April 27, 1998
UCLA Women's Golf Quick Facts
Leilani Bagby, Fr., Santa Monica (77.8)
Betty Chen, Sr., Palos Verdes Estates (79.2)
Alexandra Gasser, So., Crans-Montana, Switzerland (77.6)
Laura Moffat, Fr., West Kilbride, Scotland (79.1)
Julie Oh, Fr., Torrance (79.8)
Alicia Um, Fr., Newbury Park (77.3)
Amandine Vincent, Sr., Neuily, France (74.9)
Team Update: On May 7-9, the Bruins will compete in the NCAA West Regional at Stanford. The top 11 team finishers will advance to the 1998 NCAA Championships, May 20-23 at University Ridge Golf Course in Madison, WI. On Apr. 20-22, the UCLA women's golf team finished fourth in the Pacific-10 Conference tournament with a 54-hole score of 916. Freshman Alicia Um finished in a tie for seventh at 222.
Senior Amandine Vincent has won a pair of tournaments this season. She won the LSU Fairwood Invitational with a four-over par score of 220 and the Dick McGuire Invitational with a four-under par score of 215 (72-73-70; par 73). As a sophomore transfer in 1995, she tied for first in the same invitational, shooting a five-under par score of 214. She finished in a tie for fourth at the Stanford-hosted Peg Barnhard California Collegiate with four over par score of 150 (74-76), her best non-winning performance of the season. At the Regional Challenge, she finished in a tie for 14th. At the Rolex Fall Preview, Vincent finished in a tie for 17th place at 226. At the Golf World event, she finished in a tie for 19th with a score of 229. At the Pioneer Electronics/Bruin Classic, she tied for 18th. She has been the Bruins' top finisher in six of their nine stroke play events and leads the team with a stroke average of 74.9. In the Apr. 7 GolfStat Cup rankings, she ranked 21st with an adjusted stroke average of 75.8. She also ranked second nationally in putts on greens in regulation (1.8) and10th in par 4 scoring (4.2).
Sophomore Alexandra Gasser, the second returnee from last year's NCAA fivesome, is averaging 77.6, second best on the team. She posted her best collegiate finish at the LSU Fairwood Invitational, tying for 18th place with a 230 (75-79-76). At the Stanford event, she finished in a tie for 23rd, her third best finish of the season. She tied for 20th at the McGuire event (77-77-73--227) and tied for 25th (233) at the Pac-10 Championships. At the Regional Challenge she finished in a tie for 35th.
Alicia Um is the only freshman on the roster to have competed in all of the Bruins' stroke play tournaments. She ranks second on the team with a stroke average of 77.3 in 25 rounds. She has posted seven scores of 74 or better with a top finish of tied for seventh at the Pac-10 Championships. She shot a two-under par 70 in the second round and an even par 72 in the final round. She also finished in a tie for 11th at the Stanford event (154) and tied for 16th at the Golf World Invitational (228).
Freshmen Laura Moffat from West Kilbride, Scotland, is averaging 79.1 in 14 collegiate rounds. Moffat's low round of 73 was recorded at the ASU/Ping event where she tied for 18th, her best finish of the season. She tied for 29th in the Stanford tournament.
Freshman Julie Oh is averaging 79.8 in eight rounds. Her best round of 75 was shot at the LSU event where she tied for 31st, her best finish of the season.
Senior Betty Chen is averaging 79.2 in eight rounds, but improved every score at the McGuire Invitational with a low round of 77. She also participated in the Regional Challenge and finished 61st.
Head Coach Jackie Steinmann is finishing her 21st season as the Bruins' coach. She has guided UCLA to 43 tournament titles, 209 top 10 finishes, five conference crowns and a national championship in 1991. She has won six regional Coach of the Year awards and the 1996 National Golf Coaches Assn. Coach of the Year award.