Bruin Wave Invitational Begins March 1 at Robinson Ranch

Feb. 25, 2010

Bruin Wave Invitational Preview

The top-ranked UCLA women's golf team continues its 2010 Spring season at the first Bruin Wave Invitational, co-hosted by UCLA and Pepperdine at Robinson Ranch Golf Club in Santa Clarita, CA.

The Valley Course at Robinson Ranch will play to a par of 72 over 6,282 yards. The tournament runs Mar. 1-3 with tee times beginning on the first and 10th holes at 8 a.m. on the first two days and at 7:30 a.m. on Mar. 3.

The current GolfStat rankings feature the Bruins as the nation's top-ranked team and Pepperdine No. 9. Other Top 25 teams in the 18-team field include: No. 3 Arizona State, No. 5 USC, No. 16 Arizona and No. 21 Stanford. Other local schools include San Diego State, Long Beach State and Cal State Northridge.

"This will be a really outstanding event for all the invited schools," said Head Coach Carrie Forsyth. "Robinson Ranch is a good test of golf and we've got 18 teams and a strong field, both locally and nationally."

For the Bruins, who tied for fourth at their last event, sophomore All-American Stephanie Kono will return to the lineup. She was sidelined with a minor injury at the Regional Challenge, but has recovered and will make her first start of 2010. Kono is the Bruins' top player, averaging 71.3 and was four-under par in four Fall starts. Four of her 11 rounds were below 70 and two others were under par.

"Stephanie is a little nervous about making her first start of the (new) year, but she tends to thrive in pressure situations," said Forsyth. "With her back in the lineup, we feel like we'll have better results."

Junior Glory Yang was the Bruins' top finisher at the Regional Challenge, capturing sixth place at seven over par 220. In 14 rounds this season, she was averaging 73.5 with a pair of Top 20 results.

"Glory played very well at the Regional Challenge and earned an exemption for the Bruin Wave Invitational," Forsyth said. "She's come a long way with her game, and we feel like she's ready to play some outstanding golf.

Senior Sydnee Michaels was the Bruins' highest ranked player at No. 7 in the GolfWeek poll. In four starts this season, she has placed in the Top 20 in every one and boasts a 72.1 scoring average with three rounds under par.

"Sydnee is very close to playing excellent golf," Forsyth stated. "She had a great Fall and is one of the highest ranked players in the country."

Sophomore Brianna Do was ranked 46th by GolfWeek and 78th by GolfStat this week, following a tie for 33rd at the Regional Challenge. In 14 rounds, she was averaging 73.6.

"Brianna has continued to amaze me with the improvements she's made in her game," said Forsyth. "We focused on a few very small things after the Regional Challenge, and I feel she's ready to shoot some good scores."

Finally, freshman Tiffany Lua was averaging 73.1 after 14 rounds. She has recoded a pair of Top 10 results in five starts, and has posted two rounds under par.


EVENT INFORMATION
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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)
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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