Women's Golf Team Preview

Sept. 11, 2003

The UCLA women's golf team travels to the Fall Preview at Auburn National Golf Course, Sept 12-14, as the nation's second-ranked team, featuring a talent-roster of six returning all-conference players.

In the GolfWeek preseason rankings, the Bruins were rated No.2 behind Duke.

Head Coach Carrie Forsyth welcomes the return of junior First-Team All-American Charlotte Mayorkas, who led the Bruins last year in scoring average and won her first collegiate tournament. Mayorkas also advanced to the third round of match play at the U.S. Women's Amateur this summer. Also returning are senior All-Pac-10 selections Hana Kim and Gina Umeck, and sophomore Susie Mathews.

"I believe that this team has what it takes to be national champions," said Forsyth, who begins her fifth season. "Our team is motivated, hard-working, and focused on the goal of being the No.1 team in the nation."

UCLA's five seniors represent more than 300 rounds of collegiate golf experience. Overall, the Bruins return 441 collegiate rounds, making competition for travel spots fierce.

"We have outstanding depth," said Forsyth, "and it will be a battle every week to make the lineup."

The Bruins also boast the return of 2002 Pac-10 Newcomer of the Year in junior Yvonne Choe, who tied for fourth place at the conference championships as a freshman. Senior Bridget Dwyer this summer won the Women's Trans-National stroke play competition, and participated in her third U.S. Women's Amateur. Senior Krystal Shearer placed third in the Lakewood City Women's Championship this summer and tied for third at the Long Beach City Women's Championship. The other returnee is three-year letterwinner Saki Uechi, a 2001 All-Pac-10 selection.

UCLA's top newcomer this season is 2003 Junior World champion Hannah Jun, a quarterfinalist at this summer's U.S. Women's Amateur Publinks Championships. Jun also won the CIF individual title three times and led Torrey Pines High to three team titles.

In the GolfWorld preseason rankings, the Bruins were rated third nationally behind Duke and Florida.

Excluding the NCAA Championships, the annual Fall Preview features the toughest field in college golf. This year, 16 of the Top 20 ranked teams in GolfWeek's preseason poll will compete at the site of the 2004 NCAA Women's Championship.

The Auburn National Golf Course will play to a par of 72 over 6,142 yards.


EVENT INFORMATION
UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
Sunday, Feb 07
vs. Northrop Grumman ...
Palos Verdes Estates, CA
Story
Monday, Feb 08
vs. Northrop Grumman ...
Palos Verdes Estates, CA
Story
Tuesday, Feb 09
vs. Northrop Grumman ...
Palos Verdes Estates, CA
T-5th (+26, 878)
Sunday, Feb 21 - All Day PST
vs. Allstate Sugar Bowl ...
New Orleans, LA
Monday, Feb 22 - All Day PST
vs. Allstate Sugar Bowl ...
New Orleans, LA
Tuesday, Feb 23 - All Day PST
vs. Allstate Sugar Bowl ...
New Orleans, LA
Monday, Feb 29 - All Day PST
vs. Bruin Wave ...
San Luis Obispo, CA
Tuesday, Mar 01 - All Day PST
vs. Bruin Wave ...
San Luis Obispo, CA
Monday, Mar 21 - All Day PST
vs. SDSU Farms ...
Rancho Santa Fe, CA
Tuesday, Mar 22 - All Day PST
vs. SDSU Farms ...
Rancho Santa Fe, CA
Wednesday, Mar 23 - All Day PST
vs. SDSU Farms ...
Rancho Santa Fe, CA
Friday, Apr 01 - All Day PST
vs. Liz Murphey ...
Athens, GA
Saturday, Apr 02 - All Day PST
vs. Liz Murphey ...
Athens, GA
Sunday, Apr 03 - All Day PST
vs. Liz Murphey ...
Athens, GA
Friday, Apr 08 - All Day PST
vs. PING/ASU ...
Tempe, AZ
Saturday, Apr 09 - All Day PST
vs. PING/ASU ...
Tempe, AZ
Sunday, Apr 10 - All Day PST
vs. PING/ASU ...
Tempe, AZ
Monday, Apr 18 - All Day PST
vs. Pac-12 Championships
Pleasanton, CA
Tuesday, Apr 19 - All Day PST
vs. Pac-12 Championships
Pleasanton, CA
Wednesday, Apr 20 - All Day PST
vs. Pac-12 Championships
Pleasanton, CA
Thursday, May 05 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Regionals
TBA
Friday, May 06 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Regionals
TBA
Saturday, May 07 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Regionals
TBA
BRUINS ON PAC-12 NETWORKS