NCAA women's golf: USC takes lead in 2nd round

Dave Tulis/Associated Press

Stanford held a tight lead entering Saturday's round at the NCAA Women's Golf Championships at Concession Golf Club in Bradenton, Fla. thanks to a four-birdie day from Mariah Stackhouse. The Cardinal quickly fell down the ranks following the second round. Stackhouse slipped toward the end of the back nine, double bogeying on the seventh (par 5) and triple bogeying on ninth hole (par 4) finishing 6-over. Stanford ended the day ranked 11th. 

Instead, it was another Pac-12 team in USC that rose to the top. The Trojans' Annie Park led her team and all other golfers Saturday, and birdied twice to finish the day at 1-under par. Teammate Gabrielle Then finished close behind at 3-over after recording an eagle and two birdies. USC went 5-over as a team in round two. 

Duke University, the 2014 champions, are at a close second boasting a 23-over score to USC's 14-over. 

Arizona finished the day 34-over and sits at seventh in the rankings. Favorites Washington finished 39-over and sits in 10th, followed by Stanford and Tenessee. UCLA rose to 16th after an 11-over round two score put them at 42-over in total. Cal sits at the bottom of the rankings with 641 strokes. 

 

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