USC Wins Inaugural Bruin Wave Invitational
March 3, 2010
Another team effort that featured four players carding 1-over or better and no one worse than 3-over helped the No. 5 USC women's golf team claim its third tournament of the season and the second of the spring on Wednesday (March 3) at the inaugural Bruin Wave Invitational at the Robinson Ranch G.C. in Santa Clarita, Calif.
USC overcame a four-stroke deficit to Pepperdine and also out-played UCLA, which it started the day tied with, to win the 54-hole event at 2-over 866 (286-294-286). Arizona State finished second at 4-over 868 while UCLA (872) claimed third and its co-host Pepperdine was fourth (873).
Junior Lizette Salas finished fourth overall at 2-under 214 (72-71-71), putting together a strong three-day performance for her third top five result this season and the fourth in the top 12. Salas, who juggled five birdies against four bogeys during the day, opened with a 2-under front 9 and was steady on the back, finishing at par over the final six holes.
Mozo amazingly carded 16 consecutive pars to open her final round before a birdie on 17 and a bogey on 18. Song opened at 3-under over the first four holes and was 4-under through 11 before trouble on 12, 14 and 15 brought her back to par. Still the two-time winner this year was able to finish at par and provide a counting score.
Freshman Cyna Rodriguez posted a season-best tie for 15th at 3-over 219 (73-75-71), tying her season-low round on Wednesday. She also got off to a nice start and was 3-under through 11 holes before bogeys on 12 and 18. Sophomore Inah Park tied for 51st at 16-over 232 (81-76-75), but rebounded nicely from a tough first round.