Congratulations to Coach Carrie Forsyth and Asst Coach Alicia Um-Holmes and all the amazing student-athletes on the 2010-11 UCLA Women's Golf Team for capturing the 2011 NCAA Championship today. This is the Women's Golf team's third national championship, and the 107th title in school hisotry. Still the best.
The number two ranked Bruins entered today's final round with a seemingly comfortable 7 shot lead, but some early difficulties saw Purdue close the gap and even take the lead about halfway through the round. But the Bruins hung tough through the nerve-wracking final round as the two schools traded small leads. Finally, the Bruins' clutch play allowed them to pull away in the final two holes to win the tournament by 4 strokes. A special tip of the hat goes to sophomore Tiffany Lua who finished 4th individually. The final scoreboard can be seen here. Of note, the number one ranked team could manage no better than a tie for 5th overall.
From the official site:
Individually, Lua shot a final round 75 (+3) to finish tied for 4th place at 287 (-1). Glory Yang posted a final round 76 (+4) to finish in a tie for 43rd place at 300 (+12). Junior Stephanie Kono recorded a 74 (+2) for her day to finish tied for 32nd place at 298 (+10). Sophomore Lee Lopez finished the tournament in a tie for 26th at 297 (+9) after she recorded a 74 (+2) for her round. Finally, freshman Ani Gulugian shot a final round 72 (E) and finished tied for 65th place at 305 (+17).
Congratulations again to the ladies golf team. This team was especially consistent this year, never finishing lower than third in any tournament during the season. This week saw an outstanding and clutch performance, and we are very proud of your effort and accomplishments. Go Bruins!!