May 8, 1997

    Stanford Leads by Two Strokes after Round One of NCAA West Region

    TUCSON, Ariz. - The Stanford Cardinal fired a first round total of 1-under-par 287 and leads second place Washington by two strokes after the first round of the NCAA Women's Golf West Regional Championships, which was held today in sunny and hot conditions at the Randolph Park North Golf Course (Par 72, 6,012 yards).

    The Cardinal recorded the only sub-par team total of the day, as the Huskies fired a second-place score of 1-over-par 289. Arizona State sits in third place at 2-over-par 290 and New Mexico State is in fourth at 5-over-par 294. San Jose State rounds out the top-five at 6-over-par 294, while defending NCAA champion and host Arizona is tied with Tulsa for sixth place at 7-over-par 295.

    Individually, San Jose State's Janice Moody and Washington's Dodie Mazzuca are tied for first after firing 3-under-par 69s. Pac-10 champion Mhairi McKay is in third with a 2-under-par 70, followed by a trio of golfers that are tied for fourth. Included in that grouping is ASU's Je'ne-Marie Busuttil, New Mexico's Megan Benn and Tulsa's Filippa Helmersson, all of which fired a 1-under-par 71.

    Defending NCAA Champion and No. 1 ranked Marisa Baena (Arizona) is among a group of eleven players that are tied for seventh with scores of even-par 72 -- three shots off the pace established by Moody and Mazzuca.

    The second round of the three-round tourney takes place tomorrow, May 9, with 18 holes of play. Tee times begin at 7:30 a.m. with players teeing off from the No. 1 and No. 10 tees.

    First Round 18-Hole Scores
    Place       School            Scores
    1           Stanford          287           -1
    2           Washington        289           +1
    3           Arizona State     290           +2
    4           New Mexico State  293           +5
    5           San Jose State    294           +6
    6t          Arizona           295           +7
    6t          Tulsa             295           +7
    8           UCLA              296           +8
    9t          Oregon            298          +10
    9t          Texas A&M         298          +10
    12t         USC               301          +13
    16t         Oklahoma State    303          +15
    16t         Texas Tech        303          +15
    First Round Individual Leaders
    Place  Name                    School         Scores
    1t     Janice Moodie           SJSU           34-35     69    -3
    1t     Dodie Mazzuca           Washington     33-36     69    -3
    3      Mahairi McKay           Stanford       35-35     70    -2
    4t     Je'ne-Marie Busuttil    Arizona State  37-34     71    -1
    4t     Megan Benn              New Mexico     35-36     71    -1
    4t     Filippa Helmersson      Tulsa          36-35     71    -1  
    7t     Marisa Baena            Arizona        35-37     72     E
    7t     Brooke Lowrance         Texas Tech     37-35     72     E
    30t    Eva-Lotta Stromlid      Oklahoma State 37-37     74    +2
    42t    Ida Danielsson          USC            36-39     75    +3