Bruins Prepare for PING/ASU Invitational

March 30, 2006

The second-ranked UCLA women's golf team prepares for the 41st Annual PING/ASU Invitational, Mar. 31-Apr. 2 at the Karsten Golf Course in Tempe, AZ.

UCLA is the top-ranked team in the 16-team field, which includes No. 3 Arizona State, No. 5 Pepperdine, No. 6 USC and No. 10 UNLV. Nine teams in the field are ranked in GolfWeek's Top 25 this week.

"We're looking forward to starting our championship segment (at the ASU Invitational)," said Head Coach Carrie Forsyth. "We've been very successful here in the past and want to follow up our win in Mexico with another here."

Three weeks ago in Guadalajara, Mexico, UCLA won the Lorena Ochoa Invitational by six shots, defeating top-ranked Duke, USC and Arizona State.

The Bruins won the ASU/PING event outright in 2004 and tied for first last season with host Arizona State. They have finished no worse than fourth for four straight years and set a single round team record in 2004 with a score of 282 (-6). (The record has since been broken.)

Two freshmen are the Bruins' top-ranked players heading into this weekend's tournament. Tiffany Joh, ranked sixth nationally this week by GolfWeek, boasts a team-leading 72.0 scoring average with five Top 20 finishes in five appearances. Jane Park is ranked eighth with a 72.6 average and a team-leading six rounds under par.

Sophomore Amie Cochran is ranked 19th nationally with a scoring average of 73.4 and senior Susie Mathews, a two-time All-American, is ranked 46th with a 73.9 stroke average.


EVENT INFORMATION
UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
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