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
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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
BRUINS ON PAC-12 NETWORKS