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.

Women's Rankings »

1Alison LeeUCLA  69.96 
2Stephanie MeadowAlabama  70.17 
3Gaby LopezArkansas  70.29 
4Noemi JimenezArizona St  70.31 
5Celine BoutierDuke  70.40 

Women's Team Rankings »

1Southern California 70.64  13 
2UCLA 70.83  12 
3Duke 70.89  11 
4Stanford 71.74  13 
5Arizona State 71.75  12 

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).

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