UCLA Threesome Advances at U.S. Women's Amateur

Aug. 8, 2007

UCLA's threesome of golfers advanced to the second round of match play at the 107th U.S. Women's Amateur Wednesday at Crooked Stick GC in Carmel, Ind.

Each player experienced first-hand the grueling challenges of match play golf as none finished earlier than 18 holes. Incoming freshman Maria Jose Uribe defeated Lee Lopez of Whittier, 1-up. Sophomore Sydnee Michaels defeated Jennifer Ackerson of Allen, TX, in 20 holes. Junior Tiffany Joh edged Azahara Muñoz of Spain in 21 holes.

In a see-saw match, Uribe lost a 1-up lead, went down two holes, rallied to square the match with a birdie at the par 3 13th, fell behind one hole, squared the match again, took the lead at the 17th with a par and won with a par on the 18th. Uribe meets Candace Schepperle of Birmaingham, AL in the second round.

Michaels fell behind three holes, finally squared the match by winning the 17th and 18th with pars, and won with a par on the 20th hole (#2). On Thursday, Michaels faces Emma Jandel of Dayton, OH.

Joh outlasted Muñoz, a junior at Arizona State, in a nerve-wracking match that featured six straight halves after Joh had squared it at the 14th.

Should all three players win their second round matches, they will advance to the third round on Thursday afternoon. Joh faces Andrea Messer, who won her first round match in 27 holes.

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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
vs. Oregon
Eugene, OR
Won 4-0-1
Tuesday, May 24
vs. Washington
Eugene, OR
Lost 3-1-1
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