West Regional Champions Depart for NCAA Championships

May 17, 2004

The second-ranked UCLA women's golf team, the 2004 Pacific-10 Conference and NCAA West Regional champion, travels to the NCAA Championships, May 19-21 at the Auburn National Golf Course.

UCLA won its only national championship in women's golf in 1991, the last year the Bruins won the Pac-10 Championship. Head Coach Carrie (Leary) Forsyth was a member of these teams.

The Bruins won their second regional title in three years by seven shots over conference rival California at the Stanford Golf Course. The victory was the Bruins' fifth straight and sixth of the season. UCLA's 861 (-3) was the lowest score of any of the three regional winners.

In addition, freshman Hannah Jun won her first collegiate title by outlasting Ohio State's Allison Hanna. Jun posted a 54-hole score of 209 (-7) to beat Hanna by two shots.

Junior All-American Charlotte Mayorkas tied for third place at 214 (-2) and sophomore Susie Mathews tied for 11th at 220 (+4).

UCLA's berth into the NCAA Championships is its fourth straight in the five-year Forsyth Era. This season, the No.2 ranked Bruins have won six tournaments, including five straight (four straight 54-hole events). They are averaging 292.1 strokes per round as a team, more than eight shots better than last year's squad, which finished in a tie for fifth place. Eight current members of the 2004 team have earned All-Pac-10 honors at least once during their careers.

"We are ready to play nationals," said Forsyth. "This what you practice for, what you are playing for, and it's nice to be going. We are ready and peaking at the right time."

Junior All-American Charlotte Mayorkas has cemented herself as one of the nation's best collegiate golfers. She has won four individual titles, ranks No.2 nationally and was voted the Pac-10's Player of the Year. She has finished among the Top 20 in every appearance this season and all 31 of her rounds have counted in team scoring.

In addition, the Bruins boast sophomore Susie Mathews, the nation's 10th ranked player and freshman Hannah Jun, ranked 15th nationally after her victory at the regionals. Seniors Krystal Shearer and Gina Umeck complete the Bruins' lineup.

Shearer was ranked 24th nationally last week, and Umeck is the Bruins' most experienced post-season player with 12 career rounds at the NCAA Championships.


EVENT INFORMATION
UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
Friday, Apr 01
vs. Liz Murphey ...
Athens, GA
1st (-2, 286)
Saturday, Apr 02
vs. Liz Murphey ...
Athens, GA
Story
Sunday, Apr 03
vs. Liz Murphey ...
Athens, GA
2nd in Match Play
Friday, Apr 08
vs. PING/ASU ...
Tempe, AZ
Story
Saturday, Apr 09
vs. PING/ASU ...
Tempe, AZ
Story
Sunday, Apr 10
vs. PING/ASU ...
Tempe, AZ
1st (-12, 852)
Monday, Apr 18
vs. Pac-12 Championships
Pleasanton, CA
Story
Tuesday, Apr 19
vs. Pac-12 Championships
Pleasanton, CA
Story
Wednesday, Apr 20
vs. Pac-12 Championships
Pleasanton, CA
2nd (-15, 849)
Thursday, May 05
vs. NCAA Regionals
Bryan, TX
Story
Friday, May 06
vs. NCAA Regionals
Bryan, TX
Story
Saturday, May 07
vs. NCAA Regionals
Bryan, TX
3rd (+1, 865)
Friday, May 20
vs. NCAA Championships
Eugene, OR
Story
Saturday, May 21
vs. NCAA Championships
Eugene, OR
Story
Sunday, May 22
vs. NCAA Championships
Eugene, OR
Story
Monday, May 23
vs. NCAA Championships
Eugene, OR
1st (-8, 1,144)
Tuesday, May 24
vs. Oregon
Eugene, OR
Won 4-0-1
Tuesday, May 24
vs. Washington
Eugene, OR
Lost 3-1-1
BRUINS ON PAC-12 NETWORKS