UCLA Moves Into First Place at NCAA Women's Golf Championships

May 20, 2009

OWINGS MILLS, Md.-- The second-ranked Bruins posted a score of 293 (+5) for a 36-hole total of 589 (+13), after the second round of the 2009 NCAA Women's Golf Championships. UCLA led third-ranked USC, which was second at 596 (+20).

First-round leader Denver fell to third place at 598 (+22), followed by a trio of lurking heavyweights: No.1 Arizona State, No. 5 Oklahoma State and 10th-ranked North Carolina were tied for fourth at 24-over par 600. Three shots behind was No. 12 Wake Forest at 603 (+27), followed by three-time defending champion Duke and LSU at 606 (+30).

UCLA sophomore Maria Jose Uribe was anything but tentative, firing a tournament-best 66 (-6) on Wednesday. Uribe torched her front nine in five-under 31, recording three birdies and an eagle at the short par-5 17th (her eighth hole). She brought her score to seven-under with birdies at her 11th and 13th holes. A single bogey at the last hole gave her a score of 35 on the inward nine.

Arizona sits in 15th after the second round, shooting a two-day total of 39-over 615. Oregon's Catherine Bristow, competing as an individual, is tied for 85th, carding a 13-over 157.

The third round of the 28th Annual NCAA Division I Women's Golf Championships, hosted by Georgetown, continues Thursday. Live scoring is available at www.golfstat.com. The NCAA will also provide live streaming of holes 16, 17, and 18 at www.ncaa.com.

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