UW Women Remain Eighth After Second Round of Pac-10 Championships

April 22, 2008

PALOS VERDES, CALIF. - Sophomore Christina Yoon and freshman Anya Alvarez both carded rounds of 2-over 73 to lead the Washington women's golf team during the second round of the Pac-10 Championships at Palos Verdes Golf Club, Tuesday.

With the help of Yoon and Alvarez, the Huskies improved upon their first round score by two shots with second-round performance of 24-over 308 but maintained their eighth-place position on the team leaderboard. Yoon leads UW heading into Wednesday's final round and is tied for 15th at 7-over 149, while Alvarez is one stroke behind in a tie for 17th at 8-over 150.

The Huskies trail seventh-place Stanford by eight strokes as the Cardinal stands at 42-over 610. USC took over the team lead with the best round of the day, shooting 8-over 292. The host Women of Troy, which are also ranked third in the nation, hold a nine-stroke lead over No. 2 UCLA (18-over 586). Fourth-ranked Arizona State is in third place (22-over 590).

Yoon moved up nine spots on the individual leaderboard with her second-round effort, improving upon her first-round score by three shots. She tallied two birdies and four bogies on Tuesday. Alvarez made an even bigger climb as the Husky rookie began the day in a tie for 31st. Starting on the back nine, she was 2-under par midway through the round but then finished the front nine at 4-over.

UW freshman Karinn Dickinson carded a 6-over 77 in the second round and is tied for 38th at 16-over 158. Sophomore Molly Aronsson fell back into a tie for 41st after shooting 14-over 85. She is 19-over 161 overall. Freshman Nicole Ferrero rounds out the UW lineup and is tied for 49th at 32-over 174.

The Huskies will begin final round play on Wednesday from the 10th tee at 9:10 a.m. and will be paired with Stanford.

Pac-10 Women's Golf Championships
Palos Verdes Golf Club; Palos Verdes, Calif.
Par 71/6,060 yards

Team Results - Through Second Round
1. USC 285-292-577 (+9)
2. UCLA 284-302-586 (+18)
3. Arizona State 296-294-590 (+22)
4. Arizona 301-299-600 (+32)
4. Oregon 298-302-600 (+32)
6. California 301-305-606 (+38)
7. Stanford 302-308-610 (+42)
8. Washington 310-308-618 (+50)
9. Washington State 313-309-622 (+54)
10. Oregon State 317-315-632 (+64)

Top-Five Individuals
1. Tiffany Joh, UCLA 69-73-142 (E)
1. Belen Mozo, USC 71-71-142 (E)
3. Azahara Munoz, Arizona State 72-71-143 (+1)
4. Anna Nordqvist, Arizona State 74-70-144 (+2)
5. Kate Hildahl, Oregon 75-70-145 (+3)
5. Lizette Salas, USC 71-74-145 (+3)
5. Paola Moreno, USC 70-75-145 (+3)

Washington Results
T15. Christina Yoon 76-73-149 (+7)
T17. Anya Alvarez 77-73-150 (+8)
T38. Karinn Dickinson 81-77-158 (+16)
T41. Molly Aronsson 76-85-161 (+19)
T49. Nicole Ferrero 86-88-174 (+32)

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