Bruins to Begin Final Day Tied with Trojans

May 22, 2008

The second-seeded UCLA women's golf team will enter the final day of competition at the 27th NCAA Women's Golf Championship tied for the lead with top-seeded USC at the University of New Mexico's Championship Course.

Both teams finished Thursday's play tied at 16-over par and each team left two golfers out on the course when play was called because of darkness. The day began at 7 a.m. for half the field that did not finish the third round, and there was a short weather delay in the morning round.

The scheduled 12:30 p.m. shotgun start for the third round began 30 minutes late and 15 minutes later the field was called off the course because of a lightening warning. When play resumed, the Bruins got hot and held a three-stroke lead at the turn.

The UCLA lead evaporated when the Bruins played the 11th hole in five-over par producing a three-stroke swing. USC held the lead through much of the back nine until the later holes when the Bruins recorded birdies at the 17th and 18th holes.

Denver, Arkansas and Arizona State were tied for third place at 28-over par, but none of those teams had finished the third round either. In all, eight teams remained unfinished.

Players needing to complete the third round will start at 7 a.m. MT on Friday. The fourth round will begin at 8 a.m. MT and the Bruins will tee off at 1:20 p.m. MT.

Individually for the Bruins, junior Tiffany Joh was one stroke off the lead at one-under par 215. Joh posted an even par 72 on Thursday. Sophomore Sydnee Michaels was sixth at 218 (+3) after carding a 75 (+3) in the third round. Freshman Glory Yang was tied for 15th at 223 (+7) following her round of 75 (+3).

Junior Maiya Tanaka has two holes to play and was two-over par. Her score was particularly significant because freshman Maria Jose Uribe was five-over par with one hole to play and hers would likely be the non-counting score.

Arizona State's Azahara Munoz was the tournament leader at two-under par 214 following a third round score of 73 (+1).

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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
vs. Allstate Sugar Bowl ...
New Orleans, LA
Story
Monday, Feb 22
vs. Allstate Sugar Bowl ...
New Orleans, LA
Story
Tuesday, Feb 23
vs. Allstate Sugar Bowl ...
New Orleans, LA
T-6th (+17, 881)
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 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Regionals
Bryan, TX
Friday, May 06 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Regionals
Bryan, TX
Saturday, May 07 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Regionals
Bryan, TX
Friday, May 20 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Championships
Eugene, OR
Saturday, May 21 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Championships
Eugene, OR
Sunday, May 22 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Championships
Eugene, OR
Monday, May 23 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Championships
Eugene, OR
Tuesday, May 24 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Championships
Eugene, OR
Wednesday, May 25 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Championships
Eugene, OR
BRUINS ON PAC-12 NETWORKS