UCLA Leads after First Round in Pioneer Bruin Classic

March 12, 2001

Temecula, Calif. -Nineteenth-ranked UCLA took the first round lead in the Pioneer Bruin Classic at Menifee Lakes Country Club Monday. Two schools are within one shot of the lead and four others are within six shots of the Bruins.

The second round was postponed until Tuesday because of darkness. Some teams in the field had two holes left to play and will finish round two beginning at 7:30 a.m. The final round will begin at 9:00 a.m. in a shotgun format.

The Bruins' first round team score of 291 was just three over par. Tenth-ranked Pepperdine was tied for second with No. 21 Oklahoma at 292. Third-ranked USC was fourth at 293, followed by Texas A&M in fifth at 295. New Mexico was sixth at 296 and California was seventh at 297.

Nevada's Angie Yoon fired a four-under par 68 to take the first round individual lead. USC's Candie Kung and Pepperdine's Katherine Hull were tied for second place at two under par 70. Heeyoung Cho and Jennifer Tannehill of Oklahoma were tied for fourth at one-under par 71 and five players, including UCLA's Laura Moffat and Saki Uechi were tied for sixth at even par 72

UCLA senior Leilani Bagby was tied for 11th at 73, juior Alicia Um was tied for 24th at 74 and freshman Gina Umeck was tied for 52nd at 77.

The Bruins also entered six players as individuals. UCLA freshman Melissa Martin tied for 11th at 73, sophomore Charlene Alfonso tied for 24th at 74, freshman Johanna Andersson tied for 33rd at 75, freshman Krystal Shearer tied for 43rd at 76, sophomore Vivan Phosomran tied for 78th at 80 and sophomore Bridget Dwyer tied for 97th at 84.

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