May 25, 2006
UCLA's second-ranked women's golf team was tied for 13th after the third round of the 25th NCAA Women's Golf Championship, hosted by The Ohio State University at its Scarlet Course.
The national championship tournament is a 72-hole event over four days.
On Thursday, the Bruins carded a team score of 15-over par 303 for a 54-hole total of 910 (+46). UCLA trailed Tennessee by two strokes and was six strokes behind 11th place Auburn. Top-ranked Duke snatched the three-round lead and built a 13-stroke cushion heading into the final round. The Blue Devils posted a third round score of 287 (-1) and were first at 876 (+12). USC was second at 889 (+25), followed by Pepperdine at 894 (+30). Purdue and Arizona State were tied for fourth at 896 (+32).
Sophomore Amie Cochran, who recorded three of UCLA's six birdies on the day, posted a 71 (-1) on Thursday for a 54-hole total of 220 (+4) that was tied for ninth. Freshman Tiffany Joh was tied for 50th at 228 (+12) after carding a 79 (+7). Tied at 233 (+17) in 77th place were senior Susie Mathews (76), junior Hannah Jun (79) and freshman Jane Park (77).
Pepperdine's Eileen Vargas remained atop the leaderboard for the third straight day, carding a 75 in the third round for a 54-hole total of 214 (-2). She holds a three-stroke lead over four players at 217 (+1).
Final round action continues on Friday.
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