UCLA: Brianna Do

The UCLA women's golf team came up short in its national title defense, finishing in eighth place at the NCAA championships Friday at Vanderbilt Legends Golf Club in Tennessee.

The top-ranked Bruins shot five-over 293 in the final round and finished with a total of 29-over 1181, 10 shots back of champion Alabama. USC was second at 1172 and Louisiana State was third at 1173.

Tiffany Lua had the round of the day for UCLA with a two-under 70. Brianna Do shot 73, Erynne Lee had a 74 and Lee Lopez shot 76. Do was the top individual finisher for UCLA with a four-day total of five-over 293 to finish tied for 14th, 11 shots behind champion Chirapat Jao-Javanil of Oklahoma.

Complete results are available here.
UCLA's chances of defending its national title in women's golf took a turn for the worse when the top-ranked Bruins stumbled to an 18-over 306 Thursday in the third round of the NCAA championships and dropped into ninth place with one round to go.

UCLA, which began the day in second place, has a three-day total of 24-over 888 and trails leader Alabama by 11 shots heading into the final round. USC is two shots back with Purdue, South Carolina and Virgina tied for third at 883.

Ani Gulugian and Erynee Lee shot four-over 76 to pace the Bruins Thursday. Brianna Do and Lee Lopez each shot 77. Do is the top UCLA player in the individual race with a three-day total of four-over 220. She is tied for 17th place, eight strokes behind leaders Chirapat Jao-Javanil of Oklahoma and Giulia Molinaro of Arizona State.

Complete results are available here.
Defending national champion UCLA climbed up the leaderboard after shooting two-over 290 Wednesday in the second round at the NCAA women's golf championships, but the Bruins still fell further behind leader Alabama, which has an 11-shot lead and is threatening to run away with the tournament at the Vanderbilt Legends Club in Tennessee.

The No. 1-ranked Bruins began the day in fifth place and vaulted into a tie for second with North Carolina and Virginia with a two-day total of six-over at the midway point, but they still lost ground after the No. 2 Crimson Tide shot a second-round 285 to finish the second round with a two-day total of five-under.

Brianna Do shot one-under 71 Wednesday for UCLA's best round of the day while Erynne Lee, Lee Lopez and Tiffany Lua each shot 73. Do is in a tie for ninth in the individual competition with a two-day total of one under. She is five shots behind leader Brooke Pancake of Alabama.

Complete results are available here.

Women's golf fifth after first round of NCAAs

May, 22, 2012
UCLA will have to come from behind in order to defend its national title in women's golf after an opening-round of four-over 292 Tuesday at the Vanderbilt Legends Course in Franklin, Tenn., left the Bruins six shots behind first-place Alabama at the NCAA finals.

Brianna Do and Erynne Lee each shot even-par 72 to lead the top-ranked Bruins, who are tied for fifth place heading into Wednesday's second round. Lee Lopez shot 72 and Tiffany Lua had a 75 to round out UCLA's scoring. Last year, UCLA went wire-to-wire in winning the school's third national title in women's golf.

Full results from the opening round are available here.



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