Bruins Top Blue Devils for NCAA Championship

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College CentralThe second-ranked UCLA women's golf team won the 2004 NCAA Women's Golf Championships Saturday in the rain delayed final round in Opelika, Ala., at the Auburn National Golf Course.
 
The NCAA title was the UCLA's 92nd, best among all Division 1 schools, and its second of the 2003-04 academic year. It was the Bruins' second NCAA title in women's golf and 25th overall in women's athletics.
 
The Bruins played the final round in 2-over par 290 and finished with a 72-hole score of 1,148, 4 under par. UCLA defeated second-place Oklahoma State by three shots and top-ranked Duke by 11 strokes. Cal finished fourth at 20-over par 1,172, followed by Vanderbilt at 1,180, 28 over par.
 
Overall, the Bruins played the final nine holes in 5 under par, while Oklahoma State, which had to make up six shots since the end of play on Friday, played the back nine in 3 under par. Duke, which had won 10 tournaments during the season by an average of 22 shots, played the final nine holes in 2 over par.

Individually, the Bruins received clutch performances from All-Americans Charlotte Mayorkas and Susie Mathews. Mayorkas played the back nine on Saturday in 3-under-par 33 for a final round score of 70. Mathews played the inward nine in 2-under-par 34 for an even par round of 72.
 
On the final leaderboard, Mathews finished third at 8-under-par 280, and Mayorkas placed fourth at 4-under-par 284.
 
Senior Gina Umeck tied for 16th at 3-over-par 291 after a final round 73. Freshman Hannah Jun and senior Krystal Shearer tied for 49th place at 10-over-par 298. Shearer, who played the final nine holes in 1 under par, shot a 75 on Saturday. Jun posted a 77.
 
Cal's Sarah Huarte won the individual title at 10-under-par 278 with a final round score of 69. After a first round 73, she played the final 54 holes in 11 under par. Oklahoma State's Karin Sjodin finished second at 9-under 279 with a final round of 71.