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
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