Lee wins, UCLA is second

Erynne Lee of UCLA won for the fourth time in her college career and helped the Bruins finish second in the Bruin Wave Invitational in wet conditions at El Caballero Country Club in Tarzana.

Lee, a senior from Silverdale, Wash., posted a score of 73-73-70–216, even par, and won by five strokes over Sirene Blair of San Diego State, who totaled 73-75-73–221 to tie for second with Anica Yoo of Oregon State, who finished at 74-71-76–221.

“Not only was it mentally exhausting yesterday, but there were many downpours which caused some of the greens to flood,” Lee, who has finished in the top 10 in four of her last five tournaments, told the Daily Bruin.

“However, the last day was really nice and when we don’t have to worry about the weather it’s always good for the team.”

Bronte Law of UCLA came in fourth at 70-77-75–222, Tatiana Wijaya of Pepperdine tied for sixth at 75-73-75–223 and Kassidy Teare of Long Beach State wound up at 74-74-76–224 and tied for eighth with Lauren Kim of Stanford, who came in at 72-72-80–224.

Lucia Gutierrez led Cal in a tie for 17th at 73-78-76–227 and Vanessa Ha of San Francisco tied for 33rd at 77-80-75–332.

Washington took home the team title at 294-293-303–890, followed by UCLA at 296-309-294–889, Oklahoma State at 299-308-294–901, San Diego State at 303-301-305–909, Stanford at 298-304-309–911 and Pepperdine at 312-304-299–915.

“After having Alison Lee turn pro, there were a lot of question marks about what we were going to accomplish without her in the lineup,” UCLA Coach Carrie Forsyth said. “But we still believe we’re a really good team and I have no doubts that down the road we’re going to put three rounds together and win a tournament.”

Long Beach State was eighth at 307-309-307–923, Cal finished 12th at 308-325-299–932, and San Francisco wound up 13th at 316-311-320–947.

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