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EUGENE – With a trio of individuals holding steady in the top 15 overall, the No. 34 University of Oregon women’s golf team improved a position into fourth place Tuesday against many of the nation’s top teams in the Pacific-10 Conference Championships second round, hosted by the Eugene Country Club.
On a day when rain effected every team, UO combined on a 19-over score of 307 for a combined two-round score of 599 (+23). The Ducks opened the 24th edition of the event with a four-under 292 Monday – its lowest score of the spring by three strokes.
“The scores didn’t compare to yesterday, but that’s partly understandable because of some of the unique pin positions the superintendent had to make,” Oregon head coach Ria Quiazon said. “We still competed and hung in there, and I was happy that several players made mini-runs late in the round to create some momentum for Wednesday.”
Overall in the team standings Tuesday, No. 1 UCLA climbed three positions into the lead (289-298-587). Three strokes back, No.7 Arizona improved five spots into second place (293-297-590), three strokes ahead of No. 24 California (third, 287-305-592).
Behind UO (fourth, 292-307-599), No. 5 USC (fifth, 284-318-602) stood ahead of No. 38 Washington (sixth, 296-314-610), No. 14 Stanford (seventh, 301-316-617), Oregon State (eighth, 317-329-646) and Washington State (ninth, 317-330-647).
First-day leader No. 2 Arizona State only had three players finish Tuesday after Jennifer Johnson and Giulia Molinara withdrew from the round because of illness. The Sun Devils opened the tourney Monday with the tourney’s best round so far (a five-under 283), and the duo were tied for ninth and 25th overall, respectively, after they shot first-round scores of 72 and 74.
Individually for UO, two-time All-Pac-10 Second Team pick and junior Kendra Little improved one position into a tie for eighth place (72-75-147) and led UO for the 40th time in her 93 career rounds.
Sophomore Ashley Edwards also climbed two spots Tuesday into a tie for 13th place (73-76-149) with junior teammate Erica Omlid (71-78-149) and two other players.
Senior Kate Hildahl rounded out UO’s scoring Tuesday with her 78 and was tied for 34th place overall (81-78-159), four strokes behind freshman teammate Cheyenne Hickle (28th-t, 76-79-155).
On the individual leaderboard, returning champion Carlota Ciganda of Arizona State shot an even par 72 to climb six places into a tie for the lead (71-72-143) with Stephanie Kono of UCLA (70-73-143).
First-day leader Joanne Lee of California followed in third place (67-77-144), and two others were tied for fourth at 145. The daily low – a one-under 71 – was turned in by Margarita Ramos of Arizona (eighth-tie, 76-71-147).
Regularly updated, hole-by-hole results are posted at the www.Golfstat.com website at the http://www.golfstatresults.com/public/index.cfm?tournament_id=1731 URL address, and more Pac-10 tourney history is available at the www.Pac-10.org website.
Looking ahead, the first tee times for Wednesday’s final round start at 8 a.m.
Hildahl is the first Duck scheduled to begin at 8:40 a.m. off the first tee.
Admission to the finale for the 'Conference of Champions' is free.
SECOND ROUND FINAL RESULTS
24th Annual Pac-10 Women's Golf Championships
Par 72, 6203 yards
Eugene Country Club, Eugene, Ore.
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Team Standings – 1, UCLA, 289-298-587. 2, Arizona, 293-297-590. 3, California, 287-305-592. 4, Oregon, 292-307-599. 5, USC, 284-318-602. 6, Washington, 296-314-610. 7, Stanford, 301-316-617. 8, Oregon State, 317-329-646. 9, Washington State, 317-330-647. No Score – Arizona State (283-NS).
Top Individuals – 1t, Carlota Ciganda, Arizona State, 71-72-143. 1t, Stephanie Kono, UCLA, 70-73-143. 3, Joanne lee, California, 67-77-144. 4t, Tiffany Lua, UCLA, 73-72-145. 4t, Juliana Murcia, 68-77-145. 6t, Sherlyn Popelka, Arizona, 73-73-146. 6t, Jennifer Song, USC, 70-76-146. 8t, Kendra Little, Oregon, 72-75-147. 8t, Roseanne Niven, California, 74-73-147. 8t, Margarita Ramos, Arizona, 76-71-147. 8t, Jaclyn Sweeney, Arizona State, 72-75-147.
Oregon Individual Results – 8t, Kendra Little, 72-75-147. 13t, Ashley Edwards, 73-76-149. 13t, Erica Omlid, 71-78-149. 28t, Cheyenne Hickle, 76-79-155. 34t, Kate Hildahl, 81-78-159.
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