No. 1 golf comes up against first obstacle

All-American Stephanie Kono's injury creates opportunity for teammates to step up

A season that seemed to have so much promise for the UCLA women’s golf team has already hit its first bump in the road.

The top-ranked Bruins will be without their star sophomore Stephanie Kono as they open their 2010 spring season today to compete in the Northrup Grumman Regional Challenge at the Palos Verdes Golf Club.

Kono has been red-hot as of late, posting four-under through 11 rounds this fall, but a recent injury will cause her to cool down and take some time off to heal.

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