The top-ranked Arizona State women’s golf team is in third place after the second round of the 2007 NCAA West Regional in St. George, Utah.
ASU, the top seed in the regional, shot a 12-over 296 in the second round for a two-round total of 22-over 590 at the par-71, 6,234-yard Estrada at Snow Canyon Country Club.
Oklahoma State moved into first place after shooting a two-round total of 13-over 581 (291-290).
Freshman Juliana Murcia leads ASU and is tied for third place. Murcia, one of four golfers to shoot even par or better, shot even par in the second round for a 2-over 144 (73-71).
Freshman Anna Nordqvist is tied for ninth after a two rounds at 4-over 146 (72-74).
Sophomore All-American Azahara Muñoz is at 7-over 149 (75-74) and tied for 23rd. Sophomore All-American Jennifer Osborn is at 9-over 151 (74-77) and is tied for 32nd.
Oklahoma State’s Pernilla Lindberg is leading the medalist race at 6-under 136 (68-68).
No. 9 ASU lost 4-3 to UCLA Friday night at Farrington Stadium in Tempe.
ASU dropped to 48-15 overall, 12-8 in Pac-10 play. No. 13 UCLA improved to 36-15 and 12-8.
ASU’s Kaitlin Cochran collected her 87th hit of the season, a single-season school record.
The Bruins grabbed the lead in the first after a single by Krista Colburn followed by an ASU error that kept the inning alive and put two runners on for Megan Langenfeld, who doubled to give UCLA a 2-0 lead.
Mindy Cowles hit a two-run triple, tying the score. Cochran crushed her 17th home run of the season to give the Sun Devils a 3-2 lead.
The homer set the school hits record, breaking Ann Rowan’s mark of 86 in 1990.
Colburn hit a 2-run homer for UCLA’s final margin of victory.
The Phoenix Flame improved to 5-4 in International Basketball League play with a 140-138 victory over the Portland Chinooks (8-3) at Veterans Memorial Coliseum.
Eight Flame players scored in double figures, led by 26 points from Jamal Livingston. James Singleton added 22 and Omar Waller and Monte Jones each contributed 18 points. David Lucas had 31 for Portland.