May 17, 2005
The No. 2-ranked UCLA women's golf team was in second place after the first round of the NCAA Women's Golf Championship, hosted by Oregon State at the par 71, 6,312-yard Meadows Course at the Sunriver Resort in Redmond, Ore.
UCLA posted a score of 288 (+4) and trailed USC by one stroke. Auburn was third at 290 (+6), followed by Pepperdine at 291 (+7). Top-ranked Duke and Washington were tied for fifth place at 292 (+8).
UCLA freshman Amie Cochran and senior Charlotte Mayorkas were tied for third place at even par 71. Cochran flirted with par all day as she made a bogey and a birdie on each nine. Mayorkas played the outward nine in even par before recording birdies on three of the first four holes on the inward side. She then bogeyed three of her final six holes to end up at level par.
Sophomore Hannah Jun and junior Susie Mathews were tied for 21st at two-over par 73. Jun, three-over after nine, used birdies at the 12th and 13th holes to pull to one-over before ending with three straight pars after a bogey at the 15th. Mathews was one-over at the turn before three bogeys and two birdies on the final nine gave her a 37 on the home nine.
Senior Melissa Martin recorded seven bogeys and two birdies on her way to a 76 (+5). She was tied for 57th.
Pepperdine's Carolina Llano fired a two-under par 69 and was the leader in the clubhouse entering the second day.
Second round action continues Wednesday.