Bruins Capture Second Straight Pac-10 Title

April 20, 2005

The No.2 ranked UCLA women's golf team won its second straight Pacific-10 Conference Women's Golf Championship Wednesday afternoon at the Ruby Hill Golf Club in Pleasanton.

The Bruins posted a score of 295 (+7) in the final round for a 54-hole score of 874 (+10). Arizona State placed second at 878 (+14), followed by USC at 880 (+16). Arizona was fourth at 886 (+22), Cal was fifth at 894 (+30) and Washington was sixth at 897 (+33). Washington State placed seventh at 898 (+34), Oregon was eighth at 922 (+58), followed by Stanford at 932 (+68) and Oregon State at 946 (+82).

The championship marked the fourth conference title for UCLA in women's golf. Previously, UCLA won the league championship in 1990, '91 and '04.

The first place finish also marked UCLA's fourth straight tournament title and fifth of the season.

By finishing ahead of USC in the conference standings, the Bruins earned five more Lexus Gauntlet points in the year-long competition between the two schools. UCLA currently leads the competition, 55-40.

Individually, junior All-America Susie Mathews placed second at 209 (-7) after posting a final round 70 (-2). Mathews finished two strokes behind Arizona State's Louise Stahle, who fired a final round 67 (-5) and finished with a 54-hole score of 208 (-9).

Defending conference champion Charlotte Mayorkas finished fifth at 214 (-2) after posting a 71 (-1) on Wednesday. Mayorkas blistered the outward nine in five-under par 31, but faltered on the inward nine in four-over par 40. Through 10 holes, Mayorkas was six-under par on the day. She played the final seven holes in five-over par.

Freshman Amie Cochran tied for 14th at 224 (+8). Cochran started the day at one-over par tied for ninth place, but carded a 79 (+7) in the final round.

Sophomore Hannah Jun tied for 21st at 228 (+12) and senior Melissa Martin tied for 37th at 234 (+18).

Head Coach Carrie Forsyth was voted Pac-10 Coach of the Year for the second straight season and Mayorkas, Mathews and Cochran earned First-Team All-Pac-10 acclaim. Jun was voted to the conference's honorable mention team.

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