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By: UCLA Athletics

May 16, 2005

UCLA's defending national champion women's golf team tees it up in Sunriver, OR for the 24th NCAA Women's Golf Championship, hosted by Oregon State at the Sunriver Resort, May 17-20.

The Meadows Golf Course, designed by John Fought, measures 6,312 yards and carries a par of 71. Earlier this year the Bruins placed seventh on the Meadows Course at the Fall Preview with a score of 876 (+24).

UCLA will be making its 20th appearance at the NCAA Championship since 1982. The Bruins won team titles in 1991 and 2004, and have finished among the Top 10 13 times.

"Our team has enjoyed the best spring season in the nation by winning five of its last six events," said Head Coach Carrie Forsyth, last year's national Coach of the Year. "We have experienced some very tight competitive situations that have helped us grow as a team. I believe that we have the heart, attitude, work ethic, and experience to perform to our best capabilities. Our goal is to play our best, and to make the NCAA Championship our strongest team performance of the year."

In the Forsyth Era, the Bruins have strung together five consecutive NCAA berths and have finished among the Top 5 four times, capped by last year's title.

Similar to last year's stretch drive, the Bruins enter the 2005 NCAA Championship with a string of victories behind them, including the conference and regional crowns. No team has won the conference, regional and national title trifecta two straight seasons.

Entering the NCAA Championship, the Bruins boast 36 rounds of national championship experience, including 12 rounds each from seniors Charlotte Mayorkas and Melissa Martin. Mayorkas last season finished fourth after playing the final 54 holes in six-under par. Martin's best finish at the NCAAs came in 2001 when she tied for 18th place.

Junior Susie Mathews claims eight rounds of NCAA Championship experience, and last year finished third at eight-under par 280, a school record for 72 holes. Sophomore Hannah Jun, who won the 2004 NCAA West Regional, has four rounds of national championship experience and tied for 49th place last season.

Only freshman Amie Cochran will be making her maiden appearance at the national championship tournament. However, before enrolling at UCLA, Cochran won individual medalist honors at the 2004 U.S. Women's Amateur.

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
vs. Allstate Sugar Bowl ...
New Orleans, LA
Story
Monday, Feb 22
vs. Allstate Sugar Bowl ...
New Orleans, LA
Story
Tuesday, Feb 23
vs. Allstate Sugar Bowl ...
New Orleans, LA
T-6th (+17, 881)
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 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Regionals
Bryan, TX
Friday, May 06 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Regionals
Bryan, TX
Saturday, May 07 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Regionals
Bryan, TX
Friday, May 20 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Championships
Eugene, OR
Saturday, May 21 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Championships
Eugene, OR
Sunday, May 22 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Championships
Eugene, OR
Monday, May 23 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Championships
Eugene, OR
Tuesday, May 24 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Championships
Eugene, OR
Wednesday, May 25 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Championships
Eugene, OR
BRUINS ON PAC-12 NETWORKS