No. 3 USC, Then Race To First Round Lead At Darius Rucker Intercollegiate

    March 6, 2015


    Sophomores Gabriella Then (69) and Karen Chung (70) raced to first and a tie for second, respectively, and led the No. 3 USC women's golf team to a six-stroke lead after the first round of the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate at the Long Cove Club in Hilton Head, S.C., on Friday (March 6).

    USC finished the first round at 1-over 285 with LSU second at 7-over 291. Arkansas and Duke were tied for third at 9-over 293. The Trojans are seeking their third win this season.

    Then, coming off a career-best tie for first in her previous outing, turned in her third sub-70 in the last five rounds thanks to three birdies against just one bogey. Chung was not far back, posting three birdies as well to go with two bogeys as she goes for her first top 10 this season.

    Junior Kyung Kim is tied for 10th at 1-over 72 with three birdies and four bogeys while junior Annie Park is tied for 22nd at 3-over 74. Freshman Amy Lee, in her first tough day in seven rounds since joining the team in January, is tied for 81st at 11-over 82.

    The event continues Saturday and Sunday. The Trojans tee off beginning at 10:10 a.m. (ET) Saturday, paired with LSU and Arkansas.