Uribe Contending at Kraft Nabisco Championship

April 3, 2008

UCLA freshman Maria Jose Uribe was in contention Thursday after the opening round of the Kraft Nabisco Championship at Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, Calif.

Uribe, 18, posted a two-under par 70 over the 6,700 yard, par 72 course. Starting on the 10th hole, she quickly birdied two of her first four holes and made the turn at two-under 34. On the inward nine, she eagled her 11th hole (the 2nd) to drop to four under par. A pair of bogeys at her 12th and 13th holes brought her back to two-under.

She trails first place Karen Stupples by three strokes. Top-ranked, tournament favorite Lorena Ochoa was tied for second at four-under par 68.

Uribe's score on the first day also was better than four other former Bruins: Jane Park was tied for 29th at 73 (+1), followed by Giulia Sergas who was tied for 43rd at 75 (+3). Charlotte Mayorkas was tied for 84th after a 77 (+5) and Hall of Famer Amy Alcott was tied for 102nd after posting a 79 (+7).

Second round action continues on Friday.


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