Ana Menendez fired a 2-under 70 to lead NC State on Saturday.
The team leader board remains crowded with nine teams between third and 11th place separated by only four shots.
Vivian Tsui led the charge Thursday with a 1-under 71 for the Wolfpack.
The 54-hole Central Regional runs May 9-11 at the Jimmie Austin OU Golf Course in Norman, Okla.
The second-place finish is the best in program history topping the 2002 and 2005 squads that placed third.
2011-12: Fired a school record 67 in the first round of the Pinehurst Spring Challenge, en route to a tie for 10th... Contributed to the Wolfpack's team score in 33 of 36 rounds on the season, one shy of the team lead... Notched a 68 in the final round of the Cards Challenge on her way to a season-best tie for fourth... Finished 17th at the Cougar Classic after turning in a season-best 1-under 215... Named All-ACC Academic.
Summer 2011: Finished 41st at the Royale Cup Canadian Women's Amateur Championship at 28-over 316 ... Advanced to the Round of 16 at the 81st Women's Trans National Championship held in Sheridan, Wyoming.
2010-11: Saw action in all nine tournaments as a freshman ... Was second on the Pack with a 77.3 stroke average ... Top finish of the season was 11th place at the UNCG Starmount Fall Classic with a 5-over 149 ... Top round of 72 came in the second round at the Tar Heel Invitational ... Finished 21st at the ACC Championship (19-over 232).
High School/Junior Golf: Was the fourth ranked junior in Mexico according to both rankmexgolf.com and the Mexican national rankings (cnij.net), and is the second best ranked graduate from the 2010 class ... Finished first overall on the 2009-10 Mexico City junior tour and was runner up at the 2009 Mexican National Junior championship ... Once shot a career tournament low round of 68 during a junior tour event ... Was also the 2009-10 Mexico City zone champion with a 75.0 scoring average ... Has taken part in the National Interregional Team Championship the last four seasons and led her team to titles in 2007 and 2010 ... Placed third individually in 2010 with rounds of 73-74-73.
Personal: Ana Julia Menendez Alanis ... Born in Mexico City.