No.2 Bruins Begin Post-season Play at Pac-10 Championships

April 17, 2005

UCLA's defending NCAA champion women's golf team travels to the 19th Annual Pac-10 Women's Golf Championship, hosted by California at Ruby Hill Golf Club in Pleasanton, CA.

Ruby Hill GC will play to a par of 72 over 6,315 yards. The Pac-10 Women's Golf Championship is a 54-hole stroke play tournament, featuring 10 teams of five players each. The low four scores for each team will be counted for each round to determine a team champion. The lowest 54-hole individual score will determine the conference medalist.

UCLA swept the team and individual titles last year. Charlotte Mayorkas, now a senior, won medalist honors with a score of 218 (+2). Hannah Jun, who finished second last year, earned Pac-10 Newcomer of the Year acclaim and Carrie Forsyth was voted the conference's coach of the year.

UCLA has won three conference titles in women's golf (1990-91-04) and finished second five times. The Bruins enter this year's championship as the league's highest ranked team with three consecutive victories to their credit. Overall, the Bruins have won four tournaments this season and have finished second in two others. Last season, the Bruins set a school record by winning seven tournaments, including six straight to end the season. They also won a trifecta of collegiate "majors": conference, regional and national championships.

"We are ready to begin post-season play," said Forsyth, the 2004 NGCA National Coach of the Year. "Our team has been working hard to get to this point, where every shot can be the difference between becoming conference and national champions, or runners-up."

The Pacific-10 Conference has produced 11 NCAA team champions in women's golf -- more than any other conference in the country. Five times, the winner of the Pac-10 Conference Championship has won the national championship. Since 2000, three of the NCAA team champions have come from the Pac-10, including the last two.

In addition, nine players from the Pac-10 have won the NCAA individual title, including Cal's Sarah Huarte in 2004. Other former Pac-10 standouts who have won the NCAA individual title include Annika Sorenstam (1991, Arizona), Jennifer Rosales (1998, USC) and Grace Park (1999, ASU).

"The Pac-10 Championship is the best preparation any team can have before heading to the NCAA Championship," Forsyth continued. "It is another opportunity for us to perform in an intense arena."


EVENT INFORMATION
UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
Monday, Feb 29
vs. Bruin Wave ...
San Luis Obispo, CA
Story
Tuesday, Mar 01
vs. Bruin Wave ...
San Luis Obispo, CA
1st (+4, 868)
Monday, Mar 21
vs. SDSU March Mayhem at ...
Rancho Santa Fe, CA
Story
Tuesday, Mar 22
vs. SDSU March Mayhem at ...
Rancho Santa Fe, CA
Story
Wednesday, Mar 23
vs. SDSU March Mayhem at ...
Rancho Santa Fe, CA
3rd in Match Play
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