No. 1-ranked Law leads UCLA in East Lake Cup

Top-ranked Bronte Law leads No. 5 UCLA into the second annual East Lake Cup, which pits four of the top women’s and men’s college teams in a three-day event beginning Monday at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta.

The Bruins will be joined by fourth-ranked Stanford, the 2014 NCAA champion and 2015 runner-up, defending national champion Washington and No. 25 Duke.

“UCLA is very excited to have the opportunity to compete in the East Lake Cup this year,” Coach Carrie Forsyth said. “We had an excellent postseason run last year and feel fortunate to have the chance to participate in such a prestigious event held on an amazing golf course.

“This will be our first time playing in this tournament, and we look forward to the match-play format, and all the exciting golf we are sure to experience.”

On the men’s side, Oregon, the defending NCAA champion and No. 20 in the current rankings, will face top-ranked Illinois, No. 2 Vanderbilt and No. 14 Texas.

Featured in the men’s tournament are top-ranked Wyndham Clark of Oregon, No. 3 Dylan Meyer of Illinois, No. 5 Gavin Hall of Texas, No. 6 Mattias Schwab of Vanderbilt, No. 8 Doug Ghim of Texas, No. 14 Patrick Martin of Vanderbilt, No. 21 Nick Hardy of Illinois.

Joining Law (pictured), the 2015 NCAA Player of the Year, in the women’s field are No. 2 Leona Maguire of Duke, who represented Ireland in the Olympic Games, No. 7 Andrea Lee of Stanford, No. 10 Casey Danielson of Stanford, No. 27 Lilia Vu of UCLA and No. 31 Bethany Wu of UCLA.

Illinois captured the inaugural men’s event last year and USC won the women’s tournament at East Lake, where the PGA Tour plays its Tour Championship at the end of every season to determine the winner of the FedExCup.

The individual stroke-play championship will be held on Monday, followed by match-play semifinals on Tuesday and the match-play final on Tuesday.

The tournament will be telecast each day from noon-3 p.m. EDT on Golf Channel.

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