Three Trojans Under Par To Lead USC Women's Golf In Stanford Intercollegiate Opener
Freshman Xin (Cindy) Kou kept the pedal down with an opening round 68 while senior Katherine Muzi and sophomore Brianna Navarrosa each were under par as well to lead the USC women's golf team into a tie for second place on the first day of the Stanford Intercollegiate on Friday (Oct. 15).
The Trojans combined for a 2-under 282, their lowest round of the season. Top-ranked and host Stanford is first at 11-under. USC is tied with Arizona State.
Kou fired her fourth 68 of the young season in just seven rounds, going out at 1-under and coming back at 2-under, including back-to-back birdies on 14 and 15. Today's round lowered her season stroke average to 70.71. She is tied for second, three back.
Muzi and Navarrosa are tied for 11th at 1-under 70, both turning at par and finishing in red. The round was one stroke off Muzi's season-best and matched Navarrosa's. Navarrosa's day featured an eagle on the par 5 7th hole.
Sophomore Christine Wang is tied for 42nd at 3-over 74 while sophomore transfer Michaela Morard, in her Trojan debut round, is tied for 72nd at 8-over 79. Morard got off to a slow start on her front but came home at 2-under with four birdies on the back.
The tournament continues Saturday and Sunday.