NCAA women's golf: USC holds down first, Arizona moves up to third

John McGillen/Arizona Athletics

Strikes of lightning overhead delayed the NCAA's best golfers for about an hour, but that didn't stop the Pac-12 teams in round 3 of the NCAA women's golf championships at Concessions Golf Course in Bradenton, Florida. What did stop them was darkness. Leader USC was on the course when the round was called due to darkness. The third round will resume on Monday at 7:30 a.m. local time, while the fourth round will begin at 10:50 a.m. local time. 

The Trojans maintained its spot atop the rankings, sitting at 28-over, three shots ahead second-place Duke, with both teams needing to finish their third round tomorrow morning. Annie Park, yesterday's individual leader, fell two spots after Alabama's Emma Talley posted a 1-over on Sunday. Park still had a stellar round three, posting four birdies and finishing at 1-under before darkness fell. She now sits at 2-over for the tournament. Karen Chung helped keep the Trojans afloat, posting four birdies for a round of 2-under par, so far.

Arizona departed Saturday's round at seventh, but skyrocketed through the rankings and now sit in third place. Wanasa Zhou finished the day 2-under; she birdied on the third hole (par 3) and the 11th hole (par 3) and sat at 2-under until she bogeyed the 14th to put her back at 1-under. She got back on track with her third birdie on the 18th hole (par 5).

Stanford and Washington are hovering in the middle of the rankings at 7th and 8th with 912 and 914 total strokes, respectively. UCLA sits at 16th with a 64-over score and California is still chilling at the bottom with 953 total strokes.

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