Rosales Shoots a 66 at NCAA Women's Golf Championships
May 21, 1998
LOS ANGELES, Calif. - USC freshman Jennifer Rosales shot a 6-under-par 66 in today's second round of the NCAA Division I Women's Golf Championships at the University Ridge Golf Course in Madison, Wis., putting her in second-place at the midway point of the 72-hole tournament. Rosales, who shot a 68 in yesterday's first round, has a 36-hole total of 10-under-par 134 and is currently four strokes behind Grace Park of Arizona State (130), who shot a 65 in each of the first two rounds. Rosales' 66 establishes a new all-time USC record for lowest single round (previously held by Terri Thompson, who shot a 67 at the 1988 Desert Classic).
The No. 9-ranked USC team is currently in sixth-place at 590. Arizona State leads the tournament at 565, followed by Arizona (578) and Florida (581).
Rosales, the 1996 Junior World Champion, has made a dramatic impact on the Women of Troy squad since enrolling at USC in January. After five spring tournaments, she went into the NCAA Championships with the team's lowest stroke average and was USC's top finisher at the recent Pacific-10 Conference Championships (222, seventh). A native of Manila in the Philippines, Rosales is currently ranked at No. 50 in the MasterCard Collegiate Rankings.