Bruins Prepare for Collegiate Match Play Championships

Oct. 31, 2003

The second-ranked UCLA women's golf team will compete in the annual Collegiate Match Play Championships, Nov. 3-5, at the Barefoot Resort in Myrtle Beach, SC.

The Bruins, seeded fourth, meet eighth-seeded North Carolina in the first round. The winner meets the victor of the Duke-Purdue match. Duke, ranked first in the nation, is seeded No.1 in the match play bracket.

Arizona, Arizona State, Stanford, California and USC also will be representing the Pac-10 Conference.

'We're certainly looking forward to this event,' said Head Coach Carrie Forsyth. 'We've got a seasoned group of players for a match play tournament. Our players are so competitive that if they're put in a match play format, they'll perform well.'

To Myrtle Beach, the Bruins will send seniors Gina Umeck and Krystal Shearer, juniors Charlotte Mayorkas and Yvonne Choe, sophomore Susie Mathews and freshman Hannah Jun.

Mayorkas, who earned first-team All-America honors last season, advanced to the third round of match play at the U.S. Amateur over the summer. She also won all three of her matches in the USA vs. Japan Collegiate Golf Championships in Tokyo.

Jun, a two-time AJGA All-American, advanced to the quarterfinals of this summer's U.S. Women's Amateur Publinks Championships.

Umeck, a three-time All-Pac-10 selection, advanced to the quarterfinals of the 2001 Women's Trans-National Tournament.

Three years ago, Choe, the 2002 Pac-10 newcomer of the Year, advanced to the semifinals of the U.S. Women's Amateur Championship at Waverly Country Club.

Mathews this season has finished among the Top 25 individuals in each of her four appearances. She ranks second on the team in scoring average at 73.7. Shearer will be making her first appearance of the season after playing in six events as a junior.

Invitations to the 16-team modified double-elimination event were based on 2003 NCAA Championship finish.

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