Sept. 28, 1998
UCLA Womens Golf Quick Facts Leilani Bagby, So., Santa Monica (76.3) Garance Dilan*, So., Paris, France Alexandra Gasser, Jr., Crans-Montaa, Switzerland (77.0) Amanda Moltke-Leth, Jr., Copenhagen, Denmark (79.0) Laura Moffat, So., West Kilbride, Scotland (78.5) Julie Oh, So., Torrance (80.0) Alicia Um*, So., Newbury Park
*ineligible until Winter, 1999
UCLA finished 10th in annual Dick McGuire Invitational, hosted by the University of New Mexico, Sept. 24-26. The Bruins placed two individuals among the top 20 and used just four players.
The Bruins will participate in the Bama Fall Preview, hosted by the University of Tulsa, Oct. 5-7, at the Tulsa Country Club. Par is 71. Yardage is 6,202. Eighteen teams will compete, including top ranked Duke and eight of the nations top 10 ranked teams.
Alexandra Gasser Returning two-year letterwinner averaged 77.7 in 28 rounds last season. She began this season with a career best finish of tied for 17th at the McGuire Invitational, highlighted by an even par 73 tying her single round collegiate best.Amanda Moltke-Leth Two-time First-Team Conference USA transfer from the University of Memphis, where she won four individual tournaments, including three as a freshman in 1996-97. Averaged 75.4 in 27 rounds last season and entered the 1998-99 campaign ranked 29th with a career scoring average of 75.8. Finished tied for 51st in her first tournament as a Bruin, but shot rounds of 76 and 75 at the McGuire event.
Leilani Bagby Recorded her best finish as a collegian, tying for 14th at the McGuire Invitational. Fired a first round 74 to match her best collegiate round for 18 holes. Currently leads the team with a stroke average of 76.3. Laura Moffat From West Kilbride, Scotland, averaged 78.5 in 17 collegiate rounds as a freshman. Moffats low round of 72 was recorded at the NCAA West Regionals. Her best finish was tied for 18th at the ASU/Ping Invitational. Missed the McGuire Invitational due a family members passing. Julie Oh fired a career best 74 in the first round of the McGuire Invitational.
Alicia Um The only freshman last season to compete in all of the Bruins stroke play tournaments. At the Pac-10s, she has the best stroke average among the returning letterwinners, 77.3 in 25 rounds. Last year she 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). Um will be ineligible for Fall tournaments.
Head Coach Jackie Tobian-Steinmann
The Hall of Fame coach will retire after the 1998-99 season, her 22nd. Guided the Bruins to the 1991 NCAA Championship and 43 career tournament victories. She was selected as the 1996 NCGA Coach of the Year, the 1989 LPGA Coach of the Year, and earned the inaugural Rolex Gladys Palmer Award in 1987. She also has received six regional coach of the year awards. Finally, she has been a pioneer in promoting the collegiate womens game, serving on the California State Amateur Committee, the Rolex Coaches Council and the six-member Rolex Executive Committee for the College Golf Foundation.
UCLA 1998-99 UCLA Womens Golf Individual Results Leilani Garance Alexandra Laura Amanda Julie Alicia Tournament Bagby Dilan Gasser Moffat Moltke-Leth Oh Um McGuire Invite 74 80 76 74 Sept. 24-26 79 73 86 82 UNM (73) 76 T-17 78 T-17 75 T-41 84 T-51
Total Strokes/Rnds 229/3 231/3 237/3 240/3 Stroke Average 76.3 77.0 79.0 80.0
Team Totals Tournament Wins 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Top 10 Finishes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Top 20 Finishes 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 Rounds Under Par 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Rounds Under70 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1998-99 UCLA Womens Golf Team Results UCLA/Score Top UCLA Date Tournament Finish Individual Sept. 24-26 Dick McGuire Invitational (New Mexico) 10th, 937 Bagby, T-14 (229) Oct. 5-7 Bama Fall Preview (Tulsa) Oct. 23-25 Stanford/Pepsi Womens Invitational (Stanford) Nov. 1-3 Princeville Rainbow Wahine Classic (Hawaii) Feb. 8-10 Regional Challenge (Ohio St./SMU) Feb. 21-24 Pioneer Electronics Bruin Classic (UCLA) Mar. 12-14 LSU/Fairwood Invitational (LSU) Apr. 2-4 ASU/Ping Invitational (ASU) Apr. 10-11 Peg Barnard Collegiate (Stanford) Apr. 19-21 Pac-10 Championships (stanford) May 6-8 NCAA West Regional (TBA) May 19-22 NCAA Championships (Tulsa)