KirkwoodGolf: Pac 12 Women's Championship in California

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Pac 12 Women's Championship in California

Bronte Law shoots final 66 but finishes 

second as does her college, UCLA

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 Bronte Law (right) is congratulated by her UCLA team-mates after a final-round 66


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PLEASANTON, California: The top-ranked University of California-Los Angeles Bruins attempted a valiant comeback in the final round of the Pac-12 Championships, but ultimately finished in second place, three shots back of of winners Southern Calfornia.
Third-year student Bronte Law, the English women's amateur champion, was runner-up in the individual championship, despite shooting a six-under-par 66 in the final round.
The Bruins began the final round 13 shots back of the Trojans and posted a five-under 283 on Wednesday. UCLA's 15-under total of 849 was a season best and best-ever total at a conference championship, but was three shy of Southern Cal's -18 total.
The Bruins posted the best score for the tournament on the par 5's at 21-under and were tied for first in par 3 scoring at +1. Law  (70-70-66) finished at 10-under 206, which was one shot back of Arizona State's freshman from Sweden, Linnea Strom (71-68-66 for 205). 
Bronte's 66 was bogey free and had birdies at the first, fourth, sixth, 13th, 15th and 18 holes.
Strom, starting the last round a shot ahead of the English player, also produced a bogey-free 66 under pressure, with birdies at the third, fourth, 10th, 11th, 13th and 18th. Level with Law as she stood on the 18th tee, Strom birdied the last for victory.
Charlotte Thomas, from Singapore/Surrey,  a final-year student at Washington University, finished T5 on 210 with scores of 75, 67 and 68.
Team totals:
846 Southern Cal. 849 UCLA. 851 Arizona State. 856 Arizona. 864 Colorado. 866 Washington (6th of 11 teams).
Next up for the Bruins are the NCAA Regionals, as 72 teams will find out where their post-season journeys begin. Golf Channel will air the Regional selections on Monday at 3 p.m. The four Regionals will take place May 5-7 in Baton Rouge (Louisiana), Bryan (Texas), Shoal Creek (Alabama) and Stanford (California).