Women Of Troy Alums Dominating First Two Rounds Of U.S. Women's Open

Former Women of Troy golfers Jennifer Rosales, Candie Kung and Kim Saiki occupy the top three spots through 36 holes as the 2004 U.S. Women's Open held at the Orchards Golf Club reached its halfway point on Friday.

Rosales, the 1998 NCAA Champion while at Troy, followed up a first-round 70 with a second-round 67 and is atop the leaderboard at 5 strokes under par (137).

'I didn't think I was going to go this low today,' said Rosales, who is competing for her native Phillipines. 'My game plan was to hit fairways, because yesterday I missed a lot of fairways, I couldn't get to the hole. Today I hit a lot and just attacked the hole. It turned out to be a pretty good round today and my putting was unbelievable today, so I'm pretty happy today.'

Saiki, who starred for USC in the late 1980s, won her first LPGA tournament last weekend at the Wegman's Rochester and is tied for second with Candie Kung, who was a two-time All-American at USC in the late 1990s. They each have a 36-hole total of 138 (-4). Both shot 68 in round two after shooting 70 in round one.

The U.S. Open resumes on Saturday with round three and concludes on Sunday with round four.

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