Sept. 24, 2010
UCLA's nationally ranked women's golf team was tied for fifth place after the first round Friday of the Mason Rudolph Championship in Franklin, TN.
The Bruins, who were two-over par at one point during the outward nine, recorded an opening round team score of 284 (-4) and were six shots behind first-place LSU (278, -10). Purdue and Cal were tied for second at nine-under par 279, followed by Duke at five-under par 283. The Bruins were tied with Georgia.
Individually for UCLA, junior All-American Stephanie Kono fired an opening round 69 (-3) and was tied for 10th place. Kono had a rocky start, going one-over par after three holes, but played the rest of the round in four-under par.
Freshman Ani Gulugian posted her second straight round of 70 (-2) and was tied for 17th place. Gulugian posted a score of 70 in the final round of the Fall Preview two weeks ago.
Third-year sophomore Lee Lopez, who was two-over par after six holes, played her final 12 holes in three-under and posted a score of 71 (-1). She was tied for 25th place.
Junior Brianna Do made eight straight pars to begin her day and played the final 10 holes in two-over par for a 74 (+2). She was tied for 51st. Sophomore Tiffany Lua recorded an uncharacteristic 78 (+6) -- her second worst score as a collegian -- and was tied for 79th place.
Wake Forest's Michelle Shin took the opening round lead with a seven-under par 65.
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