Bruins Take the 36-Hole Lead in Arizona

April 1, 2006

The second-ranked UCLA women's golf team took the lead after two rounds at the PING/ASU Invitational, hosted at the Karsten Golf Course in Tempe, AZ.

The Bruins posted a team score of 289 (+1), the lowest score of the day, and built a four-shot lead with a 36-hole score of 577 (+1). Arizona State, which held a five-shot first round lead, ballooned with a 10-over par score of 298 for a two-round total of 581 (+5). Texas A&M was third at 587 (+11), followed by USC at 593 (+17) and Pepperdine at 600 (+24).

UCLA senior Susie Mathews inched up the leader board with a one-under par score of 71 for a two-round total of 143 (-1) and was tied for fifth place. Freshman Tiffany Joh carded her second straight 72 and was tied for seventh at even par 144. Sophomore Amie Cochran improved a stroke from Friday and posted a 72 and was tied for ninth place at 145 (+1). In 11th place was freshman Jane Park, whose 74 left her at 146 (+2). Freshman Ryann O'Toole was tied for 32nd at 151 (+7).

Arizona State's Tiffany Tavee lost three strokes to par and nine strokes from her first round score on Saturday. The first round leader was tied for second at 141 (-3) despite a 75 (+3) in the second round. Ashley Knoll of Texas A&M moved into first place with a 70 (-2) for a 36-hole total of 140 (-4).

Final round action continues on Sunday.

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