UCLA with Condoleezza Rice (Center) after winning the Stanford Intercollegiate
(UCLA Athletics Photo)
PALO ALTO, Calif. (October 16, 2016) -- The final round has been cancelled today at the Stanford Intercollegiate due to heavy rain. The 36-hole totals will count, however, as UCLA and Bronte Law claim the team and individual titles.
Play was stopped around 10:30 this morning at the Stanford golf course, about 90 minutes into UCLA's final round. Standing water made the course unplayable for the rest of the day, giving UCLA their first win of the 2016-17 season. UCLA posted the lowest score by six shots yesterday to vault themselves into the lead over host Stanford. They ended finishing 11 shots ahead of Stanford and 17 ahead of third place Cal Berkeley.
The Bruins were led for the most part by senior Bronte Law who fired rounds of 70 and 65 for a 7-under 135 total. The performance gives Law her seventh career college win, surpassing Kay Cockerill for the most wins in UCLA history. This also marks her third consecutive victory at the Stanford Intercollegiate.
ROUND TWO STORY
Bronte Law fired a 6-under 65 Saturday to help jump UCLA into a commanding lead at the Stanford Intercollegiate.
UCLA entered the day two shots back of Northwestern and thanks to Law's performance along with an even-par 71 from Lilia Wu, the Bruins posted a 1-over 285 to lead by 11 shots over Stanford. Stanford received strong performances by freshman Andrea Lee (68) and Casey Danielson (69) but had to count scores of 76 and 78 for a 291 total (+7). Lee is tied for 2nd, five shots back of Law for the individual lead.
Law, the two-time defending individual champion, started off today's round with an eagle at the par-5 first hole. She added another birdie on the 7th and add three more on the back nine for a bogey-free round that was 10 shots better than today's average score of 75. She'll look to help UCLA cap of their first victory of the year.
ROUND ONE STORY
Five of the top seven teams in the Golfweek/ Sagarin rankings are playing at this week's Stanford Intercollegiate including No. 2 Stanford, No. 3 USC, No. 5 UCLA, No.6 Georgia, and No. 7 Florida.
None of these teams are in the lead after round one, however, as No. 17 Northwestern opened with a 285 (+1) to grab the lead by two over UCLA. Northwestern was led by two-time Big Ten Player of the Year Hannah Kim who opened with a 2-under 69 at the Stanford Golf Course. Kim sits in a tie for 2nd while her teammate Stephanie Lau sits in a tie for 4th with an opening 1-under 70.
UCLA is in solo 2nd with sophomore Bethany Wu and senior Bronte Law each shooting under-par. Arizona State is four-shot backs while USC and host Stanford are tied for 4th just seven shots out. San Diego State's Georgia Lacey leads all individuals after posting a 4-under 67.
ABOUT THE Stanford Invitational
54-hole women's college event
hosted by Stanford University and Dr. Condoleeza
Rice. Team (best four scores out of five players each
round) and individual competitions.
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