Women’s Golf Announces 2022-23 Schedule
LOS ANGELES – The UCLA women's golf program on Friday officially announced its schedule for the upcoming 2022-23 season. The Bruins will play in a total of 10 regular season tournaments, beginning at the USF Intercollegiate at the historic Olympic Club in San Francisco on Sept. 12-13.
In its second event of the season, UCLA will compete at the highly anticipated Blessings Collegiate Invitational in Fayetteville, Ark. from Oct. 3-5. The 54-hole stroke play event will feature 11 of the top women's teams across the country and will be broadcast live on Golf Channel from 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. PT.
The Bruins play next in the East Lake Cup (Oct. 24-27) held at historic East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta, Ga., which also airs live on Golf Channel from Oct. 25-27.
UCLA concludes the fall portion of its schedule at the Nanea Pac-12 Preview in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, on Oct. 31-Nov. 2 where they finished runner-up just three seasons ago.
The Bruins spring into the new year with 36 holes at the Match in the Desert in Gold Canyon, Ariz. on Jan. 23, 2023.
Two weeks later, UCLA competes at the Therese Hession Regional Challenge in Palos Verdes, Calif. from Feb. 12-14. The event, which was established in 1996, changed its name from the Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge to honor the 30-year legendary Ohio State women's golf head coach Therese Hession.
The Bruins make their return to The Gold Rush on Feb. 27-28 after a runner-up finish at last year's event.
After a trip to the Vystar Credit Union Gator Invitational in Gainesville, Fla. on March 4-5, the Bruins head back to Hawaii for the University of Hawai'i Spring Break Classic on Maui from March 27-29.
UCLA closes its regular season at the ninth annual Silverado Showdown in Napa, Calif. from April 3-5.
Postseason play begins April 17-19 at the Pac-12 Championships at Papago Golf Course in Tempe, Ariz.
The NCAA Regional Championships are scheduled for May 8-10 at four campus sites. The top four finishers at each site will advance to the NCAA Championships held May 19-24 at Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale, Ariz.
NCAA Regional Championship Sites (May 8-10)
Athens, Ga. (University of Georgia Golf Course)
Westfield, Ind. (The Club at Chatham Hills)
Pullman, Wash. (Palouse Ridge Golf Club)
Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
The Bruins return seven of nine student-athletes from last season following the departures of Emma Spitz and Simar Singh.
Five returners – sophomores Zoe Antoinette Campos, Caroline Canales and Alessia Nobilio, junior Ty Akabane and senior Emilie Paltrinieri – all played in at least 10 of UCLA's 14 events from the 2021-22 season.
Canales led the Bruins' trio of talented freshmen last season with a 74.0 scoring average and five rounds under par. Matching Canales with four top 10 finishes was Nobilio, two of which came in her first two collegiate events.
At the 122nd U.S. Women's Amateur at Chambers Bay, Annabel Wilson became the first UCLA semifinalist since Lilia Vu in 2017. Wilson never trailed her opponent in the match play portion until the semifinal round, racking up monster victories in the first round (4&3), second round (3&2) and quarterfinals (3&1).
Akabane and Campos also qualified for the U.S. Women's Amateur. Akabane earned her spot with a 4-under 67 at the Country Club of Salisbury and Campos with a 2-under 69 at Redlands Country Club.
Canales was a semifinalist in the match play portion of the 56th California Women's Amateur in San Luis Obispo, Calif. after tying for 6th (+2, 146; 71-75) in stroke play out of the field of 124.
Most recently, Nobilio won the English Women's Open Amateur at Beau Desert Golf Club in Hazelslade, England in playoff fashion after forcing extra holes with birdies on the 71st and 72nd. Nobilio also tied for 23rd at the European Ladies' Amateur with a 7-under performance over four rounds (69-72-69-73).
Paltrinieri reached the quarterfinal round of the R&A Women's Amateur in Hunstanton, England after victories in the first (3&2), second (1 hole) and third rounds (2&1).