Salas Sinks Seven Birdies, Seizes Lead With 66 At ASU/PING Invitational

April 4, 2009

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Sophomore Lizette Salas sizzled on Saturday with a 66, sinking seven second-round birdies to seize first place and spark the No. 3 USC women's golf team at the 2009 Ping/ASU Invitational at the Karsten G.C. in Tempe, Ariz., on Saturday (April 4).

Host Arizona State took over first place at 9-over 585 (294-291), dropping Purdue to second at 14-over 590 (293-297). Oklahoma State is third at 16-over 592 (297-295) with USC fourth at 17-over 593 (297-296) and UCLA fifth at 21-over 597 (297-300).

Salas, who already owns two first-place finishes this year and has yet to finish outside the top 10 in six tournaments, fired a 66 second round to go to 5-under 139 (73-66). Her seven-birdie day included four straight from the 8 through 11 and her 66 was her fifth round in the 60s this year and tied a season-best round.

Joining Salas in the top 5 is freshman Jennifer Song who is even at 144 (70-74), tied for fifth. She opened with eight consecutive pars before a double bogey on 9. She then mixed three bogeys with three birdies on the back 9 to finish 2-over for the round.

Fellow freshman Inah Park improved to a tie for 23rd at 7-over 151 (75-76). She had four birdies on the day.

Junior Stefanie Endstrasser is tied for 69th at 15-over 159 (79-80) while junior Caroline Kim is 90th at 24-over 168 (80-88).

The event concludes Sunday.

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