Bruins in Second Place Heading into Final Round at the Blessings
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The UCLA women's golf team shot a 3-over 291 in round two of the Blessings Collegiate Invitational on Tuesday. The Bruins were knocked down to second place after course host Arkansas surged into first with a 14-under 274. To par, UCLA is 4-over 580 and is 11 strokes back of the Razorbacks.
Freshman Alessia Nobilio followed up her 3-under 69 in round one with an even-par 72 today. Heading into the 15th, Nobilio was 3-over with four holes to play. She proceeded to birdie three times on the par-4 11th, par-5 15th, par-3 17th and par-4 18th. Nobilio fell to second place and trails by three strokes on the individual leaderboard after Arkansas' Brook Matthews shot a 6-under 66.
Two other Razorbacks, Miriam Ayora and Cory Lopez, shot scores of 4-under 68 and 3-under 69 to jump four and two spots into tied for third place.
Redshirt sophomore Ty Akabane shot an even-par 72 to remain tied for 8th place. Akabane birdied on the par-5 fifth, par-4 sixth and par-5 15th. Joining Akabane is junior Emma Spitz who finished day 2-over 74 in 8th place. She birdied four times on the back nine – five total in the round – but double bogeyed twice.
Freshman Zoe Antoinette Campos sunk one birdie on the par-5 15th, but picked up five extra strokes on the back nine to end her round 5-over 77. Freshman Caroline Canales birdied twice on the par-4 4th and par-4 16th to only go up one stroke in her total score for the tournament (+11, 155).
UCLA tees off for the final round on the Blessings Golf Club at 6:45 a.m. PT. The contest will be available for viewing on the Golf Channel at 12 p.m. PT.
BLESSINGS COLLEGIATE INVITATIONAL (ROUND 2)
2. Alessia Nobilio (E, 72)
T8. Ty Akabane (E, 72)
T8. Emma Spitz (+2, 74)
T20. Zoe Campos (+5, 77)
T37. Caroline Canales (+1, 73)