UCLA Plays Strong in Openning Round of NCAA Women's Golf Championships
May 19, 2009
OWINGS MILLS, Md.-- UCLA concluded the first day of competition two strokes back from first-place Denver, at the 2009 NCAA Women's Golf Championships. Leading all Pac-10 teams, the second-ranked Bruins shot an 8-over 296 to finish round one in second place at the Caves Valley Golf Club.
Defending national champion USC currently sits in fourth place, carding a 13-over 301 in the first round of competition. Shooting the lowest round of all Pac-10 golfers, USC freshman Jennifer Song is tied for third, shooting an even-par 72. Only two golfers in the field of 126 shot under par on Tuesday.
Top-ranked Arizona State struggled on the day, shooting a 14-over 302. The Sun Devils, who won the Fall Preview on the Championship course back in September, are riding a two-tournament win streak heading into Nationals.
Arizona finished the day in 15th, shooting a 22-over 310, while Oregon's Catherine Bristow, competing as an individual, shot a 6-over 78 to tie for 60th.
The second round of the 28th Annual NCAA Division I Women's Golf Championships, hosted by Georgetown, continues Wednesday. Live scoring is available at www.golfstat.com.