2008 Pac-10 Championship, Day One

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April 21, 2008

PALOS VERDES ESTATES, Calif.- Defending champion Tiffany Joh and sophomore Sydnee Michaels each shot a 2-under 69 for UCLA, as the Bruins took a one-stroke lead on the first day of the Pacific-10 Conference Women's Golf Championship at Palos Verdes Golf Club.

Senior Paloa Moreno of USC was the only other golfer to finish under par, shooting a 1-under 70 despite a double bogey on 18.

'She's been struggling a bit with her game, so I'm happy she put it together,' USC Coach Andrea Gaston said.The cross-town rivals benefited from early tee times, quick greens and familiarity with the course.'[The greens were] a little bit softer than we remembered. It was pretty score-able, almost like playing on your home course,' Joh said.

UCLA shot an even-par 284, one stroke ahead of USC (1-over 285) and 12 better than Arizona State (12-over 296). Oregon is a surprising fourth, as freshman Kendra Little finished at par and is one of three golfers tied for fourth. Arizona and California are tied for fifth place.

The 22nd Pac-10 Championship continues tomorrow and Wednesday at Palos Verdes Golf Club, a par 71, 6,000-yard layout. Tee times begin at 8 a.m. PDT both days.



Team Leader Board
1. UCLA 284 (Even)
2. USC 285 (+1)
3. Arizona State 296 (+12)
4. Oregon 298 (+14)
T5. Arizona 301 (+17)
T5. California 301 (+17)
7. Stanford 302 (+18)
8. Washington 310 (+26)
9. Washington State 313 (+29)
10. Oregon State 317 (+33)
 
Top-Five Individuals
T1. Tiffany Joh, UCLA 68 (-2)
T1. Sydnee Michaels, UCLA 68 (-2)
3. Paola Moreno, USC 69 (-1)
T4. Lizette Salas, USC 70 (Even)
T4. Belen Mozo, USC 70 (Even)
T4. Kendra Little, Oregon 70 (Even)
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