Pac-10 Women's Golf Championship Underway
April 20, 1998
RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, Calif. -- The Washington women's golf team fired a 15-over par team score of 303 in the first round of the Pac-10 Championships on Monday to finish the round in fourth place. No. 3-ranked Arizona leads the tournament after a 2-over 290 in round one, six strokes better than second place Arizona State.
Washington was led by Jennifer Stapleton who carded a season-best 74 on the 6,120 yard Tijeras Creek Golf Course. Stapleton carded 37 on each side of the par 72 course in Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif. Freshman Elisha Au finished the round tied for 13th with a 75. Andrea Cordova finished in a tie for 17th with 76 and Paola Bellotti rounded out the Washington scoring in 26th with a 78. It was the first time this season all Washington's players carded scores in the 70s in one round. Arizona's Jenna Daniels carded a 3-under par 69 to take the early three-stroke lead individually.
The second and third rounds of the Pac-10 Championship will be played Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively.
Team Standings: 1. Arizona 290; 2. Arizona State 296; 3. USC 302; 4. WASHINGTON 303; 5. Oregon 309; 6. UCLA 311; T7. Washington State 313, Stanford 313; 9. Oregon State 316; 10. California 317.
Individual Standings: 1. Jenna Daniels (ARIZ) 69; T2. Hilary Homeyer (STAN) 72, Jeanee Marie Busuttil (ASU) 72; 4. Jill Gomric (ARIZ); T5. eight tied at 74.
Washington Finishers: T5. Jennifer Stapleton 74; T13. Elisha Au 75; T17. Andrea Cordova 76; T26. Paola Bellotti 78; T35. Julia Smith 79.