Women's Golf
    McCloskey, Chen Lead USC To Early Allstate Lead
    Senior Lisa McCloskey led USC to a slim first-round lead at the Allstate Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate on Sunday in New Orleans.
    Senior Lisa McCloskey led USC to a slim first-round lead at the Allstate Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate on Sunday in New Orleans.

    Feb. 26, 2012

    Results at Golfstat.com

    Senior Lisa McCloskey fired a 1-under 71 and freshman Doris Chen carded a par 72 to lead the No. 4 USC women's golf team into a first-round lead at the Allstate Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate in New Orleans, La., on Sunday (Feb. 26).

    The Trojans combined for a 5-over 293, one better than second-place Oregon (294) and two better than third-place Duke (295). Colorado and Baylor are tied for fourth at 4-over 297 in the tightly-packed field.

    McCloskey, who had three top 10 finishes in the fall, had four birdies on the day, including two on a 1-under back 9. She is two back of leader Cali Hipp of Oregon. Chen had three on the day and was 1-under on the front 9.

    Sophomore Sophia Popov tied for 14th at 2-over 74 after going 1-over on the front and back 9.

    Senior Inah Park is tied for 35th at 4-over 76 while sophomore Rachel Morris is tied for 61st at 7-over79.

    Action continues Monday and Tuesday.