Feb. 6, 2012
The top-ranked UCLA women's golf team slipped further into second place following the second round of the Arizona Wildcat Invitational at the Vistoso Golf Club in Tuscon.
Despite improving upon their opening round score, the Bruins had no answer for Arizona's blistering 14-under par round of 274 on Monday. The 22nd ranked Wildcats torched the par 72, 6,321-yard course with a six-under par round from the tournament leader and a four-under par round from a senior. The hosts held a commanding 13-shot lead at 559 (-17) entering the final round.
UCLA posted a team score of 283 (-5), a six-shot improvement from Sunday's round and remained the undisputed runner-up at four-under par 572. Arizona State was third at 587 (+11), followed by Colorado at 595 (+19) and fifth-place New Mexico at 602 (+26).
Still, the Bruins were well-represented on the leaderboard: five players were among the Top 10 individuals. Junior Lee Lopez matched her first round score with another 70 (-2) and was third at 140 (-4). Freshman Erynne Lee was tied with three players in fourth place at one-under par 143 following a round of 71. Senior Brianna Do, playing as an individual, and sophomore Ani Gulugian were tied for seventh at even par 144. Do posted a one-under par 71 and Gulugian added a two-under par 70. Junior Tiffany Lua was in 10th place at 145 (+1), following a round of 71 (-1). Finally, freshman Kyle Roig climbed 15 slots on the leaderboard with a 74 (+2) that put her in a tie for 34th at 153 (+9).
Arizona's Manon Gidali fired a 66 (-6) on Monday, increasing her lead to six shots. She was at 11-under par 133. The Wildcats' Margarita Ramos added a 68 (-4) and was in second place at 139 (-5).
Final round play continues on Tuesday.
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