Joh to Compete in Curtis Cup May 30

May 28, 2008

UCLA junior Tiffany Joh will compete in the 35th Curtis Cup this weekend, hosted by Great Britain and Ireland at the historic Old Course in St. Andrews, Scotland.

A three-time All-American, Joh is a member of the United States' team, which consists of eight players and is coached by American amateur legend Carol Semple Thompson. She becomes the first UCLA player since Cindy Scholefield competed for the U.S. in 1988.

The Curtis Cup is a three-day competition between teams from the United States and Great Britain & Ireland, alternately hosted in Europe and America every two years. The United States leads the series, 25-6-3, and won the 2006 event, 11.5-6.5 at Bandon, Ore.

Competition begins Fri., May 30 with three foursomes matches and three four-ball matches. This format continues on Sat., May 31. On Sun., June 1, all eight players for both teams will play singles matches.

In other news, Joh was nominated this week for the Honda Award. She is one of just four collegiate golfers named to the Honda Award ballot, which will be voted upon by more than 900 administrators from NCAA-member institutions. The Honda Award winner from each sport is eligible for the Honda-Broderick Cup, given to the outstanding Collegiate Woman Athlete of the Year. Past UCLA winners include Ann Meyers, Jackie Joyner Kersee and Lisa Fernandez.

In 2007-08, Joh ranked third nationally and tied for first at the NCAA Championship before falling in a playoff. She earned NGCA All-America honors for the third consecutive year and was voted the 2008 Pac-10 Golfer of the Year. Recently, CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine named her a 2nd Team All-District VIII Academic All-American. She carries a 3.46 cumulative grade point average in Communications.


EVENT INFORMATION
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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
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