Chacon In Top 10 Entering Final Round
STANFORD, Calif. – Sophomore Briana Chacon is in the individual top 10 after leading the Oregon women's golf team for the second straight round on Saturday at the Pac-12 Championships.
Chacon fired a second consecutive even-par 71 to pace the Ducks, who improved by two strokes from Friday's opening round with an 11-over 295. Oregon moved up one spot on the team leaderboard into sixth with 18 holes remaining on Sunday.
How it Happened: Chacon was even through her first nine holes after starting with seven pars, a birdie and a bogey. She dipped below par with a birdie to start the back nine, and rebounded from a double bogey to finish with five pars and a birdie to get back to even par.
Chacon - who is seeking a fifth straight top-10 finish - sits in a tie for seventh place going into Sunday, six shots back of individual leader Emma Spitz (UCLA).
Freshman Hsin-Yu (Cynthia) Lu is tied for 12th overall after two rounds at 4-over par, finishing the second round with a 3-over 74. Lu was 4 over with four holes remaining before finishing with three pars and a birdie.
Sophomore Ching-Tzu Chen gives the Ducks three players in the individual top 20 in a tie for 18th, matching Lu with a 3-over 74 on Saturday. Sofie Kibsgaard Nielsen rounded out the counting scores for Oregon with a 5-over 76, a seven-stroke improvement from Friday.
Ducks on the Leaderboard:
6. Oregon – 297-295 – 592 (+24)
T7. Briana Chacon – 71-71 – 142 (E)
T12. Hsin-Yu (Cynthia) Lu – 72-74 – 146 (+4)
T18. Ching-Tzu Chen – 74-74 – 148 (+6)
T45. Tze-Han (Heather) Lin – 80-77 – 157 (+15)
T48. Sofie Kibsgaard Nielsen – 83-76 – 159 (+17)
Notable: USC holds a four-stroke lead in the team race at 2 over entering the final round … Oregon has 110 total pars this weekend, tied for second-most in the field … Chen and Lu each have 24 total pars to lead the Ducks … Chacon is pacing the Ducks with seven total birdies.
Up Next: The Ducks will tee off in the final round of the Pac-12 Championships beginning at 8:00 a.m. PT on Sunday.