Joh Captures Pac-10 Title in Sudden Death Playoff

April 25, 2007

UCLA sophomore Tiffany Joh captured her first collegiate golf title with a sudden death victory and the Bruins finished second as a team in the 21st Pac-10 Women's Golf Championship at the Broadmoor Golf Club near Seattle.

Joh, the reigning U.S. Women's Amateur Publinks champion, birdied the 72nd hole to force a tie with Arizona State's Anna Nordqvist at 218 (+2). Nordqvist had posted a 78 (+6) after relinquishing a four-stroke lead in the final round. In the playoff, both players made pars at the 10th hole, but at the 18th Nordvist missed a birdie putt, while Joh birdied the hole a second time to capture the title. Joh, who posted a 74 (+2) on Wednesday, became the third UCLA player to win the conference individual crown.

In the team race, UCLA posted a final round score of 311 (+23) to finish second with a 54-hole total of 915 (+51). Arizona State won the conference title with a three-round score of 897 (+33). USC was third at 921 (+7), followed by Arizona at 923 (+59) and fifth-place Cal at 926 (+62). Stanford finished sixth at 935 (+71), followed by Washington at 938 (+74), Washington State at 944 (+80), Oregon at 972 (+108) and Oregon State at 982 (+118).

UCLA's runner-up finish clinched the Lexus Gauntlet title in the year-long competition with USC. The Bruins have won the Gauntlet three times in the six-year history of the series.

UCLA freshman Sydnee Michaels tied for 15th at 231 (+15) and senior Hannah Jun finished 18th at 232 (+16). Junior Maiya Tanaka posted a 76 (+4) in the final round and placed 20th at 234 (+18). Sophomore Ryann O'Toole tied for 32nd at 242 (+26).

In the all-conference balloting, Joh was named to the All-Pac-10 first-team for the second straight year. Jun was named to the second team and O'Toole earned honorable mention honors.

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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