Then 72 Leads No. 1 USC At Pac-12 Championships First Round|
April 20, 2015
Sophomore Gabriella Then carded a 1-over 72 to lead the No. 1 USC women's golf team, which finds itself with some ground to make up after the first round of the 2015 Pac-12 Championships at the Boulder (Colo.) C.C. on Monday (April 20).
The Trojans combined for a 9-over 293 to finish the first 18 holes in sixth, nine back of first-place Oregon. Stanford is second at 2-over 286 while UCLA is third at 3-over 287. USC, a four-time winner this season, is after the sixth conference title in program history.
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Then, who has been one of USC's most consistent golfers this spring with four top 10 finishes since February, is tied for 12th after her 1-over opening round, which included two birdies.
Freshman Amy Lee is tied for 21st at 2-over 73. She was 1-over on both of her nines today with three birdies.
Juniors Annie Park and Kyung Kim are tied for 26th at 3-over 74, both 2-over going out and 1-over coming in. Park won the Pac-12 title as a freshman in 2013. Sophomore Karen Chung is tied for 37th at 5-over 76.
Action continues Tuesday and Wednesday.
In addition to competing for the Pac-12 title, Troy has an eye on the SoCal BMW Crosstown Cup competition, the season-long battle between USC and UCLA in all sports. Points for women's golf are awarded to the highest finisher between the rivals at the Pac-12 Championships. Ten points are up for grabs for all sports.