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The Colorado women’s golf team moved up one spot to seventh at the Pac-12 Championship after shooting a 298 in the second round on Saturday.

Southern California, which is ranked 10th by Golfstat, continues to lead the field. The Trojans recorded a 287 in the second round and are now 2-over (570) heading into the last day.

No. 7 Arizona State moved up from third to second with the best round in the field (283) and is just four strokes behind USC (574). No. 26 Stanford dropped from second to third (575) and No. 22 Arizona also slid from third to fourth (576).

The Buffaloes (302-298—600) started on the back nine for the second straight round. They recorded a four-stroke improvement from the first round Friday to the second round Saturday at the 6,269-yard, par 71 Stanford Golf Course with three Buffs carding lower scores on Saturday.

“The team played a good, competitive second nine today,” head coach Anne Kelly said. “We made a lot of pars and need a few more birdies. This is a great golf course, a very good test of golf. Our plan is to go out and give it our all tomorrow.”

Junior Malak Bouraeda was one of CU’s three who recorded a better round on Saturday. After finishing fifth for the team with an 84 in the first round, she carded the best second round for the Buffs with a 71.

Another Buff, freshman Hailey Schalk, also saw a decent improvement from the first to the second round. Schalk recorded an 81 on Friday and came back on Saturday to score a 75.

Sophomore Ellie Gower slipped in the individual standings a bit and is tied for 12th (70-76—146) after having a bit of trouble on the last four holes of the back nine. Gower, who recorded her first sub-par round as a Buff on Friday, shot a 76 on Saturday.

Senior Kirsty Hodgkins is currently tied for 30 (74-78—152).  Junior Alisha Lau cut one stroke off her first round as she finished the day with a 76 and is tied for 32nd (132). She led CU with 14 pars in the round.

UCLA’s Emma Spitz is the individual leader with one round remaining. She recorded a pair of 68s and is 6-under (136). Stanford’s Rachel Heck is one stroke behind (137).

Pac-12 Championship

Team scores — 1. Southern California 283-287 – 570, 2. Arizona State 291-283-574; Stanford 289-286-575, 4. Arizona 291-285-576, 5. UCLA 291-290-581, 6. Oregon 297-295-592, 7. Colorado 302-298-600, 8. Washington 303-300-603, 9. Oregon State 305-303-608, 10. California 296-313-609.

CU individuals — T12 Ellie Gower 70-76-146, T30  Kirsty Hodgkins 74-78-152, T32 Alisha Lau 77-76-153, T38 Malak Bouraeda 84-71-155, T42 Hailey Schalk 81- 75-156.

Top 5 individuals – 1. Emma Spitz, UCLA 68-68-136, 2. Rachel Heck, Stanford 68-69-137, 3. Amanda Linner, Arizona State 67-71-138, T4 YuSang Hou, Arizona 71-68-139,  T4 Amelia Garvey, Southern California 67-72-139