HALF MOON BAY, Calif. - The No. 21 University of Oregon women's golf team featured two players in the top 30 overall Monday and stood ninth in the team standings at the end of first-day action in the Pacific Coast Intercollegiate.
On the par 72, 6,028-yard course, Duck freshman Cassy Isagawa (25th-tie, 78-70-148) and junior Cheyenne Hickle (29th-tie, 72-77-149) ended the first two rounds only one stroke apart.
Isagawa quickly rebounded from a disappointing first round that featured eight bogeys and two birdies, to shoot four birdies and only two bogeys in the second round. That two-under second-round 70 was only two strokes shy of Monday's tourney low round.
Senior Ashley Edwards (39th-tie, 76-74-15), freshman Cali Hipp (49th-tie, 77-74-151) and freshman Raphaela Dye (58th-tie, 72-81-153) rounded out Oregon's entries.
Overall on the individual leaderboard, UCLA's Erynne Lee led the field by five strokes with her four-under score of 136 (68-68). Her teammate Tiffany Lua (71-70-141) and USC's Lisa McCloskey (71-70-141) followed in a tie for second place.
Team-wise, the Ducks shot a 16-over score of 592 Monday with its 297 and 295 opening rounds.
Overall team-wise, No. 1 UCLA owned a 14-stroke advantage on the field (280-283-563), and No. 3 USC followed in second place (290-287-577).
Other teams in the top five included San Jose State (third, 292-292-584), No. 40 Stanford (fourth-tie, 291-294-585) and No. 29 Washington (fourth-tie, 288-297-585).
The 15-team field featured four more top-25 nationally-ranked teams - No. 14 California (sixth, 285-301-586), No. 19 Arizona (19th, 295-294-589), No. 23 UC Davis (eighth, 297-294-591) and No. 16 Oklahoma State (10th, 296-300-596).
Looking ahead, the final round is set to start with a shotgun start Tuesday morning at 8 a.m.
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