USC is still comfortably on top after the third round of the NCAA women's golf championships, cruising with a 17-stroke lead going into the final round on Friday. Like Wednesday, the Pac-12 still has four teams - USC, UCLA, Arizona State and Stanford - in the top seven, while Arizona and Oregon are in the bottom half of the 24-team field.
Thirteen of the 64 women participating in the NCAA singles tennis championship's opening round Wednesday were representing a Pac-12 school, leading one to believe the conference had a good shot at taking home its third consecutive singles title.
The first round of the NCAA men’s tennis singles championship got under way Wednesday. And just as play was opening up, so too were the skies. Rain delayed action throughout the day, suspending a number of matches and pushing others indoors.
But the show must go on.
Thanks to a record-setting round, USC is all alone in first place after its first two rounds in the NCAA women's golf championships. The Pac-12 comprises four of the top seven on the team leaderboard, with UCLA fourth, Stanford tied for fifth and Arizona State in seventh in addition to USC holding down the No. 1 spot. Arizona is one of six teams that were unable to complete their second round because of two weather delays, so the Wildcats will finish up round No. 2 Thursday before embarking upon holes 37-54.
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USC is in a tie for first and three other Pac-12 schools are in the top 10 after the first of four rounds at the NCAA women's golf championships. Play at the University of Georgia Golf Course continues Wednesday and concludes Friday.
There's nothing quite like two semifinal matches simultaneously coming down to the third set on the last court. When it was all said and done on Monday, the Pac-12 and SEC proved to be equal women's tennis foes in Urbana, Ill., as No. 12 Stanford upset No. 1 Florida 4-3 and No. 3 Texas A&M got past No. 7 UCLA 4-3 to set the table for Tuesday's 3 p.m. PT national championship match.
The Pac-12 will comprise half of the semifinals of the NCAA women's tennis championships after Stanford and UCLA recorded quarterfinal victories Sunday in Urbana, Ill., while Cal's season ended in the Elite 8. Semifinal action for both the men's and women's championships takes place Monday with the finals to follow Tuesday.