Troy Lead Edean Ihlanfeldt After First Round
Oct. 8, 2007
Sophomore Belen Mozo continued her strong fall play, firing a 2-under 70, tying for first, and leading the No. 4 USC women's golf team to first place after the first round of the 2007 Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational on Monday (Oct. 8) at the Sahalee C.C. in Sammamish, Wash.
On a difficult-playing course, the Women of Troy combined for an 8-over 296, five shots ahead of second-place Arizona State and eight ahead of third-place Stanford.
Mozo, who finished tied for 10th and 11th, respectively, in her first two events this year, began and finished her round with birdies (a round that started on the 10th hole), bogeying the 12th hole and birdying the 15th along the way.
Senior Paola Moreno, who has struggled to find her form early in the season, carded a season-low 1-over 73, tied for fifth. She was 3-over on the front 9, but birdied the 3rd and 8th holes on the back 9 to get within a stroke of par.
Freshman Lizette Salas finished tied for 12th with a 4-over 76, her only birdie coming on the her final hole of the day.
Victoria Alimonda, a transfer from Santa Barbara City College making her USC debut, finished tied for 20th after a 5-over 77.
Senior Dewi Claire Schreefel, who in her last outing set the USC record for most under par in one tournament (-15), fought her game on Monday and finished tied for 31st with a 6-over 78. She was 5-over on the front 9, but only 1-over on the back 9.
Action begins at 10 a.m. on Tuesday. Wednesday's action begins with a 9 a.m. shotgun start.
Last year, USC finished fifth with a three-day 922 (+58), which included a final-day 304,