Bruin Golfers Secure Top Seed in NCAA Central Regional

April 28, 2008

The second-ranked UCLA women's golf team secured the No.1 seed in the NCAA Central Region and will compete at the University of Texas Golf Club in Austin, May 8-10.

The Bruins, winners of three tournaments this year, will venture out of the West Regional for just the second time in 16 years of the regional format. The Bruins' 2008 trip marks the second straight year they have been sent out of the West.

"Quite frankly, we welcome the opportunity to play on a tough course like the University of Texas Golf Club," said Head Coach Carrie Forsyth. "Playing a tougher golf course more closely resembles the conditions -- both physically and mentally -- that we'll encounter at the NCAA Championship."

Last season, the Bruins captured second place at the East Regional at the University Club at Louisiana State. Sydnee Michaels, then a freshman, won medalist honors with a school-record score of 203 (-13).

In regional competition under Forsyth, the Bruins have bettered the NCAA regional cut line seven straight times with three victories (2002, '04 and '05) and two individual champions (Michaels and Hannah Jun). Since the streak began with a fourth place finish in 2001, the Bruins have finished in the Top 5 each year.

USC is the top seed in the West Regional, which will be held at Lincoln Hills CC in Lincoln, CA, and Duke is the top seed in the East Regional, which will be held at the University of Georgia.

The top eight teams at each of the three regional sites qualify for the NCAA Championship after 54 holes of stroke play. The University of New Mexico will host the national championship tournament, May 20-23 at its campus course.

For the complete list of regional participants, click here.


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