USC looking to improve on eighth-place finish in season-opener.
THIS SEASON Cyna Rodriguez was set to continue her role as a big contributor as a 2012 junior, but was ruled academically ineligible.
2010-2011 Rodriguez earned Golfweek.com All-American honorable mention notice and Pac-10 honorable mention honors for the second year in a row as a 2011 sophomore and was ranked among the top 40 players in the country. She posted four top 20 finishes and had nine top 31 efforts in a team-high 11 outings...Rodriguez posted a career-best tie for sixth at the Pac-10 Championships at 1-over 217 (69-72-76) ... She tied for 16th at both the Edean Ihlanfeldt at 5-over 221 (76-73-72) and at the Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge at 11-over 224 (74-74-76) and tied for 19th at the PING/ASU Invitational at 5-over 221 (74-69-78). She tied for 30th at 4-over 220 (72-70-78) at the Fall Preview, tied for 26th at the Mason Rudolph Championship at par 216 (72-72-72) and tied for 24th at the Pac-10/SEC Challenge at 9-over 222 (76-73-73). At the NCAA West Regional, she tied for 25th at 10-over 226 (79-73-74) ... In the off-season, Rodriguez
reached the quarterfinals of both the PNGA Women's Amateur and Mid-Amateur Championship and the Women's North and South Amateur Championship. In the latter event, it took 23 holes to oust her. Rodriguez also made it through the 156-person stroke play field at the U.S. Women's Amateur and into the 64-player match play before falling in the first round.
2009-2010 Rodriguez provided a solid lift for the Trojans as a 2010 freshman, earning a spot in the starting lineup and being rewarded with a 2010 All-Pac-10 honorable mention honor ... She had eight top 40 finishes, including a season-best tie for 10th at the Pac-10 Championships, where she was 5-over 221 (73-80-68), registering a career-best in the final round. She followed it up with a tie for 16th at the NCAA Central Region and a tie for 33rd at the NCAA Championships ... She tied for 15th at the Bruin Wave Invitational where she finished at 3-over 219 (73-75-71). She tied for 24th at the Turtle Bay Collegiate and tied for 37th at the PING/ASU Invitational.
HIGH SCHOOL Rodriguez prepped at The Pendleton School in Bradenton, Fla., after moving to the U.S. in 2007 from Manila, The Philippines ... Rodriguez was the 2010 Philippine Women's Amateur champion, clinching her title with a closing round of 67 ... She was the 2008 champion of both the Pacific Northwest Championship in Washington and the Karabrunai Amateur Open in Sabah, Malaysia. She also placed third in the Philippine Women's Amateur Open and competed in both the 2007 and 2008 U.S. Girl's Junior Amateur and the 2008 US Women's Amateur ... She also posted several top 5 finishes on the Future Collegians World Tour.