UCLA Takes First Round Lead at Pac-10 Women's Golf Championship

April 21, 2008

Top-ranked UCLA took the first round lead Wednesday at the 22nd Pac-10 Women's Golf Championship at the Palos Verdes Golf Club in Palos Verdes, Calif.

The Bruins posted a team score of 284 (E) over the tricky par 71, 6,060-yard layout. They lead No. 3 USC by a stroke after 18 holes. Arizona State was a distant third at 12-over par 296, followed by Oregon at 298 (+14) in fourth place. Tied for fifth were Arizona and Cal at 301 (+17) with Stanford in seventh place at 302 (+18). Washington was eighth at 310 (+26), followed by Washington State (313, +29) and Oregon State (317, +33).

Individually for the Bruins, junior Tiffany Joh and sophomore Sydnee Michaels were tied for first place at two-under par 69. Three-under par through 13 holes, Michaels double-bogeyed the 14th to drop to one-under. She answered with a birdie at the par 3 15th and made four straight pars coming in. On the day, she recorded five birdies.

Joh was cruising along at three-under par before losing a stroke with a bogey at the 14th. She made five consecutive pars to end her round.

Three strokes behind in a tie for seventh was freshman Glory Yang, who also recorded five birdies, but posted a 72 (+1). Fellow freshman Maria Jose Uribe was tied for 13th at 74 (+3) and junior Maiya Tanaka was tied for 18th at four-over par 75.

The Pac-10 Women's Golf Championship is a 54-hole competition over three days. Second round action continues on Tuesday.

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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 - All Day PST
vs. Allstate Sugar Bowl ...
New Orleans, LA
Monday, Feb 22 - All Day PST
vs. Allstate Sugar Bowl ...
New Orleans, LA
Tuesday, Feb 23 - All Day PST
vs. Allstate Sugar Bowl ...
New Orleans, LA
Monday, Feb 29 - All Day PST
vs. Bruin Wave ...
San Luis Obispo, CA
Tuesday, Mar 01 - All Day PST
vs. Bruin Wave ...
San Luis Obispo, CA
Monday, Mar 21 - All Day PST
vs. SDSU Farms ...
Rancho Santa Fe, CA
Tuesday, Mar 22 - All Day PST
vs. SDSU Farms ...
Rancho Santa Fe, CA
Wednesday, Mar 23 - All Day PST
vs. SDSU Farms ...
Rancho Santa Fe, CA
Friday, Apr 01 - All Day PST
vs. Liz Murphey ...
Athens, GA
Saturday, Apr 02 - All Day PST
vs. Liz Murphey ...
Athens, GA
Sunday, Apr 03 - All Day PST
vs. Liz Murphey ...
Athens, GA
Friday, Apr 08 - All Day PST
vs. PING/ASU ...
Tempe, AZ
Saturday, Apr 09 - All Day PST
vs. PING/ASU ...
Tempe, AZ
Sunday, Apr 10 - All Day PST
vs. PING/ASU ...
Tempe, AZ
Monday, Apr 18 - All Day PST
vs. Pac-12 Championships
Pleasanton, CA
Tuesday, Apr 19 - All Day PST
vs. Pac-12 Championships
Pleasanton, CA
Wednesday, Apr 20 - All Day PST
vs. Pac-12 Championships
Pleasanton, CA
Thursday, May 05 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Regionals
TBA
Friday, May 06 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Regionals
TBA
Saturday, May 07 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Regionals
TBA
BRUINS ON PAC-12 NETWORKS