Lua Advances at USWAPL

June 20, 2012

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UCLA's Tiffany Lua advanced past the first round of match play on Wednesday at the 36th U.S. Women's Amateur Publinks Championship at Neshanic Valley GC in New Jersey.

Her teammates, Lee Lopez and Ani Gulugian, fell in their first round matches.

Lua won 3&2 over Victoria Fallgren by making three consecutive birdies on holes 14-16 to seal the victory. With the match all square at the 14th hole, Lua hit her approach shot into the par 5 to three feet and made a downhill slider for birdie and a 1-up lead. At the 15th, Fallgren made a 12-foot par putt and Lua responded with a birdie and a 2-up lead. Fallgren conceded a birdie putt to Lua at the 16th.

"Her bogey putt was longer than my birdie putt there," said Lua, who will meet Brittany Altomare in Thursday's Round of 32.

Lopez lost 1-up to Jennifer Yang of Korea in a tight match. Down two holes at the third, the UCLA senior evened the match at the eighth and the duel was on throughout. The match see-sawed with neither player gaining more than a one hole advantage. Yang secured the victory with a birdie at the par 5 18th.

Gulugian lost 4&2 to Chirapat Jao-Javanil, who won the NCAA individual title last month playing for Oklahoma. The match was all square at the seventh before Jao-Javanil won the eighth and ninth with a birdie and par, respectively. Jao-Javanil went up three at the 11th and led by four after 14. After Gulugian won the 15th with a birdie, she lost the 16th and the match with a bogey five.

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EVENT INFORMATION
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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
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
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