Popov and Park finish 1-2 after 18 holes.
Trojans looking for fifth conference crown and fifth win this season.
Trojans tie for fifth, their three-event win streak snapped.
Junior is one off lead, Trojans eight back.
Trojans, seeking fourth straight win, are in third after first round.
THIS SEASON: Annie Park, a two-time All-American, returns for her junior season as one of the top collegiate players in the country and looks to build on two of the top seasons in USC history ... Park has also thrown her hat in the 2014 LPGA "Q" School ring and advanced with ease through Stages I and II.
CAREER: Park begins her junior year tied for most wins in school history (five) and is third on USC's career chart in rounds in the 60s (15). She also owns USC's top two season stroke averages of 71.36 (2013) and 71.50 (2014).
2013-2014: Park followed her brilliant freshman year with another superb season as a sophomore, earning 2014 WGCA All-American second team, WGCA All-West Region and All-Pac-12 first team honors and was named a Honda Sports Award finalist for the second year in a row ... Park finished with 10 rounds in the 60s (bettering the school-record of eight entering the year but bested by teammate Kyung Kim's 11) and posted a team-best 71.50 stroke average, second-best in a season at USC behind only her freshman average (71.36). She registered eight top 10 finishes and had a streak of nine top 11s ... Her 21 rounds of par or better (out of 36) were a school-record ... She tied USC's career record for wins (five) with a dominating victory at the Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge to open the spring season at 6-under 207 (67-67-73). She won by seven strokes despite a stretch of five straight bogeys during her final round back 9. Her 207 was USC's best ever at the course (by five strokes) and one off the tournament record (held by former Arizona star Lorena Ochoa) ... She had four other top 3 finishes, including a second-place at the Pac-12 Preview with a 7-under 212 (69-72-71), ties for 2nd at the NCAA West Regional at 1-under 215 (71-71-73) and at the Bruin Wave Invitational at 2-under 214 (77-68-69) and a tie for third at the Stanford Intercollegiate at 5-under 208 (74-70-64). Park's final-round 64 at Stanford tied USC's second-lowest round ever ... Park was one of 10 amateurs invited to play at the 2014 LPGA Kraft Nabisco Championship in April though she did not make the cut after late struggles in her second round ... She and teammate Kyung Kim represented the U.S. in the 2014 Curtis Cup in June and helped the eight-woman American team win 13-7. Park was 3-1 in competition that included match-play in Four-Ball, Foursomes and Singles ... Park also played at the 2014 U.S. and Canadian Amateurs and advanced to the match play of the 2014 Women's Amateur Public Links ...She finished ninth at the World University Golf Championships at 1-under 287 (75-75-68-69) and helped the U.S. finish second, four back of Spain.
2012-2013: Park had as dominant of a debut as possible in collegiate golf as a 2013 freshman, leading top-ranked USC to its third NCAA team title while winning four individual events en route to 2013 WGCA and Pac-12 Player and Freshman of the Year honors as well as the Honda Sports Award ... Park capped her incredible freshman season by winning the 2013 NCAA Women's Golf individual title by six strokes with a 10-under 278 (70-67-70-71). The win was her fourth of the season (tying a USC season record) and followed titles at the NCAA West Regional and the Pac-12 Championships, making her just the second NCAA woman to sweep conference, regional and NCAA titles in the same season ... Park's stroke average of 71.36 broke USC's season record (71.55) and her four wins tied the school record shared by Trojan All-Americans Mikaela Parmlid and Irene Cho ... An early enrollee who joined the Trojans in January, Park posted seven top 8 finishes and six in the top 3 in nine events. She finished the season with five rounds in the 60s and carded no worse than a 73 in her final 15 rounds and no worse than a 71 in any of her 10 postseason rounds ... She made her collegiate debut in the Lady Bulldog Individual Championship, finishing third in the one-round event (with a 72) on the same University of Georgia G.C. in which she went on to win the NCAA title. She registered her first top 10 finish with a tie for eighth at even 144 (71-73) at the Allstate Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate and followed that with her fist collegiate win at the Bruin Wave Invitational at 1-under 215 (68-76-71) ... She finished third at the SDSU Farms Invitational at 3-over 219 (77-71-71), two shots out of first, and then posted her only finish outside the top 20, tying for 27th at the PING/ASU Invitational at 2-over 218 (73-72-73) ... She locked in once the postseason began, first becoming USC's third straight freshman to win the conference crown, taking the Pac-12 title at 7-under 209 (70-70-69), two better than second-place teammate Sophia Popov. She followed that with a tie for first at the NCAA West Regional at 7-under 206 (67-71-68), helping her earn WGCA All-West Region honors ... At the 2013 NCAA Championships, she tied the NCAA record for most under par through three rounds with a 9-under 207 and briefly flirted with the NCAA record through four rounds (12-under) before "settling" for her 10-under 278 ... In her first event after the NCAAs, Park qualified for her second consecutive U.S. Women's Open by tying for first with a pair of 68s at the qualifier played at the Edgewood C.C. in River Vale, N.J. ... She reached the match-play portion of the 2013 U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links Championship by tying for first (with teammate Doris Chen) in the 156-woman stroke play field at 8-under 136 (68-68). She fell in the first round of match play ... Park carded a 36-hole 10-over 154 (79-75) at the U.S. Open, missing the cut ... In August, Park reached the quarterfinals of the 2013 U.S. Women's Amateur before being ousted. She tied for 22nd in stroke play at 3-over 145 (74-71).
HIGH SCHOOL: Park, who attended MacArthur High in Levittown, N.Y., came to USC ranked as the No. 18 junior in the country by AJGA and played as an amateur in the 2012 U.S. Women's Open. Park earned her berth into the Open by finishing first at the U.S. Women's Open sectional qualifier at Trump National in Colts Neck, N.J. She represented the East team in the 2012 Wyndham Cup and became the first girl to win the 2012 Nassau Boys High School Championship (winning by six strokes). She was also runner-up at the 2012 Scott Robertson Memorial.
PERSONAL: Park was born on April 9, 1995 ... Her mother's name is Young Hee Park (aka, Ann).
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