Pac-10 Leads Women's Golf West, Central Regionals

May 7, 2009

Arizona State, the 2009 Pac-10 Women's Golf Champion, took a commanding lead after first day of regional competition. The Sun Devils, who are competing in the West Regional at their own Karsten Golf Course, shot a school record 15-under 273 in the first round of competition to lead the field by 15 strokes. Four Sun Devils shot rounds in the 60s on the day.

Also competing at the West Regional, Arizona is tied for second place at an even-par 288. USC finished the day with a 1-over 289 to tie for fifth place, while California is in ninth place shooting a 3-over 291. Oregon is tied for 13th, shooting an 11-over 299 in the first round.

USC's Belen Mozo shot the low-round of the day, carding four birdies and an eagle on a par four to finish the day with a 6-under 66.

Competing in the Central Regional as the top seed, UCLA leads the field after shooting a 4-under 284 in the first round. With an 11-stroke lead at the Ohio State University Scarlet Course, the Bruins were the only team finish the day under par.

Stanford, also competing in the Central Regional, shot a 22-over 310 to finish the first day in 14th place.

Individually, UCLA's Stephanie Kono and Maria Jose Uribe are tied for first, shooting 3-under 69 on Thursday.

The second round of regional competition continues tomorrow. Check in with www.pac-10.org for updates on postseason competition.

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