Five Bruins to Participate in this Week's U.S. Women's Open

July 6, 2011

Colorado Springs, CO -

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Former UCLA golfers Jane Park, Ryann O'Toole and Maria Jose Uribe, current senior golfer Stephanie Kono, and incoming freshman Erynne Lee will all tee off at the 66th U.S. Women's Open starting on Thursday, July 7th at the Broadmoor Golf Club in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

"It is very exciting for us to have five players in the U.S. Women's Open this year," Head Coach Carrie Forsyth says. "I feel like they're all great players and they've worked really hard to have this opportunity to participate. The Broadmoor Golf Club is just a phenomenal course. I've already been on the phone with a couple of the players and they're telling me how fast the greens are. It'll be interesting to see what the scoring is going to be like up there. The golf course is set up at over 7,000 yards this week, which under normal circumstances would seem incredibly long for a women's tournament. But given it's the U.S. Open and given the altitude there's going to be a major adjustment to the course. With firm greens they're hitting rescue clubs into most par 4's and the scoring is probably going to be pretty high unless they slow the greens down."

Jane Park (2006) and Maria Jose Uribe (2008-09) have both played in the U.S. Women's Open before as each tied for 10th place as amateurs in 2006 and 2008 respectively. This is Ryann O'Toole's (2006-09) first U.S. Women's Open. Since turning pro in May of 2009, O'Toole has won twice on the LPGA Futures Tour, winning at the 2010 Mercedes-Benz of Kansas City Championship and the 2010 Falls Auto Group Classic. Like O'Toole, senior Stephanie Kono and incoming freshman Erynne Lee will be playing in their first U.S. Women's Open as well. This past year, Kono helped lead the Bruins to their third NCAA Championship in women's golf. She led the team in scoring average at 72.8 and finished tied for first at the NCAA Central Regional in South Bend, Indiana. Lee will be a freshman at UCLA this coming fall and made the final eight at the U.S. Women's Amateur last year.

"We've got some veterans now who have played in many opens in the case of Maria and Jane Park," Coach Forsyth said. "Both of them have had top 10's in previous women's opens so hopefully one of those two can do something really spectacular this week. Then we have a few players, including our incoming freshman Erynne Lee, who are participating. This is the first Open for Ryann O'Toole, Stephanie and Erynne and it will be a great experience for them. Hopefully all of the girls will play well and represent UCLA well."


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Sunday, Feb 07
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Palos Verdes Estates, CA
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Monday, Feb 08
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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
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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
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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
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vs. Liz Murphey ...
Athens, GA
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vs. Liz Murphey ...
Athens, GA
Story
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Athens, GA
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Tempe, AZ
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Tempe, AZ
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Tempe, AZ
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Pleasanton, CA
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Pleasanton, CA
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Pleasanton, CA
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Bryan, TX
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Bryan, TX
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