Husky Women Eighth After Pac-10 Championships Opening Round

April 21, 2008

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PALOS VERDES, CALIF. - Washington women's golf carded an opening round score of 26-over 310 and sits in eighth place after the first day of the Pac-10 Championships hosted by USC at the Palos Verdes Golf Club, Monday.

Husky sophomores Christina Yoon and Molly Aronsson led the way, both shooting rounds of 5-over 76 during first round action. Yoon and Aronsson are tied for 24th on the individual leaderboard.

Second-ranked UCLA has a one-shot lead on the team field after carding a first-round score of even-par 284. The host Women of Troy, ranked third, are second at 1-over 285, followed by No. 4 Arizona State (12-over 296) and No. 46 Oregon (14-over 298). The 48th-ranked Huskies are eight strokes behind seventh-place Stanford as the 23rd-ranked Cardinal is 18-over 302. No. 12 Arizona and No. 17 California are tied for fifth (17-over 301), with Washington State (29-over 313) and Oregon State (33-over 317) sitting ninth and 10th heading into Tuesday's second round.

Husky freshman Anya Alvarez is right behind her teammates Yoon and Aronsson, making her Pac-10 debut shooting a 6-over 77. Her fellow rookies Karinn Dickinson (tied for 41st, 10-over 81) and Nicole Ferrero (49th, 15-over 86) round out the Washington lineup.

Bruins Tiffany Joh and Sydnee Michaels are the leaders after the first round, both turning in scores of 2-under 69. USC's Paola Moreno is in third with a 1-under 70.

The Huskies will begin second round play on Tuesday from the 10th tee at 9:10 a.m. and will be paired with Stanford. The third and final round will be held on Wednesday.

Pac-10 Women's Golf Championships
Palos Verdes Golf Club; Palos Verdes, Calif.
Par 71/6,060 yards

Team Results - First Round
1. UCLA 284 (E)
2. USC 285 (+1)
3. Arizona State 296 (+12)
4. Oregon 298 (+14)
5. Arizona 301 (+17)
5. California 301 (+17)
7. Stanford 302 (+18)
8. Washington 310 (+26)
9. Washington State 313 (+29)
10. Oregon State 317 (+33)

Top-Five Individuals
1. Tiffany Joh, UCLA 69 (-2)
1. Sydnee Michaels, UCLA 69 (-2)
3. Paola Moreno, USC 70 (-1)
4. Kendra Little, Oregon 71 (E)
4. Belen Mozo, USC 71 (E)
4. Lizette Salas, USC 71 (E)

Washington Results
T24. Christina Yoon 76 (+5)
T24. Molly Aronsson 76 (+5)
T31. Anya Alvarez 77 (+6)
T42. Karinn Dickinson 81 (+10)
49. Nicole Ferrero 86 (+15)

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