Bruins Begin Play as Top-Seeded Team in NCAA Central Regional

May 7, 2008

Third-ranked UCLA begins play on Thurs., May 8 at the NCAA Women's Golf Central Regional as the top-seeded team. The Bruins will tee off from the first tee at 9 a.m. (CDT) with second-seeded Purdue and No.3 Alabama.

The University of Texas Golf Club will play to a par of 72 over 6,301 yards. It is considered one of the toughest campus courses in the nation. In March, New Mexico won the Betsy Rawls Invitational with a score of 47-over par at this venue. The individual medalist was Arkansas' Stacy Lewis, who was seven-over par.

Head Coach Carrie Forsyth invites the chance to play a difficult course.

"Quite frankly, we welcome the opportunity to play tough course like the University of Texas Golf Club," said Forsyth. "Playing a tougher golf course more closely resembles the conditions -- both physically and mentally -- that we'll encounter at the NCAA Championship."

Of the top six finishers at the Betsy Rawls event, three will be competing at the NCAA Central Regional: host Texas (3rd), Notre Dame and Texas Christian (T5th).

The Bruins, winners of three tournaments this season, will be seeking their fourth regional championship in Forsyth's nine-year tenure.

Last season, Sydnee Michaels, then a freshman, won the NCAA East Regional with a score of 203 (-13), establishing a UCLA record. In 2004, UCLA's Hannah Jun won the West Regional title at Stanford.


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