Top-Ranked UCLA Returns to Tennessee for SEC/Pac-12 Challenge

Oct. 20, 2011

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UCLA's top-ranked women's golf team returns to Tennessee Friday for the second SEC/Pac-12 Challenge, hosted by the University of Tennessee at Holston Hills GC in Knoxville.

The Bruins won the inaugural event last season by 11 shots at the Stanford Golf Course. That triumph triggered four more tournament victories during the season, including the NCAA title in Texas.

This year's field includes all 12 SEC teams and 11 Pac-12 clubs. Seven of the teams in the field were ranked this week in the Top 10 of GolfWeek's poll, including No. 1 UCLA, No. 3 LSU, No. 4 Vanderbilt, fifth-ranked USC and No. 6 Alabama.

Eight players participating in this year's Challenge were ranked among GolfWeek's Top 10, including UCLA's Tiffany Lua (No. 4) and Lee Lopez (No. 10).

To begin the season, the Bruins have won their first two starts -- the Fall Preview at Vanderbilt's Legends Course in September and the Stanford Intercollegiate last weekend.

The Bruins' lineup has changed slightly from their first two events. Senior Stephanie Kono will replace freshman Kyle Roig and play in the No. 1 spot. Kono, playing as an individual last weekend at Stanford, placed second at 11-under par 202 with three straight rounds under 70. Completing the fivesome are Lua, Lopez, sophomore Ani Gulugian and freshman Erynne Lee.

Holston Hills GC will play to a par of 72 over 6,447 yards.

For tee times click here.


EVENT INFORMATION
UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
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
vs. NCAA Regionals
Bryan, TX
Story
Friday, May 06
vs. NCAA Regionals
Bryan, TX
Story
Saturday, May 07
vs. NCAA Regionals
Bryan, TX
3rd (+1, 865)
Friday, May 20
vs. NCAA Championships
Eugene, OR
Story
Saturday, May 21
vs. NCAA Championships
Eugene, OR
Story
Sunday, May 22
vs. NCAA Championships
Eugene, OR
Story
Monday, May 23
vs. NCAA Championships
Eugene, OR
1st (-8, 1,144)
Tuesday, May 24
vs. Oregon
Eugene, OR
Won 4-0-1
Tuesday, May 24
vs. Washington
Eugene, OR
Lost 3-1-1
BRUINS ON PAC-12 NETWORKS