Tarzana, California – Senior Lori Beth Adams celebrated her 22nd birthday on Monday by posting a one-over-par 145 to lead UNCW in the first two rounds of the Bruin Wave Invitational at the El Caballero Country Club.

Playing under partly-cloudy skies and temperatures that reached the low 70’s, Adams finds herself in a three-way tie for ninth place after the opening 36 holes with 73-72=145 scorecard.  

Southern California’s Doris Chen carded a five-under-par 67 in the second round to build a one-shot lead over the field with a five-under-par total of 139 (72-67) total. Three players – USC’s Kyung Kim (70-70=140), Oklahoma State’s Julie Yang (69-71=140) and UCLA’s Alison Lee (70-70=140) are one stroke back of Chen in a tie for second.

UNCW sits in 14th place with a 36-hole total of 634 (317-317), two shots ahead of 15th-place CSU-Northridge (322-314=636) and six shots ahead of 16th-place BYU (617-623=640).

For the Seahawks, senior Meghan Burnham (81-82=163) and sophomores Annette Lyche (79-84=163) and Meghan Theiss (84-79=163) are all part of a seven-way tie for 70th while junior Mallory Warrick (85-87=172) is in 86th.

No. 1 Southern California holds the team lead after 36 holes with a three-under-par total of 573 (296-277). Co-host No. 2 UCLA (292-286=578) is five shots back of the Trojans in second while No. 17 Pepperdine is in third (291-290=581) and No. 12 Oklahoma State (294-297=591) sits in fourth.

The final round of the Bruin Wave Invitational is scheduled to begin Tuesday with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. PST.

Team Results: Southern California (296-277=573/1st) … UCLA (292-286=578/2nd) … Pepperdine (291-290=581/3rd) … Oklahoma State (294-297=591/4th) … Arizona (299-295=594/5th) … Washington (299-301=600/6th) … California (301-303=604/7th) … Oregon State (301-309=610/T-8th) … Colorado (297-313=610/T-8th) … Long Beach State (308-311=619/10th) … UNLV (308-312=620/T-11) … Washington State (308-314=620/T-11th) … San Diego State (314-308=622/13th) … UNCW (317-317=634/14th) … CSU-Northridge (322-314=636/15th) … BYU (317-323=640/16th) … New Mexico State (322-320=642/17th)

UNCW Results: Lori Beth Adams (73-72=143/T-9th) … Annette Lyche (79-84=163/T-70th) … Meghan Theiss (84-79=163/T-70th) … Megan Burnham (81-82=163/T-70th) … Mallory Warrick (85-87=172/86th).