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.

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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 - All Day PST
vs. Allstate Sugar Bowl ...
New Orleans, LA
Monday, Feb 22 - All Day PST
vs. Allstate Sugar Bowl ...
New Orleans, LA
Tuesday, Feb 23 - All Day PST
vs. Allstate Sugar Bowl ...
New Orleans, LA
Monday, Feb 29 - All Day PST
vs. Bruin Wave ...
San Luis Obispo, CA
Tuesday, Mar 01 - All Day PST
vs. Bruin Wave ...
San Luis Obispo, CA
Monday, Mar 21 - All Day PST
vs. SDSU Farms ...
Rancho Santa Fe, CA
Tuesday, Mar 22 - All Day PST
vs. SDSU Farms ...
Rancho Santa Fe, CA
Wednesday, Mar 23 - All Day PST
vs. SDSU Farms ...
Rancho Santa Fe, CA
Friday, Apr 01 - All Day PST
vs. Liz Murphey ...
Athens, GA
Saturday, Apr 02 - All Day PST
vs. Liz Murphey ...
Athens, GA
Sunday, Apr 03 - All Day PST
vs. Liz Murphey ...
Athens, GA
Friday, Apr 08 - All Day PST
vs. PING/ASU ...
Tempe, AZ
Saturday, Apr 09 - All Day PST
vs. PING/ASU ...
Tempe, AZ
Sunday, Apr 10 - All Day PST
vs. PING/ASU ...
Tempe, AZ
Monday, Apr 18 - All Day PST
vs. Pac-12 Championships
Pleasanton, CA
Tuesday, Apr 19 - All Day PST
vs. Pac-12 Championships
Pleasanton, CA
Wednesday, Apr 20 - All Day PST
vs. Pac-12 Championships
Pleasanton, CA
Thursday, May 05 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Regionals
TBA
Friday, May 06 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Regionals
TBA
Saturday, May 07 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Regionals
TBA
BRUINS ON PAC-12 NETWORKS