April 24, 2002
The UCLA women's golf team captured second place at the Pacific-10 Conference Championships Wednesday at the Walla Walla Country Club. Washington State hosted the tournament.
The Bruins posted a team score in the final round of 299 to bring their 54-hole total to 899. Arizona won its third straight conference title with a three-round total of 891 after posting a final round score of 294. Arizona State and California tied for third at 908. USC and Washington tied for fifth at 909.
The runner-up finish enabled UCLA to add five points in the standings for the Lexus Gauntlet, a competition among all sports in the rivalry with USC. USC leads the competition, 52.5-42.5 with several points remaining to be awarded.
Individually for UCLA, freshman Yvonne Choe tied for fourth place at 219, three-over par, after posting a final round score of 76. Sophomore Gina Umeck tied for ninth place at 226. Umeck's final round, two-under par score of 70 was one of just three rounds under par Wednesday. Senior Alicia Um tied for 12th at 227 after posting an even par score of 72. Sophomore Melissa Martin and freshman Charlotte Mayorkas tied for 22nd and 26th, respectively. Freshman Kristin Thompson, playing as an individual, posted a final round score of 73, and tied for 22nd place at 233.
Arizona State's Jimin Kang won conference medalist honors after carding a final round score of two-under par 70 for a 54-hole total of 216, even par. Arizona's Lorena Ochoa, the nation's top-ranked female collegiate golfer, and USC's Mikaela Parmlid tied for second at 217.