March 4, 2006
The second-ranked UCLA women's golf team travels to Mexico this weekend to play in the Cal Guadalajara Invitational, Mar. 6-8 at the Guadalajara Country Club.
Eleven teams are competing in the event, which boasts one of the strongest fields in the nation. Top-ranked Duke, No.2 UCLA and third-ranked Arizona State are among the teams entered.
In addition, the tournament will feature four of the top five ranked players in the country. Duke's Amanda Blumenherst, Anna Grzebien and Liz Janangelo are ranked first, third and fifth nationally. USC's Irene Cho is ranked fourth. UCLA's Hannah Jun, ranked No.6, is not playing due to injury.
UCLA freshman Tiffany Joh, ranked ninth, is the Bruins' top ranked entrant. She leads the team in scoring average at 72.1 and Top 10 finishes with three.
Freshman Jane Park, the 2004 U.S. Women's Amateur champion, is ranked 11th nationally. She leads the team with five rounds under par and her scoring average of 73.0 ranks second on the team.
Sophomore Amie Cochran is ranked 27th and has a scoring average of 73.8. All 16 of her scores have been counters this season.
Senior Susie Mathews boasts three Top 20 finishes and a 73.9 scoring average with four rounds under par.
The Bruins' fifth player will be freshman Ryann O'Toole (78.3), who tied for 16th at the Mason Rudolph event in September or redshirt sophomore Brianna Loyear (78.4), who tied for 12th at the Fresno State Invitational last week.