UCLA leads after first day of Pac-12 Women's Golf Championships
CORVALLIS, Ore. – Inclement weather, including a one hour and 27 minute delay due to hail, wreaked havoc on day one of the 2014 Pac-12 Women’s Golf Championships at Trysting Tree Golf Club in Corvallis, Ore., but UCLA maneuvered the conditions to take the early, but slim lead after the first round on Friday, shooting three-under 285 as a team.
The No. 2-ranked Bruins had three players finish under par as junior Erynne Lee and sophomore Louise Ridderstrom both recorded a three-under 69 to tie for third-place individually. Freshman standout and No. 1-ranked Alison Lee rounded out the under-par group for UCLA, shooting a two-under 70 to finish in a tie for fifth.
Despite the rough conditions, 10 players managed to finish under par, led by STANFORD’s Mariko Tumangan. The Cardinal sophomore shot a five-under 67 to lead all Pac-12 Golfers on day one while the performance lifted the team to a second-place finish with a two-under 287 in round one.
ARIZONA and ARIZONA STATE both spent time in the lead at different points on Friday, but finished the day shooting a one-under 287 and three-over 291, respectively, which is good for third and fifth. Wildcat sophomore Lindsey Weaver recorded a stellar opening round, dropping in four birdies to shoot a four-under 68 to end the day in second place. Sun Devil freshman and Oregon native Monica Vaughn had a solid Pac-12 Championships debut in her home state, shooting a team-best two-under 70.
WASHINGTON hovered in the middle of the pack most of the morning, but finished strong after the delay to overtake the Sun Devils at the end of round one and earn a fourth-place finish with a two-over 290. Sophomore Charlotte Thomas, a Surrey, England native, led the Huskies on the day, recording a one-under 71 to tie for eighth individually.
Defending Pac-12 Champion USC ended round one with a six-over 295, led by reigning NCAA Individual Champion Annie Park, who shot a team-best two-under 70 for the Trojans and sits in the three-way tie for fifth.
CALIFORNIA resides in seventh with a two-over 298, while OREGON and host OREGON STATE are tied for eighth after posting a round of 12-over 300. COLORADO and WASHINGTON STATE sit at 10th and 11th, respectively, shooting 13 (301) and 14 (302) over par.
Round two begins at 9 a.m. PT on Saturday morning.
Pac-12 Women’s Golf Championships - Team Scores - Round 1
1. UCLA 285 (-3)
2. Stanford 286 (-2)
3. Arizona 287 (-1)
4. Washington 290 (+2)
5. Arizona State 291 (+3)
6. USC 294 (+6)
7. California 298 (+10)
T8. Oregon 300 (+12)
T8. Oregon State 300 (+12)
10. Colorado 301 (+13)
11. Washington State 302 (+14)
Pac-12 Women’s Golf Championships - Individuals (Top 10) - Round 1
1. Mariko Tumangan, Stanford 67 (-5)
2. Lindsey Weaver, Arizona 68 (-4)
T3. Erynne Lee, UCLA 69 (-3)
T3. Louise Ridderstrom, UCLA 69 (-3)
T5. Alison Lee, UCLA 70 (-2)
T5. Annie Park, USC 70 (-2)
T5. Monica Vaughn, Arizona State 70 (-2)
T8. Kristen Coleman, Colorado 71 (-1)
T8. Mariah Stackhouse, Stanford 71 (-1)
T8. Charlotte Thomas, Washington 71 (-1)