College Women

UCLA opens with 20-shot Mason Rudolph victory

UCLA won the Mason Rudolph by 20 shots. From left, Ani Gulugian, Erynne Lee, Louise Ridderstrom, Bronte Law and Alison Lee.
UCLA won the Mason Rudolph by 20 shots. From left, Ani Gulugian, Erynne Lee, Louise Ridderstrom, Bronte Law and Alison Lee. ( Photo submitted )

Monday, September 23, 2013

Final results

The UCLA women opened its fall season with a runaway victory in Tennessee, winning the Mason Rudolph Championship by 20 shots over Arizona State on Sunday. The Bruins posted a final-round 11-under 277 at Vanderbilt Legends Club that was 14 shots better than the next-best final-round score.

UCLA’s final round ties a school record set in 2008 and its 14-under 850 total earned the Bruins a fourth victory at the Mason Rudolph and marked head coach Carrie Forsyth’s 50th team victory at the school.

UCLA, No. 3 in Golfweek’s preseason rankings, counted final rounds of 4-under 68 from junior Erynne Lee and freshman Alison Lee. Erynne Lee won the individual title with a 7-under 209 (73-68-68), one shot ahead of Alison Lee at 210 (72-70-68).

The Bruins trailed Arizona State by four shots after Round 1, but led at the 36-hole mark. The Sun Devils finished second at 6-over 870, followed by Vanderbilt and Duke in a tie for third at 12-over 876. Alabama, Golfweek’s preseason No. 2 team, finished eighth (895).