Ridderstrom, UCLA win at Bruin-Wave Invitational

Louise Ridderstrom, a UCLA senior from Sweden, claimed her first college victory by beating teammate Bronte Law with a par on the second playoff hole as the fifth-ranked Bruins won the Bruin Wave Invitational by 14 strokes over Arizona State at San Luis Obispo Country Club in San Luis Obispo.

Ridderstrom closed with a 5-under-par to get into the playoff with Law, who is No. 3 in the nation, and after both players made par on the first extra hole they both hit into a greenside bunker on the second, but only Ridderstrom was able to get up-and-down.

After Ridderstrom sank her seven-foot putt, Law missed from four feet.

UCLA, coached by Carrie Forsyth, claimed its second victory of the season with a score of 289-287-292–868, 4-under, followed by Arizona State at 293-293-296–882 and California at 295-298-295–888.

San Diego State totaled 299-290-300–889 to tie for fourth with Oklahoma State, which wound up at 297-294-298–889, while New Mexico was sixth at 302-297-299–898.

Stanford was seventh at 291-305-307–903, followed by Washington at 294-308-311–913, New Mexico State at 314-313-293–920, and co-host Pepperdine at 306-305-310–921.

Cal Poly (San Luis Obispo) was 11th at 311-307-304–922, Cal State-Northridge was 15th at 329-302-324–955 and UC Irvine finished 16th at 309-324-327–960.

Ridderstrom posted a score of 75-71-67–213, 3-under, while Law, a junior from England, finished at 72-70-71–213. Emma Henrikson of San Diego State was third at 75-68-72–215, followed by Maddie McCrary of Oklahoma State at 75-71-70–216.

Hannah Suh shot 71-73-73–217 to tie for fifth with Cal teammate Lucia Gutierrez, who finished at 71-72-74–217, and Lilia Vu of UCLA, who came in at 69-72-76–217, while Georgia Lacey of San Diego State was eighth at 72-73-73–218.

Shannon Aubert led Stanford in a tie for 12th at 73-72-75–220, Marissa Chow of Pepperdine tied for 29th at 77-75-78–230, Madison Hirsch of Cal Poly (SLO) tied for 31st at 78-78-75–231 and Arinda Bhanaraksa of Cal State Northridge shot 77-74-84–235 and wound up in a tie for 46th that included Samantha Chan of UC Irvine, who totaled 78-77-80–235.



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