Golfers Tee It Up in New Orleans Sunday

Feb. 23, 2013

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The UCLA women's golf team, ranked 25th nationally, travels to New Orleans this weekend to compete in the Allstate Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate Golf Championship, Feb. 24-26, at English Turn Golf and Country Club.

Fourteen of the nation's Top 25 teams are competing this weekend, including No. 1 USC, No. 2 Duke, No. 3 Florida and fourth-ranked Alabama. In their victory at the Regional Challenge, the Bruins beat USC by nine shots. Duke and Florida placed third and fifth, respectively.

Hall of Fame Coach Carrie Forsyth recognizes the importance of performing well in the Spring season.

"We have a lot of really strong tournaments coming up and we just have to get out there and play well, and beat these teams that are in front of us," said Forsyth in an article in Friday's Daily Bruin.

The return of senior All-American Tiffany Lua to the Bruins' lineup makes a major difference. Lua finished in a tie for fifth at the Regional Challenge after a five-month layoff due to a wrist injury. Sophomore Erynne Lee won the event with a 54-hole score of even par 213. Lua tied with teammate Lee Lopez, also an All-American. Freshman Louise Ridderstrom recorded her best career result, tying for 15th place, and junior Ani Gulugian tied for 25th.

Twenty of the country's Top 50 players will be competing at English Turn, including top-ranked Kelsey Vines of Oklahoma State, No 5 Camilla Hedberg of Florida and seventh-ranked Lindy Duncan of Duke -- all players that Lee defeated by capturing medalist honors at the Regional Challenge.

English Turn will play to a par of 72 over 6,105 yards. Rain and thunderstorms are forecast for the first and second rounds. The Bruins will tee off from the first hole on Sunday beginning at 9:30 a.m. EST.

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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 - All Day PST
vs. Allstate Sugar Bowl ...
New Orleans, LA
Monday, Feb 22 - All Day PST
vs. Allstate Sugar Bowl ...
New Orleans, LA
Tuesday, Feb 23 - All Day PST
vs. Allstate Sugar Bowl ...
New Orleans, LA
Monday, Feb 29 - All Day PST
vs. Bruin Wave ...
San Luis Obispo, CA
Tuesday, Mar 01 - All Day PST
vs. Bruin Wave ...
San Luis Obispo, CA
Monday, Mar 21 - All Day PST
vs. SDSU Farms ...
Rancho Santa Fe, CA
Tuesday, Mar 22 - All Day PST
vs. SDSU Farms ...
Rancho Santa Fe, CA
Wednesday, Mar 23 - All Day PST
vs. SDSU Farms ...
Rancho Santa Fe, CA
Friday, Apr 01 - All Day PST
vs. Liz Murphey ...
Athens, GA
Saturday, Apr 02 - All Day PST
vs. Liz Murphey ...
Athens, GA
Sunday, Apr 03 - All Day PST
vs. Liz Murphey ...
Athens, GA
Friday, Apr 08 - All Day PST
vs. PING/ASU ...
Tempe, AZ
Saturday, Apr 09 - All Day PST
vs. PING/ASU ...
Tempe, AZ
Sunday, Apr 10 - All Day PST
vs. PING/ASU ...
Tempe, AZ
Monday, Apr 18 - All Day PST
vs. Pac-12 Championships
Pleasanton, CA
Tuesday, Apr 19 - All Day PST
vs. Pac-12 Championships
Pleasanton, CA
Wednesday, Apr 20 - All Day PST
vs. Pac-12 Championships
Pleasanton, CA
Thursday, May 05 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Regionals
TBA
Friday, May 06 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Regionals
TBA
Saturday, May 07 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Regionals
TBA
BRUINS ON PAC-12 NETWORKS