USC, Led By Felibert, Tied For 3rd In Las Vegas

Oct. 30, 2006

The USC women's golf team, ranked 13th in the most recent Golfworld.com Top 25, is tied for third place, one shot off the lead, after the opening round of the Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown at the Anthem C.C. in Henderson, Nev., on Monday (Oct. 30).

The Women of Troy, who are wrapping up their fall competition slate and looking for their second title in four starts, finished the first day with a combined 293 (+5). Arizona State and Oklahoma State are tied for first at 292 while USC is tied with Pepperdine one stroke behind.

Senior Veronica Felibert, who won the individual title at the Topy Cup to lead USC to the team crown in the 2006-2007 season opener, paced Troy in the desert today with a 1-under 71, tied for fourth. She birdied the seventh, ninth and 10th holes. She is two shots back of leader Sarah Bradley of Oklahoma State (69).

Junior Dewi-Claire Schreefel, the reigning NCAA individual champion, posted her best round of the season, a par-72, tied for 11th. She was actually 2-under thanks to three birdies, but double bogeyed the par-4 18th hole.

Senior Catalina Marin, who has two top 10 finishes this season, finished her first 18 holes with a 2-over 74, tied for 27th.

Junior Paola Moreno, who entered the tournament as USC's most consistent golfer in the fall, regrouped after starting 4-over after four holes and was only 2-over headed into the 18th hole. But, like Schreefel, she double bogeyed the 18th, finishing with a 76, tied for 45th.

Rounding out the Trojans' efforts was freshman Caroline Kim, who tied for 74th with an 80 (+8).

The 17-team tournament on the par-72, 6,150-yard Anthem course that features six Top 25 teams and six Pac-10 teams continues on Tuesday (Oct. 31) and Wednesday (Nov. 1) with play beginning at 8:30 a.m. both days.

Live results for the Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown are available at Golfstat.com.

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