Bruins Grab Opening Round Lead in Mexico

Feb. 23, 2009

The top-ranked UCLA women's golf team grabbed the first-round lead Sunday at the Arizona Wildcat Invitational, hosted at Peninsula Golf Club in Sonora Mexico.

The Bruins were the only team under par after the opening round, posting a one-under par 287, eight strokes in front of Pac-10 rival Arizona State. The Sun Devils posted a score of 295 (+7), followed by third place Denver at 296 (+8). Oklahoma State and Tulane were tied for fourth at 299 (+11). Duke, USC and Tennessee were tied for sixth at 302 (+14).

Three Bruins were among the Top 10 individual following Sunday's first round: freshman Stephanie Kono and sophomores Glory Yang and Maria Jose Uribe. Kono and Yang posted scores under par -- Kono was tied for second after firing a three-under 69 and Yang was tied for fourth after carding a one-under par 71. Uribe posted a score of 72 (E) and was tied for sixth. Seniors Tiffany Joh and Ryann O'Toole were tied for 22nd and 28th, respectively. Joh posted a 75 (+3) and O'Toole carded a 76 (+4).

Arizona State's Juliana Murcia held the first round lead after opening with a score of 67 (-5). She led Cal's Pia Halbig and Kono by two shots.

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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
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