No. 1-Ranked UCLA Seeks Pac-12 Championship

April 26, 2012

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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.

This weekend's lineup consists of senior Brianna Do, juniors Lee Lopez and Tiffany Lua, sophomore Ani Gulugian and freshman Erynne Lee.

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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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