Southern California freshman Jennifer Song shot a 1-under 71 on Thursday to take a two-stroke lead in the NCAA Division I Women's Golf Championship and help the Trojans top the team standings.
Song, one of three Southern California players in the top 20, had an even-par 216 total on the Caves Valley course. Purdue's Maria Hernandez (72) and UCLA's Maria Jose Uribe (77) were tied for second at 2-over.
"We are mentally and physically prepared," Song said. "We've been preparing for this event for one year and all of my teammates are really ready and pumped up. We've been having a lot of second places and I think this is our chance to win."
Southern Cal had a 26-over 890 total for a one-stroke lead over top-ranked Arizona State. No. 2 UCLA was three strokes back at 29 over.
There is still a ways to go but I like SC's chances. Keep it going ladies!