Women's Golf In Third After First Round Of NCAA Championships

May 22, 2001

Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla. - Sophomore All-American Candie Kung shot an even par 72 to lead the No. 4 USC women's golf team into third place after the first round of the 2001 NCAA Women's Golf Championships being held at El Campeon Golf Course in Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla., on Tues.-Thurs. (May 22-25).

The Women of Troy, who finished fourth at last year's championships, shot an eight-over-par 296 to stand just three strokes back of leader Oklahoma State (293) and one stroke behind second place UCLA (295). The tournament resumes on Wednesday, with tee times starting at 7:30 a.m. ET.

Kung, who finished 13th at last year's championships, is in a 10-way tie for fourth at 72, three strokes behind overall leader Laura Moffat of UCLA (69) and two behind both Maria Boden of Oklahoma State and Lindsey Wright of Pepperdine (70).

Also for USC, freshman Anna Rawson was tied for 14th with a one-over-par 73, sophomore Mikaela Parmlid was tied for 23rd with a two-over-par 74, junior Leila Chartrand was tied for 61st with a five-over-par 77 and freshman Anna Lee was tied for 93rd with an eight-over-par 80.

The Women of Troy are making their 14th NCAA tournament appearance and have finished in the top seven for three years running.

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