April 23, 2002
WALLA WALLA, Wash. - No. 17 California shot a 308 in round two of the Pac-10 Championship and dropped from third to fifth in the 54-hole tournament at Walla Walla Country Club. Lucky for the Golden Bears, almost every team's scores were higher Tuesday than in the opening round. The Bears combined score is 607, which is only 10 strokes behind first-place Arizona (597) and only two out of third.
The No. 8 Wildcats shot a 304 in the second round and have a three-stroke lead over No. 20 UCLA (600), which fired Tuesday's best round (299). No. 13 USC is in third at 605, followed by No. 9 Arizona State (606).
UCLA's Yvonne Choe remained atop the leader board at one-under 143 after carding a 72 in the second round. Arizona's Lorena Ochoa, the nation's No. 1 golfer, is tied with USC's Mikaela Parmlid for second at 145.
Sophomore Sarah Huarte continued to lead Cal in its bid to outdo the 2000 season's program-best conference finish of fourth. Huarte is tied for seventh at 149 after posting a round of 76 today. Cal junior Ria Quiazon is tied for 10th at 151 after leading the team with a second round of 75.
The conference tournament concludes tomorrow with 18 holes beginning at 8 a.m.
Women's Golf PAC-10 CHAMPIONSHIPS After 36 of 54 Holes Walla Walla Country Club - par 72, 6199 yardsTeam Scores (10 teams):
1. Arizona 597, 2. UCLA 600, 3. USC 605, 4. Arizona State 606, 5. California 607 (299-308) , 6. Stanford 609, 7. Washington 612, 8. Washington State 634, 9. Oregon 648, 10. Oregon State 649.
Top Five Individuals:
1t. Yvonne Choe (UCLA) 141, 2t. Lorena Ochoa (Arizona) 145, 2t. Mikaela Parmlid (USC) 145, 4t. Jimin Kang (ASU) 146, 4t. Laura Myerscough (Arizona) 145.
* competing as an individual