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, coming off one of the top collegiate seasons in NCAA history as a freshman, will look to repeat her high-end play as a 2014 sophomore ... In the fall of 2013, she finished second at the Pac-12 Preview at 1-under 218 (76-72-70) and tied for third at the Stanford Intercollegiate at 5-under 208 (74-70-64). Her final round was one off of USC's school record and her best as a Trojan. She had four rounds in the 60s in the fall.
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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