UCLA Finishes in a Tie for Fifth at NCAA Women's Golf Championships

May 25, 2001

The UCLA women's golf team finished in a tie for fifth place at the NCAA Women's Golf Championships, hosted by Stetson University at the El Campeon Golf Course at the Mission Inn Resort near Orlando, FL.

The Bruins' final 72-hole total of 1,194 tied with Oklahoma State and was two shots in front of fourth-ranked USC, three shots better than No.2 Arizona and seven shots ahead of No. 5 Stanford.

Sixth-ranked Georgia won the team title by three shots over top-ranked Duke. Texas finished third at 1,191, followed by fourth place Auburn at 1,193.UCLA's finish outdistanced every West Coast team, including the six other representatives of the Pacific-10 Conference.

UCLA senior Laura Moffat tied for sixth individually, the highest NCAA individual finish by a Bruin golfer since 1996. Moffat posted scores of 69-69-75-76--289, one-over par, and led the field after 36 holes at six-under par. Freshman Melissa Martin tied for 21st with a four-round total of 296, eight-over par. Freshman Gina Umeck tied for 27th at 298, senior Leilani Bagby tied for 82nd at 311 and redshirt freshman Saki Uechi placed 107th at 319.

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