Golfers Climb into Second Place after Day Two at NCAAs

May 23, 2007

The eighth-ranked UCLA women's golf team climbed into second place following the second round Wednesday at the NCAA Championship, hosted by Central Florida at LPGA International in Daytona Beach, Fla.

The Bruins posted a round of 291 (+3), helped in part by an early tee time and diminished winds. They trailed Duke by seven shots at 594 (+18). The Blue Devils fired the day's best score -- 287 (-1) -- and led the field at 587 (+11). Purdue was third at 597 (+21), followed by fourth place Stanford at 599 (+6). First-round leader USC fell to fifth place after posting a score of 306 (+18) for a 36-hole total of 601 (+25).

Sophomore All-American Tiffany Joh continued her fine play, firing a solid two-under par 70 for a 36-hole total of 143 (-1). She was tied for second with three other players. Joh played her front nine in two-under 34, but a bogey at her 13th hole curbed her momentum slightly. She birdied the par 5 eighth hole (her 17th) for an inward 36 (E).

The rest of the Bruins managed to hover around par. Sophomore Ryann O'Toole avenged Monday's six-over par round with a cool 71 (-1). She was two-under after 15 holes, but a bogey at the seventh (her 16th) gave her a one-under par round. She was tied for 14th at five-over par 149, a jump of 58 spots.

Senior Hannah Jun signed for a 74 (+2) and was also tied for 14th at 149 (+5). Freshman Sydnee Michaels carded a 76 (+4) and was tied for 48th at nine-over 153. Junior Maiya Tanaka was tied for 87th at 158 (+14) after posting a score of 79 (+7).

Purdue's Christel Boeijon held the 36-hole lead at three-under 141 after firing a 69 (-3) in the second round.

Third round action continues on Thursday. The Bruins are scheduled to tee off at 1:20 p.m. EDT. The NCAA Championship is a 72-hole tournament.

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EVENT INFORMATION
UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
Sunday, Feb 07
vs. Northrop Grumman ...
Palos Verdes Estates, CA
Story
Monday, Feb 08
vs. Northrop Grumman ...
Palos Verdes Estates, CA
Story
Tuesday, Feb 09
vs. Northrop Grumman ...
Palos Verdes Estates, CA
T-5th (+26, 878)
Sunday, Feb 21
vs. Allstate Sugar Bowl ...
New Orleans, LA
Story
Monday, Feb 22
vs. Allstate Sugar Bowl ...
New Orleans, LA
Story
Tuesday, Feb 23
vs. Allstate Sugar Bowl ...
New Orleans, LA
T-6th (+17, 881)
Monday, Feb 29
vs. Bruin Wave ...
San Luis Obispo, CA
Story
Tuesday, Mar 01
vs. Bruin Wave ...
San Luis Obispo, CA
1st (+4, 868)
Monday, Mar 21
vs. SDSU March Mayhem at ...
Rancho Santa Fe, CA
Story
Tuesday, Mar 22
vs. SDSU March Mayhem at ...
Rancho Santa Fe, CA
Story
Wednesday, Mar 23
vs. SDSU March Mayhem at ...
Rancho Santa Fe, CA
3rd in Match Play
Friday, Apr 01
vs. Liz Murphey ...
Athens, GA
1st (-2, 286)
Saturday, Apr 02
vs. Liz Murphey ...
Athens, GA
Story
Sunday, Apr 03
vs. Liz Murphey ...
Athens, GA
2nd in Match Play
Friday, Apr 08
vs. PING/ASU ...
Tempe, AZ
Story
Saturday, Apr 09
vs. PING/ASU ...
Tempe, AZ
Story
Sunday, Apr 10
vs. PING/ASU ...
Tempe, AZ
1st (-12, 852)
Monday, Apr 18
vs. Pac-12 Championships
Pleasanton, CA
Story
Tuesday, Apr 19
vs. Pac-12 Championships
Pleasanton, CA
Story
Wednesday, Apr 20
vs. Pac-12 Championships
Pleasanton, CA
2nd (-15, 849)
Thursday, May 05 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Regionals
Bryan, TX
Friday, May 06 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Regionals
Bryan, TX
Saturday, May 07 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Regionals
Bryan, TX
Friday, May 20 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Championships
Eugene, OR
Saturday, May 21 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Championships
Eugene, OR
Sunday, May 22 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Championships
Eugene, OR
Monday, May 23 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Championships
Eugene, OR
Tuesday, May 24 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Championships
Eugene, OR
Wednesday, May 25 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Championships
Eugene, OR
BRUINS ON PAC-12 NETWORKS