Opening Round Update from LPGA Q-School

Nov. 30, 2011

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Senior Stephanie Kono led a contingent of four current or former UCLA players after the first round of Stage Three at the LPGA Qualifying Tournament in Daytona Beach, FL.

Kono fired a first-round 67 (-5) and was in second place, one shot behind professional Christine Song, who posted a 66 (-6) at the Champions Course.

Former Bruins Maria Jose Uribe (71, -1) and Hannah Jun (73, +1) were tied for 13th and 37th, respectively, followed by current senior Brianna Do, who was tied for 116th after posting a 78 (+6).

Kono bogeyed No. 2 after she failed to get up and down for par from a bunker. But the three-time, first-team All-American rolled in birdies on her next three holes from three feet, 12 feet and one foot, and then completed her round with birdies on her last two holes to draw within a shot of the lead.

"It feels good to get off to a solid start, but I have to stay patient," said Kono, who turned 22 last Sunday. "There are still a lot of holes to play."

After 72 holes, the 139-player field will be cut to the low 70 players and ties for the final 18 holes. Players making the cut will compete in the final round on the LPGA Champions Course. The top 40 players and ties following Sunday's round will receive 2012 LPGA membership.

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EVENT INFORMATION
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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
vs. NCAA Regionals
Bryan, TX
Story
Friday, May 06
vs. NCAA Regionals
Bryan, TX
Story
Saturday, May 07
vs. NCAA Regionals
Bryan, TX
3rd (+1, 865)
Friday, May 20
vs. NCAA Championships
Eugene, OR
Story
Saturday, May 21
vs. NCAA Championships
Eugene, OR
Story
Sunday, May 22
vs. NCAA Championships
Eugene, OR
Story
Monday, May 23
vs. NCAA Championships
Eugene, OR
1st (-8, 1,144)
Tuesday, May 24
vs. Oregon
Eugene, OR
Won 4-0-1
Tuesday, May 24
vs. Washington
Eugene, OR
Lost 3-1-1
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