Bruins Split at Match Play Championships

Nov. 12, 2005

The top-seeded UCLA women's golf team split a pair of matches at the Collegiate Match Play Championships, hosted by the Mission Inn Resort at Howie-in-the-Hills, FL.

The Bruins finished Friday's second round match by defeating Michigan State, 4-1-0. Freshmen Jane Park and Tiffany Joh, senior Susie Mathews and sophomore Brianna Loyear won their matches. Freshman Ryann O'Toole was the only UCLA player to fall.

In Saturday's semifinal match, Arizona State defeated UCLA 4-1-0. Mathews was the only UCLA player to win her match.

Park won 4&3 against MSU's Mandi McConnell. The match was all-square through four holes before Park won four of the next 11 to clinch the victory.

Joh also won 4&3, beating Dayna Burleigh. After going down by one at the second hole, Joh squared the match at the fourth and won four of the next 11 to capture another point.

Mathews defeated Heather Rose 2&1 to win UCLA's next point. She was 3-up at the 14th, saw her lead dwindle to a one-hole advantage at the 16th, then won the 17th to close out the match.

Loyear won her second match of the event with a 5&4 victory against Jordyn Wells. The match was all-square at the fifth hole before Loyear won five of the next nine holes for the win.

Michigan State's Sara Brown defeated O'Toole 1-up. Neither player held more than a one-hole lead and the match was all-square at the 15th. Brown won the 17th and the 18th was halved.

In the seminfinals against Arizona State, Mathews won 2&1 against Charmaine Erasmus. The match was all-square at the ninth hole, before Mathews won the 10th and 12th holes and the lead stood for the win.

Park lost 1-up to Azahara Munoz, Joh lost 2&1 to Taffany Tavee, Loyear lost 1-up to Alissa Kuczka and sophomore Amie Cochran lost 1-up to Jennifer Osborn.

On Sunday the Bruins will play Texas A&M in the third place match.

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