Morris, No. 1 USC Tied For Third After PING/ASU Second Round
April 13, 2013
Junior Rachel Morris continued her strong play with a 2-under 70 and is tied for third, as is the No. 1 USC women's golf team after the second round of the PING/ASU Invitational at the Karsten G.C. in Tempe, Ariz.
USC, looking for its fourth straight win, is tied for third at 5-under 571 (283-288), eight back of first-place Duke (563) and three back of second-place Alabama (568).
Morris followed up her career-best 68 with a 2-under 70 and is tied for third at 6-under 138 (68-70), one back of leaders Laetitia Beck of Duke and Alabama's Emma Talley. Morris had two birdies on the front 9 and had 16 pars the rest of the round.
Junior Sophia Popov is tied for 25th at par 144 (72-72). She was 3-over after 9 but rallied with three birdies on the back 9 to get back to par.
Freshman Annie Park (73-72) and sophomore Doris Chen (71-74) are tied for 30th at 1-over 145 while freshman Kyung Kim is tied for 41st at 3-over 147 (72-75). Park had three birdies on the day while Chen had 1 and Kim had 2.
Final-round action Sunday begins at 7:30 a.m.