O'Neal Leads Pac-10 Championships After First Two Rounds

April 25, 2003

CORVALLIS, Ore. - Senior Blair O'Neal shot a three-under-par 69 Friday and is leading the field after the second round of the 2003 Pac-10 Conference Championships, being held April 24-26 at the par 72, 6,160-yard Trysting Tree Country Club.

O'Neal holds a one-stroke lead over California's Vikki Laing and USC's Mikaela Parmlid with a two-round total of two-under 142 (73-69). Her round of three-under 69 on Friday ties her career low and is the best round of the Pac-10 Championships so far.

Heading into Saturday's final round, O'Neal looks to win the first tournament of her ASU career and give its ninth Pac-10 individual title and its second straight after Jimin Kang won the Pac-10 individual championship last year. Seven Sun Devils have won eight Pac-10 individual titles, including two-time conference medalist Wendy Ward.

The Sun Devils carded a 16-over par 304 on Friday and are fifth with a two-day total of 605 (301-304), seven strokes out of fourth place. California continues to lead the Pac-10 Championships after carding an 11-over 299 in the second round for a two-round total of 591. Arizona and USC are tied for second at 596, while UCLA is fourth (598) followed by ASU (598).

Other Sun Devils include senior Ga�lle Truet who is tied for 19th with a two-round total of 153 (75-78) and freshman Alissa Kuczka who is tied for 30th at 156 (76-80). Sophomore Erin Tone is tied for 48th with a two-day total of 162 (85-77), while freshman Meredith Jones, who is playing as an individual, is 51st (82-81=163) and senior Melanie Hunt is tied for 52nd (77-87=164).

The final round of the Pac-10 Championships tees off at 8 a.m. on Saturday morning. Live scoring is available for the 2003 Pac-10 Women's Golf Championships at www.golfstatlive.com.

2003 Pac-10 Conference Women's Golf Championships

April 24-26, 2003 - Second Round Results

1. California 292-299=591; T2. Arizona 299-297=596 & USC 294-302=596; 4. UCLA 298-300=598; 5. Arizona State 301-304=605; 6. Washington 300-314=614; 7. Stanford 307-311=618; 8. Washington State 312-309=621; 9. Oregon State 317-307=624; 10. Oregon 316-312=628.

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