Second round leader Lilia Vu of UCLA
(UCLA Athletics Photo)
TUCSON, AZ (April 25, 2017) - One day after no team was able to turn in an under-par round the UCLA lineup was able to battle the winds and produce a 3-under day and move to 1-under. As the only team under-par the Bruins will bid for a wire-to-wire victory during Wednesday's Pac-12 Women's Championship final round.
Colorado, seven shots behind at 6-over will begin the final round in second place, Stanford is a very distant third at 18-over, host school Arizona is 22-over and in fourth while fifth place is owned by Arizona State at 23-over.
Leading UCLA at Sewailo Golf Club is Lilia Vu who after two days is 7-under and the medalist leader by four shots. Tied for the individual lead at the start of the day, Vu fired a second round 6-under 66 on Tuesday to take the lead by herself. During round two Vu produced a bogey-free round that included birdies on Nos. 3, 5, 6, 11, 16 and 17.
UCLA currently has two others in the top-5 in first round co-leader Bethany Wu (2nd; -3) and Mariel Galdiano (T7; +2).
Behind the UCLA duo at the top of the individual leaderboard is Andrea Lee (Stanford) in third at 2-under, Kirsty Hodgkins (Colorado) is even-par in fourth while Tiffany Chan (USC) and Robyn Choi (Colorado) are tied for fifth at 1-over.
ROUND ONE RECAP
Behind the play of co-medalist leaders Lilia Vu and Bethany Vu UCLA has grabbed hold the first round Pac-12 Women's Championship lead. With both players turning in 1-under 71's at Sewailo Golf Club UCLA was able to post a 2-over tally and open up a six-stroke lead.
During the first round Vu carded five birdies and four bogeys. After a 2-over through seven hole start, Vu rebounded with birdies on Nos. 8-10 and the 13th.
For Wu it was an even more adventuresome day with with five birdies, an eagle, four bogeys and a double-bogey. Wu jumped out to a 4-under through eight hole start before holding on for a red figure finish on the back nine. The front nine run for Wu was capped by an eagle on the par-5 8th hole.
Two other UCLA players turned in top-15 performances on Monday; Mariel Galdiano (5th; +1) and Erin Choi (T14; +3).
Trailing Vu and Wu in the individual standings are Andrea Lee (Stanford) and Robyn Choi (Colorado) in a tie for third at even-par with Galdiano in fifth.
The top-five of the team standings was rounded out by Stanford (+8); Colorado (+2) in a tie for second, USC (+16) is fourth while Arizona (+17) holds the fifth spot.
ABOUT THE Pac-12 Women's Championship
54-hole stroke-play to decide the champion of the
Pacific Athletic Conference. Team (best four scores
of five players each round) and individual
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