver 299 312 611 +43

19 Harvard 309 305 614 +46

20 Florida State 310 305 615 +47

21 Miami 307 312 619 +51

22 North Dakota State 309 315 624 +56

23 Northern Arizona 307 318 625 +57

24 Long Island 322 324 646 +78

NAU Results

T8. Stephanie Kim 72 71 143 +1

T89. Kaitlen Parsons 74 83 157 +15

T109. Darian Spivey 80 80 160 +18

T118. Susana Mejia 81 84 165 +23

125. Savana Bezdicek 86 87 173 +31

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