The Bruins have a possibility to three-peat.
No. 13 UCLA ladies’s golfing will compete within the %-12 Championships in Palos Verdes Estates, California, from April 15-17. The crew is looking for its 3rd directly %-12 name, a feat it ultimate completed from 2004 to 2006.
Ultimate 12 months, the Bruins received the crew championship through 12 strokes. Sophomore Patty Tavatanakit defeated former UCLA teammate and present LPGA rookie, Lilia Vu, in a one-hole playoff to assert the person name.
Tavatanakit maximum just lately scored even par to tie for 26th on the ANA Inspiration, an LPGA main event.
Becoming a member of Tavatanakit within the lineup are senior Beth Wu, juniors Mariel Galdiano and Clare Legaspi and freshman Phoebe Yue. Trainer Carrie Forsyth stated she deliberated between Yue and sophomore Vera Markevich ahead of in the long run opting for Yue.
“We went with (Yue) as a result of she is a longer hitter, and we really feel like that’s going to be beautiful precious in the postseason as the classes get longer,” Forsyth stated. “I assume she brings a lot of excellent power to this crew, and we’re simply hoping that she might be in a position to resist probably the most force and do what she must do.”
Yue completed tied for 3rd on the Bruin Wave Invitational again in February however completed ultimate on the PING/ASU Invitational two weeks in the past.
The Bruins prior to now performed on the Palos Verdes Golfing Membership within the Northrop Grumman Regional Problem in February, the place the crew completed 2nd. Galdiano stated the path might not be performed the similar method as a result of a number of structure adjustments.
“They prolonged the path on some holes and shortened it on others,” Galdiano stated. “After we performed in February, it used to be in point of fact rainy and cushy. As of late, (in follow), the ball rolled so much quicker, so we simply wish to make our changes.”
UCLA completed no upper than 8th in its previous 3 tournaments. Alternatively, Forsyth stated she anticipates higher performances within the postseason as a result of roster balance.
“To be fair, we haven’t performed with our top-five lineup for the reason that Bruin Wave,” Forsyth stated. “I think that now we have now everyone again in combination, I feel we’re going to development up within the postseason.”
The Bruins will tee off Monday, April 15, on the Palos Verdes Golfing Membership.
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