Bruins Drop to Second at Pac-10 Golf Championship

April 22, 2008

Top-ranked UCLA made just two birdies on the day and fell into second place after 36 holes at the 22nd Pac-10 Women's Golf Championship, hosted by USC at the Palos Verdes Golf Club.

The Bruins, who led the tournament after Monday's round, were 18-over par on Tuesday and posted a score of 302 for a two-round total of 586 (+18). USC, which began the day in second place one stroke behind UCLA, surged into first place with a second round score of 292 (+8) bringing its total to 577 (+9). Arizona State was third at 590 (+22), followed by Oregon and Arizona in a tie for fourth at 600 (+32). California was sixth at 606 (+38), Stanford seventh at 610 (+42) and Washington eighth at 618 (+50). In ninth place was Washington State at 622 (+22), followed by 10th-place Oregon State at 632 (+64).

Individually for the Bruins, junior Tiffany Joh was tied for the lead at even par 142. On Tuesday Joh posted a 73 (+2) after recording two bogeys and 16 pars on her card. Freshman Glory Yang posted a 75 (+4) and was tied for ninth place at 147 (+5). Junior Maiya Tanaka and freshman Maria Jose Uribe each carded rounds of 77 (+6). Uribe was in 23rd place at 151 (+9) and Tanaka was tied for 24th at 152 (+10). Tanaka recorded the Bruins' only two birdies of the day. Sophomore Sydnee Michaels, tied for the lead with Joh entering the second round, dropped 23 spots after carding an 83 (+12). She was tied for 24th.

Tied with Joh in first place was USC's Belen Mozo, who posted her second straight 71.

The final round continues Wednesday.

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