Women's Golf
    No. 1 USC Takes Early Lead At SDSU Farms Invitational

    Freshman Kyung Kim led USC to a four-stroke first-round lead on Sunday.

    March 31, 2013


    Freshman Kyung Kim carded an even 72 and led the No. 1 USC women's golf team to first place after 18 holes of the SDSU Farms Invitational at the Farms G.C. in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., on Sunday (March 31).

    USC combined for a 10-over 298 for a four-stroke first-round lead. UNLV (302) was second while Texas and Pepperdine tied for third (303). Troy is after its third straight win and the fourth in the past five events.

    Kim tied for second after she combined a 2-under front 9 and a 2-over back 9. She is two off the lead.

    Junior Sophia Popov joined Kim in the top 10 with a tie for eighth at 2-over 74 while sophomore Doris Chen is tied for 13th at 3-over 75. Popov was 3-over after three holes but finished the final 15 at 1-under. Chen had three birdies in her round.

    Freshman Annie Park and junior Rachel Morris are tied for 25th at 5-over 77. Park was 1-under through 15 before a couple stumbles late.

    Action continues Monday and Tuesday. USC tees off at 9:30 a.m. Monday.