Pac-10 Women's Golf Championship - Day One
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
|3. Arizona State||296||(+12)|
|9. Washington State||313||(+29)|
|10. Oregon State||317||(+33)|
|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)|