April 26, 2012
The No. 1 ranked UCLA women's golf team travels to Pullman, WA this weekend looking for its seventh tournament victory of the season and its sixth overall conference championship. Washington State will host the event at the Palouse Ridge Golf Course, Apr. 27-29.
Eight of the 11 Pac-12 teams that field women's golf are ranked among the nation's Top 25 by GolfStat, including No.1 UCLA, No. 3 USC and fourth-ranked Arizona State.
This season the Bruins have won six tournaments, a national leader, and have finished no worse than second place in three other events. One more team title would tie the school record of seven tournament wins set in 2004. In addition, the Bruins are on pace to set a single season school record for team scoring average.
Nearing the end of her 13th season, Head Coach Carrie Forsyth has guided the Bruins to 46 tournament titles during her tenure at UCLA. She also led the Bruins to conference crowns in 2004, '05 and '06. In addition, she has coached the Bruins to 10 straight podium finishes at the conference championship.
Do is the reigning U.S. Women's Amateur Publinks champion, who earned a spot on the travel party with a T5 finish at the Bruins' last event, the Pacific Coast Intercollegiate. She is averaging 73.3 in 18 rounds and was ranked 57th by GolfStat this week.
Lopez is enjoying her best season as a college golfer, averaging 72.3 with a team-leading 12 rounds under par and a victory in the Rainbow Wahine Invitational in November. She was ranked sixth nationally by both GolfStat and Golfweek.
Lua, who earned her second selection to the Curtis Cup in December, was ranked eighth nationally by both services earlier this week. She has recorded 11 rounds under par and boasts a scoring average of 72.2.
Gulugian won her first tournament, the PING/ASU event on Apr. 1, and was ranked 27th by GolfWeek and 29th by GolfStat earlier in the week. She is averaging 73.1 with seven Top 20 results in nine starts.
Lee won her last start, the Pacific Coast Intercollegiate, with scores of 68-68-71--207 (-9). She has played 24 rounds this season in just eight-over par and leads the team with a scoring average of 71.9.
The Pac-12 Women's Golf Championship is a five-player, count-four format over 54 holes. The Palouse Ridge Golf Course will play to a par of 72 over 6,200 yards.
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