No. 16 Women's Golf Tied For Second After First Day At Pac 10/SEC Challenge
Nov. 5, 2010
PALO ALTO, Calif. - Auburn's Cydney Clanton carded a 3-under-par 68 in the first round of the Pac 10/SEC Challenge on Friday, placing herself in third while helping the 16th-ranked Tigers to a tie for second after 18 holes of play. As a team, Auburn finished the day with a 2-over 286, one stroke behind first-place UCLA.
Hosted by Stanford, the inaugural Pac 10/SEC Challenge is a 54-hole tournament being played at the par-71, 6,103-yard Stanford Golf Course. The three-day tournament features seven teams ranked in the GolfWorld top-10 and 14 ranked in the top-25.
The field is made up of the 21 combined members of the Southeastern and Pacific 10 Conferences. In all, 108 individuals are competing this weekend.
Two Tigers finished the day at even-par or better, led by Clanton with her 3-under 68. She made the turn at 1-under, but carded three birdies and a bogey to move up the leaderboard. Right behind her is junior Patricia Sanz who is tied for ninth at even-par 71.
"We had a pretty good day today, especially on such a tough golf course," said Auburn head coach Kim Evans. "Cydney and Patricia both had good rounds and Carlie showed some really nice things.
"We have a long way to go yet, but we are moving in the right direction."
Yadloczky finished third on the team with a 2-over 73, ranking in a tie for 29th. She was 3-under-par through 12 holes, but struggled to finish out her day, posting five bogeys for a 73. Coming in one stroke behind her was freshman Marta Sanz, placing in a tie for 39th with a 3-over 74.
Junior Haley Wilson rounded out the Auburn lineup, finishing the day in a tie for 70th with a 6-over-par 77.
UCLA holds the lead after the first round, carding a 1-over-par 285. Arizona and Auburn are in second at 2-over 286, followed by Washington in fourth with a 3-over 287. Arkansas rounds out the top five with a 4-over 288.
Individually, California's Joanne Lee is in first with a 6-under 65, followed by Vanderbilt's Marina Alex (66) and Clanton (68). Southern California's Lisa McCloskey, Georgia's Marta Silva and UCLA's Glory Yang are all tied for fourth at 2-under 69. In all, there are 21 players at even-par or better following the first round.
Action in the tournament is set to continue at 9:45 a.m. CT, Saturday off the Nos. 1 and 10 tees. Auburn's tee times will begin at 11:24 a.m. off the No. 1 tee, playing alongside UCLA and Arizona.
Fans can follow all the action with live stats at www.GolfStat.com.
PALO ALTO, Calif. -- First-round results from the Pac 10/SEC Challenge hosted by Stanford at the Stanford Golf Course. Par: 71. Yardage: 6,103.
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