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.


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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
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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
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vs. NCAA Regionals
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vs. NCAA Regionals
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