USC Still Second At PING/ASU
April 10, 2010
Sophomore Jennifer Song used a 2-under 70 to tie for second while junior Lizette Salas and freshman Cyna Rodriguez both carded even rounds as the No. 4 USC women's golf team remained in second place after the second round of the PING/ASU Invitational at the Karsten G.C. in Tempe, Ariz., on Saturday (April 10).
The Trojans, playing in their final regular-season event, are at 5-under 571 (281-290), six back of leader and host Arizona State 565 (279-286). UCLA and Denver are tied for third at 577.
Song was 1-over on the front 9 with a birdie on 7 and a double bogey on 9. Birdies on 11 and 14 and an eagle on the par 4 13th hole dropped her to 3-under before a bogey on 15 moved her back to 2-under, where she finished. She finished the round at 5-under 139 (69-70), two out of first.
Salas, looking for her fourth top 5 finish in five events, is tied for fourth at 3-under 141 (69-72). Birdies on 9 and 10 offset bogeys before and after during a steady round.
Rodriguez rebounded from a 4-over first round to card an even round Saturday and is tied for 37th at 4-over 148 (76-72). Birdies on the first and 18th holes bookended two bogeys in between.
Senior Stefanie Endstrasser, playing in only her second event of the spring season, contributed her second counting round in a row and is now tied for 42nd at 5-over 149 (73-76). She was even through the first 10 holes before some hiccups on the final eight holes.
Junior Belen Mozo encountered some second-round troubles and is now tied for 45th at 6-over 150 (70-80).
Action concludes Sunday.