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UCLA in Fourth Place After Day One of The Match in the Desert

Jan 23, 2022
Caroline Canales

GOLD CANYON, Ariz. – The No. 12 UCLA women's golf team sits in fourth place at even-par 288 through 18 holes of play on Sunday at The Match in the Desert held on Superstition Mountain Golf Course. The Bruins are seven strokes behind second-place No. 2 Oklahoma State and ten behind first-place and course host No. 20 Arizona State.
Freshman Caroline Canales led the UCLA fivesome with a 2-under 70 for her second under-par score of the season and first since round one of the Annika Intercollegiate on Sept. 13. Canales birdies four holes – the par-4 first, par-5 fifth, par-4 12th and par-3 17th – while bogeying just twice to put herself tied for seventhplace.
Arizona State's Alexandra Fosterling leads the individual leaderboard with a 6-under 66.
Freshman Alessia Nobilio was the other Bruin to crack the top 10, notching her fourth under-par showing of the season with a 1-under 71 to tie for tenth place. Nobilio birdied twice on the par-5 second and par-5 14th.
Freshman Zoe Antoinette Campos and junior Emma Spitz placed 22nd and 24th to round out UCLA's counting scores. Campos shot a 1-over 73 for her lowest score since round three of the Stanford Intercollegiate on Oct. 17. Campos holed five birdies – three on the front nine and two on the back nine – but negated them with a pair of bogeys and double bogeys.
Spitz's streak of five consecutive under-par performances came to an end with a 2-over 74 on day one. Spitz birdied four times on the par-5 second, par-4 third, par-5 14th and par-4 18th. Junior Emilie Paltrinieri also scored a 2-over 74, parring 16 of 18 holes but bogeying twice on the par-5 fifth and par-3 17th.
Senior Simar Singh competed individually and shot a 9-over 77 through 17 holes.
UCLA will tee off for day two tomorrow morning at 7:00 a.m. PT.