Women's Golf In Action at Challenging UCF Challenge

March 9, 2009


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Undaunted by one of the nation's best fields outside of the NCAA Championship in just her second collegiate event, freshman Elisa Aoki (Bradenton, Fla.) stands at just one-over-par through two rounds to lead the UCF women's golf team at the UCF Challenge at the par-72 RedTail Golf Club in Sorrento, Fla.

Play at RedTail will conclude on Tuesday with the third and final round. Play begins at 8:30 a.m. with UCF's tee times starting at 10:09 a.m. at the 10th hole.

The field includes 13 of the nation's Top 20 teams and 29 of its Top 50 individuals. The top two teams in the nation are also dueling atop the UCF Challenge leader board. Top-ranked Arizona State is the leader with a 568 (-8) while first round leader No. 2 UCLA is a stroke behind at 569 (-7). Rounding out the top five are No. 6 Oklahoma State with a 575 (-1), No. 3 USC at 577 (+1) and No. 8 Auburn 584 (+8). UCF stands in 18th with a 608 (+32). The Knights shot a 300 on Monday to tie Florida State for the 16th best round in the elite field.

Aoki's 74 on Monday, coupled with her 71 on Sunday, place her in a tie for 26th position with a 145 (+1). No UCF golfer has ever finished better than 31st in this prestigious event, a mark achieved last spring by Stephanie Connelly (Pasadena, Md.). The UCF Challenge is paced for the second consecutive day by Florida's Jessica Yadloczky with a 136 (-8), two strokes better than Tennessee's Nicole Smith's 138 (-6).

Aoki has a five-stroke lead on her teammates for the second straight day as Connelly also carded at 74 on Monday and stands at 150 (+8) through two rounds. Katie Detlefsen (Eagan, Minn.) has a 156 (+12) to rank third for the Knights while Mayule Tomimbang (Kissimmee, Fla.) has a 157 (+13) and Victoria Tomko (Lontzen, Belgium) owns a score of 158 (+14). Competing as an individual, UCF's Jessy Tang (Miami, Fla.) has shot a 160 (+16) thus far.

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1. Arizona State 284-284=568 (-8)
2. UCLA 282-287=569 (-7)
3. Oklahoma State 286-289=575 (-1)
4. USC 291-286=577 (+1)
5. Auburn 290-294=584 (+8)
18. UCF 308-300=608 (+32)

T26. Elisa Aoki 71-74=145 (+1)
T55. Stephanie Connelly 76-74=150 (+6)
T80. Katie Detlefsen 80-76=156 (+12)
T83. Mayule Tomimbang 81-76=157 (+13)
87. Victoria Tomko 81-77=158 (+14)
IND. Jessy Tang 76-84=160 (+16)

1. Jessica Yadloczky, Florida 66-70=136 (-8)
2. Nicole Smith, Tennessee 68-70=138 (-6)
T3. Jenny Lee, Duke 71-8=139 (-5)
T3. Belen Mozo, USC 74-65=139 (-5)
T5. Taylore Karle, Pepperdine 71-69=140 (-4)
T5. Maria Jose Uribe, UCLA 70-70=140 (-4)
T5. Glory Yang, UCLA 68-72=140 (-4)