Cho Breaks USC Record With 64 At Guadalajara Invitational

March 7, 2006

Senior Irene Cho broke USC's single-round record as well as the course tournament record with a 64, building a seven-stroke lead with 18 holes to go to lead the Women of Troy into first place after the second round at the Guadalajara (Mexico) Invitational on Tuesday (March 7) at the Guadalajara C.C. in an event hosted by California.

No. 5 USC's 283 was the low round of the day, leaving it at a two-day combined score of 575 (+1). No. 2 UCLA is in second (578) while No. 3 Arizona State is in third (585) in the 11-team field. No. 1 Duke is in fourth (590).

Cho's 64, a career best round, left her at 134 (-10), seven shots ahead of second-place Jane Park of UCLA (141). Lauren Espinosa (Arizona) and day-one leader Paige MacKenzie (Washington) were tied for third (144).

The previous USC record for 18 holes was 65, shared by Becky Lucidi at the 2002 Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational and Candie Kung at the 2000 NCAA West Regionals. Cho's previous low round was 67, set earlier this year at the 2005 Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational. The 64 was her fifth round in the 60s this year. Cho is after her second title this year.

USC Sophomore Paolo Moreno was among five players tied for fifth at 145 (+1) after she followed her opening round 72 with a 73. Junior Catalina Marin was tied for 17th (148, +4) after a 75 while fellow junior Veronica Felibert moved up to a tie for 19th (149, +5) after a 71. Sophomore Dewi -Claire Schreefel is tied for 39th at 156 (+12) after a 79.

Senior Tanya Dergal, competing as an individual whose scores don't count toward the team competition, is tied for 37th with a 155 (+11) after an 81.

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