UCLA Wins Third Straight Pac-10 Title

April 26, 2006

The second-ranked UCLA women's golf team won its third straight Pacific-10 title Wednesday, defeating Arizona State by one stroke at the Oro Valley Country Club near Tucson.

The Bruins, who began the day with an eight-stroke lead, posted a 13-over par score of 301 in the final round for a 54-hole total of 879 (+15). The third-ranked Sun Devils compiled a team score of 294 (+6) for a three-round score of 880 (+16). USC was third at 891 (+27), followed by California at 896 (+32). Host Arizona placed fifth at 907 (+43), Washington was sixth at 910 (+46). Stanford was seventh at 912 (+48), Oregon State eighth at 920 (56), Washington State ninth at 928 (+64) and Oregon 10th at 945 (+81).

Under Coach Carrie Forsyth the Bruins have won three straight conference titles for the first time in the program's history. They tied Arizona (2000-02) as one of three Pac-10 teams to win at least three straight league titles. Arizona State (1993-96) is the only conference team to win four league titles in a row.

The 2006 conference championship represents the Bruins' fifth in the 20-year history of the tournament. Both Arizona and ASU have won six.

"... I want to congratulate my team," said Forsyth. "We lost one of our top players (Hannah Jun) before the season in an accident, and she couldn't participate with us this season. I want to dedicate this championship to Hannah. I want to thank this team for putting all their heart in to this season. I am so proud of them."

Three UCLA players finished among the Top 10 individuals. Freshman Tiffany Joh tied for third place at even par 216 after posting a 73 (+1) on Wednesday. Sophomore Amie Cochran and freshman Jane Park tied for sixth at 220 (+4). Cochran, the second round leader, posted a 79 (+7) in the final round. Park had a 73 (+1). Senior Susie Mathews carded a 78 (+6) in the last round and tied for 19th at 227 (+11). Freshman Ryann O'Toole tied for 28th at 229 (+13) after signing for a 77 (+5).

"It was a rough day for me, honestly, said Joh. "The wind was blowing on the last few holes, the greens firmed up and the pins were tough. I just had to grind out there."

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EVENT INFORMATION
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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