Arizona Grabs Day One Lead at Pacific-10 Women's Golf Championships

April 22, 2002

WALLA WALLA, Wash. - Lorena Ochoa, the nation's top-ranked player, shot par during day one of the Pacific-10 Women's Golf Championships to help stake Arizona (293, +5) to the tournament lead, Monday at the Walla Walla Country Club.

Ochoa's 72 is tied for third with Arizona State's Jimin Kang, one shot back of UCLA's Yvonne Choe and USC's Mikaela Parmlid.

A pair of Wildcats, Cristina Baena and Laura Myerscough, are tied for fifth at one over 73. Arizona's leads USC (297, +9) by four strokes. California (299, +11), Stanford (300, +12) and UCLA (301, +13) round out the top five.

Kim Welch was Washington State's best performer at five over 77 to tie for 25th. The Cougars (319, +31) are in eighth place ahead of Oregon State (320, +32) and Oregon (+331, +43).

The tournament resumes Tuesday with second round action beginning at 9 a.m.

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Pac-10 Women's Golf Championships
April 22-24, 2002
Walla Walla Country Club, Walla Walla, Wash.
Par 72, 6,199 yards
Results after 1 of 3 rounds

WSU Results
T25. Kim Welch (77, +5), T32. Jay-Lee Longbottom (79, +7), T40. Donna Bell (81, +9), T45. Tasha Browner 82, +10), T48. Jackie Stevens (84, +12), 60. Nicole Hebner (91, +19).

Team Results1.	Arizona-293, +52.	USC-297, +93.	California-299, +114.	Stanford-300, +125.	UCLA 301, +136.	Arizona State-305, +177.	Washington-309, +218.	Washington State-319, +319.	Oregon State-320, +3210.	Oregon-331, +43

Top Five IndividualsT1. Yvonne Choe, UCLA-71, -1T1. Mikaela Parmlid, USC-71, -1T3. Jimin Kang, Arizona State-72, ET3. Lorena Ochoa, Arizona-72, ET5. Four at 73, +1.

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