UCLA Women Finish 7th at East Regional, Advance to NCAA Championship

May 11, 2013

UCLA Women Finish Seventh at East Regional to Qualify for NCAA Championship

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The no. 5 ranked UCLA Women's Golf Team was cool under pressure today at the Auburn University Golf Club, as they locked down seventh place and clinched qualification for the 2013 NCAA Championship.

With their backs against the wall, the Bruins shot 289 (+1), the 5th best score of the round. That gave UCLA a three-day total of 875(+11), pushing them two strokes ahead of hosts Auburn in 8th and five strokes ahead of Tennessee, who fell back to 9th. It would be a nervy day for plenty of teams, as Northwestern came through in the clutch to shoot 284(-4) and leapfrog several teams into 6th.

Senior Tiffany Lua stepped up under pressure, leading her team with a 69(-3) and moving up into 18th individually. Sophomore Erynne Lee backed up her teammate, carding a 72(E) for the Bruins while junior Ani Gulugian and freshman Louise Ridderstrom notched a 74(+2) each. Lee Lopez rounded out the scoring with a 76(+4).

#2 Alabama would emerge on top, finishing at 844(-20) to win the regional by 8 strokes. Other teams qualifying include #20 Tulane, in 2nd, #5 Arkansas and #17 Oklahoma State tied for 3rd, and #23 Texas.

The NCAA Championship will begin on Tuesday, May 21st, in Athens, GA. The Bruins, who played the course once before at the Fall Preview, will be looking to win their second title in three years.


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