Bruins Win the Regional Challenge

Feb. 15, 2012

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Palos Verdes, Calif. - The top-ranked UCLA women's golf team won its first event of 2012 and fourth title of the season, capturing the Regional Challenge at Palos Verdes Golf Club on Wednesday.

Cold, wet and windy weather sent scores upward, but the Bruins hung tough and survived the storm with a 12-shot victory over USC and 13 other schools. UCLA posted a 12-over par score of 300 in the final round and finished with a 54-hole total of 870 (+18). USC recorded one of the lowest scores of the day (294, +10), but could not overcome the 18-shot UCLA lead, and finished at 882 (+30). Pepperdine was third at 887 (+35), followed by Arizona State at 891 (+39) and fifth-place Duke at 897 (+45).

The victory represents UCLA's third in the 17-year history of the tournament and their first since 2008. For Coach Carrie Forsyth, the title is her 44th at UCLA.

Freshman Erynne Lee led the charge for the Bruins in the final round, posting a score of 74 (+3) and finishing third overall at 216 (+3). Junior Tiffany Lua took fourth place at 217 (+4), following a final round of 75 (+4). Tied for eighth was junior Lee Lopez at 220 (+7). She posted a 76 (+5) on Wednesday. Sophomore Ani Gulugian tied for 10th at 221 (+8) following her round of 78 (+7). Senior Brianna Do posted the team's best score of the day -- a three-over par 74 -- and tied for 39th at 229 (+16).

Playing as an individual, freshman Kyle Roig tied for 26th at 226 (+13).

Duke's Lindy Duncan won medalist honors with a three-round total of 210 (-3) following a final round 70 (-1).

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EVENT INFORMATION
UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
Sunday, Feb 07
vs. Northrop Grumman ...
Palos Verdes Estates, CA
Story
Monday, Feb 08
vs. Northrop Grumman ...
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
Story
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
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 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Regionals
Bryan, TX
Friday, May 06 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Regionals
Bryan, TX
Saturday, May 07 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Regionals
Bryan, TX
Friday, May 20 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Championships
Eugene, OR
Saturday, May 21 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Championships
Eugene, OR
Sunday, May 22 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Championships
Eugene, OR
Monday, May 23 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Championships
Eugene, OR
Tuesday, May 24 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Championships
Eugene, OR
Wednesday, May 25 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Championships
Eugene, OR
BRUINS ON PAC-12 NETWORKS