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Bruins Prepare for Pepsi Women's Intercollegiates
Courtesy: UCLA Athletics  
Release:  06/21/1999

October 14, 1998

UCLA Women's Golf Quick Facts
Leilani Bagby, So., Santa Monica (78.4)
Garance Dilan*, So., Paris, France
Alexandra Gasser, Jr., Crans-Monta-a, Switzerland (78.2)
Amanda Moltke-Leth, Jr., Copenhagen, Denmark (78.6)
Laura Moffat, So., West Kilbride, Scotland (80.5)
Julie Oh, So., Torrance (81.4)
Alicia Um*, So., Newbury Park

*ineligible until Winter, 1999

Results/Rankings

Team Update: UCLA finished 10th in the annual Dick McGuire Invitational, hosted by the University of New Mexico, Sept. 24-26. The Bruins placed two individuals among the top 20. The Bruins placed 17th in the Bama Fall Preview, hosted by the University of Tulsa at the Tulsa Country Club, Oct. 5-6.

Next Tournament: The Bruins will participate in the 54-hole Stanford/Pepsi Women's Intercollegiate, Oct. 23-24 at the Stanford Golf Course. The tournament field features seven of the nation's top 25 ranked teams, including No.2 Arizona, No.3 and defending NCAA champion ASU and No.7 and host Stanford. Nine of the top 25 ranked individuals also will compete, including No.1 Jennifer Rosales of USC, No.3 Grace Park of ASU and No.4 Jenna Daniels of Arizona. Par for the Stanford GC is 73 and yardage is 6,093.

The Juniors
Alexandra Gasser - Returning two-year letterwinner averaging 78.2 in five rounds this season. She began this season with a career best finish by tying for 17th place at the McGuire Invitational, highlighted by an even par 73 matching her single round collegiate best.

Amanda Moltke-Leth - Two-time First-Team Conference USA transfer from the University of Memphis, where she won four individual tournaments, including three as a freshman in 1996-97. Averaged 75.4 in 27 rounds last season and entered the 1998-99 campaign ranked 29th with a career scoring average of 75.8. Finished tied for 51st in her first tournament as a Bruin, but shot rounds of 76 and 75 at the McGuire event. Currently averaging 78.6 in five rounds.

The Sophomores
Leilani Bagby - Recorded her best finish as a collegian, tying for 14th at the McGuire Invitational. Fired a first round 74 to match her best collegiate round. Has a stroke average of 78.4 in five rounds.

Laura Moffat - From West Kilbride, Scotland, averaged 78.5 in 17 collegiate rounds as a freshman. Moffat's low round of 72 was recorded at the NCAA West Regionals. Her best finish last season was tied for 18th at the ASU/Ping Invitational. Currently averaging 80.5 after two rounds.

Julie Oh fired a career best 74 in the first round of the McGuire Invitational.

Alicia Um - The only freshman last season to compete in all of the Bruins' stroke play tournaments. She has the best stroke average among the returning letterwinners, 77.3 in 25 rounds. Last year she posted seven scores of 74 or better with a top finish of tied for seventh at the Pac-10 Championships. She shot a two-under par 70 in the second round and an even par 72 in the final round. She also finished in a tie for 11th at the Stanford event (154) and tied for 16th at the Golf World Invitational (228). Um will be ineligible for Fall tournaments.

The Coach
Head Coach Jackie Tobian-Steinmann - The Hall of Fame coach will retire after the 1998-99 season, her 22nd. Guided the Bruins to the 1991 NCAA Championship and 43 career tournament victories. She was selected as the 1996 NCGA Coach of the Year, the 1989 LPGA Coach of the Year, and earned the inaugural Rolex Gladys Palmer Award in 1987. She also has received six regional coach of the year awards. Finally, she has been a pioneer in promoting the collegiate women's game, serving on the California State Amateur Committee, the Rolex Coaches Council and the six-member Rolex Executive Committee for the College Golf Foundation.

1998-99 UCLA Women's Golf Individual Results

                     Leilani   Garance   Alexandra   Laura    Amanda         Julie    Alicia 
Tournament           Bagby     Dilan     Gasser      Moffat   Moltke-Leth    Oh       Um

McGuire Invite 74 80 76 74 Sept. 24-26 79 73 86 82 UNM (73) 76 T-17 78 T-17 75 T-41 84 T-51

Bama Fall Preview 83 81 82 78 84 Oct. 5-6 80 T-71 79 T-60 79 T-64 78 T-35 83 T-80 Tulsa CC (71)

Total Strokes/Rnds 392/5 391/5 161/2 393/5 407/5 Stroke Average 78.4 78.2 80.5 78.6 81.4

Team Totals
Tournament Wins    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0
Top 10 Finishes    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0
Top 20 Finishes    1    0    1    0    0    0    0    2
Rounds Under Par   0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0
Rounds Under 70    0    0    0    0    0    0    0    0

1998-99 UCLA Women's Golf Team Results

                                                                 UCLA/Score    Top UCLA
Date           Tournament                                        Finish        Individual
Sept. 24-26    Dick McGuire Invitational (New Mexico)            10th, 937     Bagby, T-14 (229)
Oct. 5-7       Bama Fall Preview (Tulsa)                         17th, 640     Moltke-Leth T-35 (156)
Oct. 23-25     Stanford/Pepsi Women's Invitational (Stanford)
Nov. 1-3       Princeville Rainbow Wahine Classic (Hawaii)
Feb. 8-10      Regional Challenge (Ohio St./SMU)
Feb. 21-24     Pioneer Electronics Bruin Classic (UCLA)
Mar. 12-14     LSU/Fairwood Invitational (LSU)
Apr. 2-4       ASU/Ping Invitational (ASU)
Apr. 10-11     Peg Barnard Collegiate (Stanford)
Apr. 19-21     Pac-10 Championships (Stanford)
May 6-8        NCAA West Regional (TBA)
May 19-22      NCAA Championships (Tulsa)

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