Pac-10 Holds Top-Three Spots Heading into NCAA Women's Golf Finals
May 21, 2009
OWINGS MILLS, Md.-- Surging back into title contention, top-ranked Arizona State shot a tournament-low round of 291 (+3) to pull with in one stroke of reigning national champion USC at the 2009 NCAA Women's Golf Championships. Previous round leader UCLA slipped into third.
The Sun Devils carded a three-day total of 27-over 891 heading into the final round. The third-ranked Trojans overtook UCLA for the top spot at the Championships. USC shot a 26-over 890 through three rounds. UCLA sits three strokes back from USC at 29-over 893.
Arizona State, UCLA and USC, the top-three ranked teams in the nation, have been steadily dominant throughout the three days of competition. The trio, with in a couple strokes of each other, lead the rest of the field by a double-digit shot margin.
USC freshman Jennifer Song individually leads the tournament, carding an even-par 216 after three rounds. UCLA's Maria Jose Uribe, two strokes back from Song, sits in a close second heading in to the final round.
Arizona is in 18th, shooting a three-round total of 65-over 929. Oregon's Catherine Bristow, competing as an individual, is tied for 87th, carding a 20-over 236.
The final round of the 2009 NCAA Women's Golf Championships, hosted by Georgetown, concludes Friday with a live broadcast from holes 16, 17, and 18 on ncaa.com. Live scoring is available at www.golfstat.com