UCLA's Bronte Law captures 2016 ANNIKA Award after impressive junior year

UCLA's Bronte Law captures 2016 ANNIKA Award after impressive junior year

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UCLA's Bronte Law captures 2016 ANNIKA Award after impressive junior year

ORLANDO, Fla. – Bronte Law’s college career at UCLA has been one of progression.

As a freshman, Law won a tournament, posted a 73.1 scoring average and finished No. 33 in the Golfweek/Sagarin rankings. Last season, as a sophomore, Law upped her win total to two, led the Pac-12 in scoring average (71.9) and ended the year ranked No. 3.

Law’s junior season was her best yet. She won three times and posted four other finishes of T-4 or better, led the country with a 70.61 scoring average, and held the No. 1 spot in Golfweek‘s rankings at season’s end.

She also received the 2016 ANNIKA Award presented by 3M on Tuesday at Golf Channel’s studios in Orlando.

“For me it is such an honor to be associated with Annika (Sorenstam),” Law said in an interview with Golf Channel’s Lisa Cornwell. “All year it has really been my goal to win the ANNIKA Award. To see such good players win it in the previous two years, to be named the winner, it means so much. Not only because you are considered one of the best players in college golf, but the fact that it is voted for by your peers, the media, and all of the coaches.”

The ANNIKA Award is in its third year, but has already gone to two UCLA golfers: Law this year and Alison Lee in 2014. (Duke’s Leona Maguire won it last season.)

Law, who is from Stockport, England, is ranked fourth in the Women’s World Amateur Golf Ranking. She is expected to return to Los Angeles for her senior year at UCLA.

“I can’t explain how proud I am to be a Bruin,” Law said. “It is something I never thought I would experience.”

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