April 1, 2004
The second-ranked UCLA women's golf team prepares for the PING/ASU Intercollegiates, Apr. 2-4, hosted by Arizona State at the Karsten Course in Tempe, AZ.
The Karsten Course measures 6,230 yards and plays to a par of 72. Under dry conditions, low scores figure to be the norm for this event. UCLA has set numerous individual and school records on this course.
The Bruins will field a team of two seniors, a junior, a sophomore and a freshman against a tough field that includes defending champion and fifth-ranked California, No.6 New Mexico, No.17 Texas and reigning NCAA champion USC.
"We're excited and prepared to be playing. It's been awhile since we've competed," said Head Coach Carrie Forsyth. "The girls like Karsten. Of our five players, two have won on this golf course."
Junior All-American Charlotte Mayorkas enters this event ranked No.2 nationally, boasting a pair of tournament titles. She also leads the Bruins in scoring average (71.9), Top 10 finishes (6) and rounds under par (7). Mayorkas boasts six consecutive Top 10 finishes and all 21 of her rounds have counted in team scoring. She is the defending champion at this event, winning last season by four shots with a seven-under par total of 209 - a school record for a par 72 golf course.
Senior Krystal Shearer is averaging 73.0 in nine rounds and is ranked seventh nationally this week by GolfStat. In three events, she has three Top 20 finishes and two rounds under 70. She placed second to Mayorkas last month at the Spartan Invitational.
In 21 rounds this season sophomore Susie Mathews has averaged 73.2, third best on the team. She has three Top 10 finishes and four rounds under par. Mathews is ranked eighth nationally.
Freshman Hannah Jun is averaging 72.8 in her last six rounds with a pair of Top 10 finishes. She boasts four rounds under par, including a career, collegiate low score of 67 at the Mason Rudolph event in September.
Senior Gina Umeck's four-year career includes selection to the Pac-10 All-Conference Team three times and 15 career Top 20 finishes. In August of 2000, she won the PING Phoenix Junior Championship on the AJGA circuit at the Karsten Course.