Vu claims Women’s Southern California Amateur

Lilia Vu continued a very successful summer for the UCLA women’s golf team.

Vu, a sophomore from Fountain Valley, shot 4-under-par 68 in the final round to win the Women’s Southern California Amateur Championship by two strokes over Haley Moore of Escondido at Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club.

Nursing a one-stroke lead, Vu virtually wrapped up the title when she holed her second shot from 138 yards for an eagle on the 16th hole.

“It kind of felt like college golf again because this is like a typical pairing,” said Vu, who played in a threesome with Moore of Arizona and Karen Chung of USC, two of her opponents during the Pacific 12 Conference season. “It just felt really comfortable to me.

” … I couldn’t see (her eagle) go in, but I heard the spectators yelling that it did I knew I hit a good shot, and I really wanted a birdie, so it was awesome to hear it had gone in.”

Vu finished with a score of 71-71-68–210, 6-under-par, followed by Moore at 73-70-69–212, Chung at 73-67-76–216, Megan Kim of Redondo Beach at 73-71-74–218 and Calista Reyes of San Diego at 71-73-75–219.

Yoonju Shin of Irvine was sixth at 72-77-71–220, while Victoria Morgan of Pasadena totaled 74-75-72–221 to tie for seventh with Mallory Muehlbauer of Vista, who finished at 71-74-76–221, and Jiyoon Jang of Rancho Mirage shot 77-72-73-222 to tie for ninth with Brigitte Dunne of Camarillo, who came in at 75-73-74–222.

Earlier this summer, UCLA senior Bronte Law of England captured the European Ladies’ Amateur Championship, sophomore Bethany Wu of Diamond Bar won the 86th Women’s Trans National and junior Lydia Choi of Beverly Hills claimed the 95th Los Angeles City Women’s Championship.

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