Bruins Take Four-Shot Lead into Final Round

March 2, 2010

Led by sophomore All-American Stephanie Kono, top-ranked UCLA assumed first place after two rounds in the Bruin Wave Invitational at Robinson Ranch Golf Club in Santa Clarita, Calif.

On Tuesday, UCLA fared best in the cold and misty elements to post a two-over par round of 290 for an even par, two-round total of 576. The Bruins led co-host Pepperdine and rival USC by four shots (580). Arizona State and Arizona were tied for fourth at 582 (+6).

Individually, Kono fired the day's low round -- a 68 (-4) -- and took over the 36-hole lead at 138 (-6). Kono had no bogeys and four birdies on her card, including a bird at the 18th. She led Pepperdine's Danielle Kang, the first round leader, by a stroke and Washington's Molly Aronsson by two strokes.

UCLA senior Sydnee Michaels was tied for 12th at even par 144 after carding her second straight round of 72. Freshman Tiffany Lua was tied for 14th at 145 (+1) following a score of 73 (+1) on Tuesday. Sophomore Brianna Do was tied for 30th at 150 (+6) following a second round of 77 (+5). Junior Glory Yang was tied for 38th at 151 (+7) after her round of 79 (+7).

Two players also participated as individuals for the Bruins. Junior Lalita Boonnoppornkul was tied for 74th place at 160 (+16) and freshman Stacy Kim was 94th at 172 (+28).

Final round action continues on Wednesday with a split start at 7:30 a.m. PST.

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EVENT INFORMATION
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Monday, Feb 29
vs. Bruin Wave ...
San Luis Obispo, CA
Story
Tuesday, Mar 01
vs. Bruin Wave ...
San Luis Obispo, CA
1st (+4, 868)
Monday, Mar 21
vs. SDSU March Mayhem at ...
Rancho Santa Fe, CA
Story
Tuesday, Mar 22
vs. SDSU March Mayhem at ...
Rancho Santa Fe, CA
Story
Wednesday, Mar 23
vs. SDSU March Mayhem at ...
Rancho Santa Fe, CA
3rd in Match Play
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 - 7:50 AM PST
vs. Oregon
Eugene, OR
BRUINS ON PAC-12 NETWORKS