Bruins Begin the 2004-05 Season Ranked No.1

Sept. 1, 2004

UCLA's defending NCAA champion women's golf team begins the 2004-05 season ranked No.1 by both GolfWeek and GolfWorld magazines. The top billing marks the first time the Bruins have started a season as the consensus No. 1 team. "We are very excited about the upcoming season," said UCLA Head Coach Carrie Forsyth, who earned NGCA Coach of the Year honors in May. "Many things can happen during a season, so we are looking to stay healthy, motivated, and focused on our long-term goals. I am excited for our players, and looking forward to seeing what we can accomplish this season as individuals and as a team." The Bruins boast three pre-season First-Team All-Americans. Senior Charlotte Mayorkas, junior Susie Mathews and sophomore Hannah Jun each earned the honor from GolfWeek. Mayorkas returns as the country's No.2 ranked female collegian after earning First-Team NGCA All-America honors the last two years. She led the Bruins with a 71.6 stroke average last season, four tournament victories and 35 consecutive counters. She also won the 2004 Pac-10 title and finished fourth individually at the NCAA's. Mathews earned First-Team NGCA All-America honors and Academic All-America acclaim last season. She finished third individually at the NCAAs and ranked sixth nationally. She recorded four Top 10 finishes and a 73.3 stroke average. Jun earned 2nd Team All-America honors as a freshman last season and won the 2004 NCAA West Regional title. Voted 2004 Pac-10 Freshman of the Year, she finished as the runner-up to Mayorkas in the conference championship. Senior Melissa Martin red-shirted last season after tying for 16th place at the 2003 Pac-10 Championships. A veteran of 87 tournaments, Martin has a career stroke average of 76.7 with three Top 10 finishes and eight Top 20 finishes. The Bruins welcome back second-year freshman Brianna Loyear, and true freshmen Amie Cochran and Vanessa Brockett will report on Sept. 7. Cochran enters UCLA as the 2004 U.S. Women's Amateur medalist and a 2003 First-Team AJGA All-American. Brockett is a three-time L.A. City Women's Amateur champion from Campbell Hall in Studio City. Loyear is a four-time MVP and all-conference selection from Fresno's Bullard High.


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
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