Golfers Place Second at NCAA Championship

May 22, 2009

UCLA's second-ranked women's golf team recorded its second consecutive runner-up finish Friday at the NCAA Championship at Caves Valley in Owings Mills, MD.

The Bruins posted a final round team score of 297 (+9) for a 72-hole total of 1,190 (+38). UCLA finished one stroke in front of arch-rival USC, which took third after relinquishing a two-stroke lead at the start of the day.

Top-ranked Arizona State won its seventh NCAA title in women's golf with a four-round total of 1,162 (+30). The national title was ASU's first in women's golf since 1998.

UCLA senior Tiffany Joh ended her brilliant college career by posting a two-over par 74. Joh completed her last round with a birdie at the 72nd hole and a one-under par inward nine score of 35. She tied for 25th place at 12-over par 300.

Sophomore Glory Yang carded the Bruins' best score of the day, a one-over par 73. She also birdied the 18th hole and tied for 32nd at 302 (+14).

Sophomore Maria Jose Uribe tied for eighth place at 295 (+7) following a final round 77 (+5). The 36-hole leader made just one birdie in the final round.

Freshman Stephanie Kono tied for 16th place at 298 (+10). Kono posted a score of 75 (+3) in the final round with one birdie and four bogeys.

Junior Sydnee Michaels also posted a score of 75 (+3) and tied for 39th place at 304 (+16).

In the last six years, UCLA has recorded five podium finishes at the NCAA Championship, including a title in 2004.

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EVENT INFORMATION
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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
vs. NCAA Regionals
Bryan, TX
Story
Friday, May 06
vs. NCAA Regionals
Bryan, TX
Story
Saturday, May 07
vs. NCAA Regionals
Bryan, TX
3rd (+1, 865)
Friday, May 20
vs. NCAA Championships
Eugene, OR
Story
Saturday, May 21
vs. NCAA Championships
Eugene, OR
Story
Sunday, May 22
vs. NCAA Championships
Eugene, OR
Story
Monday, May 23
vs. NCAA Championships
Eugene, OR
1st (-8, 1,144)
Tuesday, May 24
vs. Oregon
Eugene, OR
Won 4-0-1
Tuesday, May 24
vs. Washington
Eugene, OR
Lost 3-1-1
BRUINS ON PAC-12 NETWORKS