It takes a big personality to ease into life in Los Angeles.
UCLA sophomore Bronte Law’s hometown is thousands of miles and an ocean away, but she’s found her new home in Southern California.
“The big thing with Bronte is just she really enjoys living. She’s got a lot of friends, she’s active socially, she doesn’t only do golf or only do school,” said UCLA head coach Carrie Forsyth. “She’s embraced everything we’ve done. She seems to really be enjoying her time.”
Said Law: “I’ve always lived close to a city, so living in LA wasn’t a big shock for me. I’m used to being around lots of people and always being busy, so I feel really comfortable in my surroundings.”
In her second year as a Bruin, the Stockport, England, native has excelled this season, winning among strong fields at the Stanford Intercollegiate and Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge. Success at some of the top tournaments in the country has given Law the most head-to-head wins against top-25 golfers in the Golfweek/Sagarin rankings and the No. 2 spot on that list. She earned a spot on March 6 ANNIKA Award Watch List.
Forsyth attributes a cleaned-up putting stroke and the experience of a year at UCLA under Law’s belt for the success.
“I’ve just been focusing on all areas of my game, trying to gain more consistency,” said Law. “I’ve been working really hard on the mental side of my game, which is the main reason I’ve been playing well so far.”
After the 2014 Annika Award winner, Alison Lee, left the team to go pro between the fall and spring seasons, Law was given the chance to take an expanded leadership role.
“She’s got a great game and she has so many strong leadership qualities because of her strong personality. This is a really nice opportunity for her and the other girls on our team,” said Forsyth. “When you have a player like Alison that gets a lot of attention, sometimes these players get overlooked.
“Now, it’s their time to step up and show what they’ve got.”