Salas Leads USC Into Tie For 3rd At Turtle Bay

Nov. 3, 2009

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Junior Lizette Salas fired a 5-under 67 while senior Stefanie Endstrasser carded a 1-under 71 to lead the No. 6 USC women's golf team into a tie for third after the second round of the Turtle Bay Invitational in Kahuku, Hawaii, on Tuesday (Nov. 3).

The Trojans combined for a second-round 2-over 290 and are now tied with UCLA in third at 5-over 581 (291-290). UC Davis retained its first-round lead at 5-under 571 while Cal remained in second at 577. USC is playing without All-American Jennifer Song for the second straight event. The sophomore is coming off a weekend in which she tied for 65th in the LPGA's Hana Bank Kolon Championship in South Korea after receiving an amateur wild card. USC is also without senior Belen Mozo, who is nursing an injury.

Salas had a fine afternoon, going out in 2-under and coming home in 3-under, which included birdies on 16, 17 and 18 to help her secure her season-best 67. She is tied for second at 6-under 138 (71-67).

Meanwhile, Endstrasser registered her second consecutive solid round and is tied for 11th at 1-under 145 (74-71). Tuesday, she was par on the front 9 and was 1-under on the back with three birdies on the day.

Senior Caroline Kim has also been steady in Hawaii and is tied for 22nd at 4-over 148 (75-73). Her second round included three birdies and she was par over the final 10 holes.

Freshman Cyna Rodriguez fell back to a tie for 36th at 7-over 151 (71-80) while sophomore Inah Park is tied for 79th at 15-over 159 (80-79).

Action concludes Wednesday.

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