Bruins Tied for Third After Day One of Pac-12s
STANFORD, Calif. - Through one round of the Pac-12 Championships at the Stanford Golf Course, both the Bruins and sophomore Emma Spitz are tied for third place. UCLA shot a 7-over 291 on Friday and is eight shots back of the lead held by USC (-1, 283).
Spitz fired a 3-under 68 in her opening round and is one of just seven players in red figures after 18 holes. Spitz made three birdies on her first side (back nine) on the par-5 12th and 16th holes and the par-3 17th. She got it to five-under after back-to-back birdies on the par-5 first and par-4 second, adding two bogeys. Spitz is just one shot back of the individual lead held by USC's Amelia Garvey and Arizona State's Amanda Linner (-4, 67).
Junior Simar Singh is tied for 12th, posting a 1-over 72. She had a fast start, getting to 3-under following a birdie on the par-4 11th and an eagle on the par-5 12th, recording four bogeys. Sophomore Annabel Wilson is tied for 18th (+3, 74), notching a pair of birdies on the par-4 11th and 13th holes and five bogeys. Sophomore Emilie Paltrinieri is tied for 32nd (+6, 77), making a pair of birdies on the par-5 12th and par-3 fourth holes, six bogeys and a double. Sophomore Yuki Yoshihara is 42nd (+8, 79), tallying a birdie on the par-3 eighth hole, five bogeys and two doubles.
The Bruins begin round two on Saturday at 8:30 a.m. off the first tee in the order of Yoshihara, Paltrinieri, Wilson, Singh and Spitz. Live scoring will be available here.