2008 Pac-10 Championship, Day One
April 21, 2008
PALOS VERDES ESTATES, Calif.- Defending champion Tiffany Joh and sophomore Sydnee Michaels each shot a 2-under 69 for UCLA, as the Bruins took a one-stroke lead on the first day of the Pacific-10 Conference Women's Golf Championship at Palos Verdes Golf Club.
Senior Paloa Moreno of USC was the only other golfer to finish under par, shooting a 1-under 70 despite a double bogey on 18.
'She's been struggling a bit with her game, so I'm happy she put it together,' USC Coach Andrea Gaston said.The cross-town rivals benefited from early tee times, quick greens and familiarity with the course.'[The greens were] a little bit softer than we remembered. It was pretty score-able, almost like playing on your home course,' Joh said.
UCLA shot an even-par 284, one stroke ahead of USC (1-over 285) and 12 better than Arizona State (12-over 296). Oregon is a surprising fourth, as freshman Kendra Little finished at par and is one of three golfers tied for fourth. Arizona and California are tied for fifth place.
The 22nd Pac-10 Championship continues tomorrow and Wednesday at Palos Verdes Golf Club, a par 71, 6,000-yard layout. Tee times begin at 8 a.m. PDT both days.
|Team Leader Board|
|3.||Arizona State||296 (+12)|
|9.||Washington State||313 (+29)|
|10.||Oregon State||317 (+33)|
|T1.||Tiffany Joh, UCLA||68 (-2)|
|T1.||Sydnee Michaels, UCLA||68 (-2)|
|3.||Paola Moreno, USC||69 (-1)|
|T4.||Lizette Salas, USC||70 (Even)|
|T4.||Belen Mozo, USC||70 (Even)|
|T4.||Kendra Little, Oregon||70 (Even)|