Bruins Finish Round One of NCAA Regionals in First Place

May 5, 2011

South Bend, IN -

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The No. 2 ranked UCLA women's golf team finished the first round of the NCAA Central Regional in first place, leading by four strokes over the competition. In addition, freshman Ani Gulugian ended the day tied for first place after shooting a first round 71 (-1)

The Bruins recorded an overall score of 291 (+3) while second place LSU posted a score of 295 (+7). Host school Notre Dame ended the day in third place at 298 (+10) while Minnesota ended up in 4th at 301 (+13). Duke, Stanford and Northwestern all are tied for fifth with a score 302 (+14) while Chattanooga is sitting in 8th place at 303 (+15). The top eight teams in the regional will move on to the NCAA Championship in College Station, TX held in two weeks.

"It feels good (to be in the lead)," Head Coach Carrie Forsyth said. "I think we have played well, and after our rather poor Pac-10 tournament, we were trying to get some momentum going for nationals. I want the girls to have a good tournament and feel good about their games when we leave here."

Individually, freshman Ani Gulugian birdied the 18th hole to tie for the first round lead with Nicole Zhang of Notre Dame at 71 (-1). "It felt really awesome," Ani said when describing her birdie. "I knew I really wanted to birdie eighteen, and when I got there, I thought to myself OK, it's going in the hole and I stroked it and it went in."

When describing her overall play Gulugian had this to say: "I felt like I was hitting the ball really well and making a lot of great putts and just being consistent. It took a little time to adjust to the wind, but I just tried to keep a good tempo with the wind swirling and such."

As for the rest of the Bruins, sophomore Lee Lopez is just one stroke behind Gulugian, as she currently sits tied for third place with a first round score of 72 (E). Junior Stephanie Kono and senior Glory Yang each shot a 74 (+2) to finish tied for 15th. Finally, sophomore Tiffany Lua shot a 79 (+7) and is currently tied for 67th place.

For complete results from round one, click here.


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Palos Verdes Estates, CA
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New Orleans, LA
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New Orleans, LA
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San Luis Obispo, CA
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San Luis Obispo, CA
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Rancho Santa Fe, CA
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Rancho Santa Fe, CA
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Athens, GA
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Pleasanton, CA
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Pleasanton, CA
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