Bruins Fourth at 36-Hole Mark of NCAA Championship

May 19, 2010

The No.1 ranked UCLA women's golf team was in fourth place at the halfway point of the 29th NCAA Women's Golf Championship, hosted at The Country Club of Landfall in Wilmington, NC.

The Bruins posted a score of 292 (+4) in the second round and owned a two-round total of 580 (+4). Fourth-ranked USC remained in first place at six-under par 570 after posting an even par score of 288 on Wednesday. Seventh-ranked Alabama was second at 577 (+1) and No. 8 Purdue was third at 578 (+2). Fifth-ranked Arizona State trailed the Bruins by a stroke at 581 (+5).

Individually for UCLA, four players were tied at three-over par 147. Play was suspended because of darkness at 7:27 p.m. local time after numerous weather delays. Those players' positions on the leader board were not certain, although the team scores were more definite.

Sophomore Stephanie Kono and freshman Tiffany Lua rebounded from four-over par first rounds to each post scores of 71 (-1) on Wednesday. Kono wasted no time exacting revenge by carding a birdie on her first hole of the day. She recorded four birdies and three bogeys on the day. Lua, who had just one birdie on Tuesday, erupted for five in the second round and they helped overcome her triple-bogey 6 on the second hole.

Senior Sydnee Michaels overcame a triple and a double bogey to post a 74 (+2) with the help of four birdies.

Junior Glory Yang, who enjoyed four birdies on Tuesday, managed just one in the second round and endured five bogeys for a 76 (+4).

And sophomore Brianna Do, who torched the course for seven birdies in the first round, managed none in a tough round of 82 (+10).

Arizona State's Jennifer Johnson took the 36-hole lead at 137 (-7) following a round of 70 (-2) on Wednesday.

Resumption of round two was scheduled to begin at 7:30 a.m. EDT with the third round scheduled to begin one hour after the completion of the second round.

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