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UCLA Women’s Golf Finishes in 20th Place at NCAA Championship

The Bruins struggled again in the third and final round of the weather-shortened competition.

Senior Bethany Wu played in her last tournament for the Bruins this weekend.
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The UCLA women’s golf team had another rough day at the NCAA Championships yesterday as the Bruins fell from 18th to 20th place. UCLA had their worst day of the tournament yesterday. The Bruins wrapped up play with a 26-over 318 for the third round and they finished the tournament at 65-over 941. That was 26 strokes behind eighth-place Auburn, which finished the stroke play portion of the competition with a 39-over 915. That means that UCLA failed to make the cut needed to move on to the match play portion of the competition.

Individually, it was also tough for the Bruins. Patty Tavatanakit was UCLA top golfer in the competition. Yesterday, she shot a 5-over 78 and she finished the three rounds with an 11-over 230, which landed her in 43rd place overall. Bethany Wu shot a 6-over 79 yesterday. Overall, she finished 73rd with a 16-over 235.

After having the Bruins’ best round on Saturday, Mariel Galdiano struggled again yesterday with a 9-over 82. She finished the competition in 93rd with a 20-over 239. Phoebe Yu finished with a a 6-over 79 yesterday. Overall, she finished in 113th with a 25-over 244. Claire Legaspi was ended the competition with an 11-over 84 in the third round, leaving her one stroke behind Yu with a 26-over 245 and landing her tied for 118th.

Overall, this seemed to be an uncharacteristically tough course for the Bruins who have finished higher in the past few NCAA Championships. Hopefully, that drives the team to get back there next season.

Go Bruins.