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Tiffany Lua
Height: 5'4"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Rowland Heights, CA
High School: Los Altos
Summer 2012 -- Withdrew from the U.S. Women's Amateur because of an injured wrist ... Played on the U.S. Curtis Cup Team for the second time ... Compiled a record of 3-1-0 in all matches: 2-0-0 in foursomes, 1-0-0 in singles and 0-1-0 in four-ball ... Advanced to the Round of 32 at the USWAPL after tying for 20th (144, E) in stroke play.

2012 -- Finished the season ranked 13th by GolfWeek and 19th by GolfStat ... Earned NGCA Second-Team All-America honors and First-Team All-Pac-12 acclaim ... Also selected Pac-12 All-Academic Honorable Mention ... Led the team in Top 10 and Top 20 results (9) and rounds under par (14) ... Best finish was T2 at the Pac-12 Championship ... Also recorded T3 results at the ASU/PING and Pacific Coast Intercollegiate ... Placed fourth at the Regional Challenge ... Member of the DHR for Fall, Winter and Spring quarters.

Summer 2011 -- Tied for 10th in stroke play at the U.S. Women's Amateur with scores of 73-69--142 (E) ... In match play, she advanced to the Round of 16 before falling 3 & 2 to teammate Stephanie Kono ... Defeated Kelly Shon in 20 holes in the Round of 64 and Mackenzie Brooke Henderson 3 & 2 in the Round of 32 ... At the 109th North & South Amateur, she advanced to the second round before falling 6 & 4 to Courtney Gunter ... In the first round she beat Madison Overby, 3 & 1 ... Tied for 29th in stroke play at the 2011 U.S. Women's Amateur Publinks with scores of 81-73--154 (+12) ... Advanced to the semifinals of match play before falling, 2 & 1 to Marissa Dodd ... Won her first round match 2-up against Ciera Min ... Beat Christine Wolf 5 & 4 in the second round ... Won 1-up against Lauren Cate in the third round and beat Brittany Altomare 7 & 6 in the quarterfinals.

2010-11 -- Ended the season ranked 19th by GolfWeek and 20th by GolfStat ... Earned 2nd Team GolfWeek and NGCA All-America honors ... Tied for fourth at the NCAA Championship with scores of 71-71-70-75--287 (-1) ... Earned 1st Team All-Pac-10 honors ... Tied for first at the Landfall Traditions event with scores of 73-69-72--214 (-2), her first collegiate victory ... Tied for first at the Pac-10 Championship with scores of 68-72-70--210 (-6) before falling in a playoff ... Placed second at the PING/ASU Invite with scores of 67-74-72--213 (-3) ... Tied for third at the Regional Challenge with scores of 70-74-76--20 (+7) ... Tied for 13th at the SDSU event with scores of 77-72-74--223 (+7) ... Two-time DHR selection (Fall and Spring).

Summer 2010 -- Competed on the victorious U.S. Curtis Cup Team ... Was 1-2-0 in her matches against Great Britain and Ireland ... At the USWAPL, she tied for seventh in stroke play with scores of 72-72--144 (E), but lost in the first round of match play ... Tied for 47th in stroke play (74-75--149, +5) at the USWAM and lost in the first round of match play.

2009-10 -- Earned Second-Team All-America honors from the NGCA and GolfWeek ... Ended her freshman season ranked 25th by GolfWeek and 28th by GolfStat ... Earned Second-Team All-Pac-10 honors ... Was the Bruins' top finisher at the conference championship, tying for third place ... Also was the Bruins' top finisher at the NCAA Championship, tying for 27th ... Recorded four Top 10 and seven Top 20 results in 11 starts ... Tied for fifth at Turtle Bay with scores of 70-74-72--216 (E) ... Tied for sixth at Stanford with scores of 67-72-73--212 (-1) ... Her first-round score at Stanford was a collegiate best ... Tied for 10th at the Betsy Rawls event ... Fired a 68 (-4) in the final round of the PING/ASU tournament and tied for 17th.

USGA Events -- Veteran USGA competitor who has played in several U.S. Women's Amateur tournaments and three U.S. Women's Opens ... In 2009, she advanced to the semifinals of the U.S. Women's Amateur ... At the Amateur, she tied for sixth in stroke play with scores of 72-70--142 (E) ... Won 4 & 3 in the first round vs. Jenny Shin ... Won 3 & 1 in the second round against Brooke Beeler and 1-up in the third round against Michelle Shin ... Defeated Jessica Korda 3 & 2 in the quarterfinals before falling 3 & 2 to eventual champion Jennifer Song ... Also participated in U.S. Women's Ams in 2005, '07 and '08 ... At the 2008 USWAPL, she tied for 13th with scores of 76-75--151 ... In the first round she beat UCLA's Ryann O'Toole 4 & 3 ... Won 1-up in the second round against Jennie Lee ... In the third round she beat Tzu Chi Lin in 20 holes ... In the quarterfinals she won 3 & 2 against Stacey Kim before falling 4 & 3 to UCLA's Tiffany Joh, the eventual winner, in the semifinals ... Played in five U.S. Girls Championships (2004-08), advancing to the third round in 2007 ... Qualified for three U.S. Women's Opens (2007, '08, 09), and tied for 71st in 2008 with scores of 72-75-80-81--308 (+16).

Junior Golf -- Four-time AJGA All-American and a first-team selection in 2008 when she recorded five Top 10 results, including a runnerup finish at the Rolex Tournament of Champions ... Also a member of the Ping Jr. Solheim Cup (2007, "09), the Canon Cup West Team (2006, '08 and '09) and the Jr. Ryder Cup Team in 2008 ... She was on the winning team for the '09 Jr. Solheim Cup, all three Canon Cup West teams and the Jr. Ryder Cup squad ... Won the 2005 AJGA Future Legends with scores of 70-73-73 -- 216 and the '04 Ashworth Jr. at Hot Springs with scores of 75-70 -- 145.

High School -- Three-time MVP at Los Altos HS in Hacienda Heights where she played for Coach Neal Shapiro ... Three-time All-CIF selection and a first-team pick in 2008 and '09 ... Led the Conqueros to the 2008 Knabe Cup title and won medalist honors ... Holds the Los Altos HS record with a five-under par 31 for nine holes.

Personal -- Has two younger brothers ... Began playing golf at the age of eight ... Was a competitive swimmer until eighth grade ... Collects keychains as a hobby ... Chose UCLA because "the coaches were friendly, funny and caring, the team was like a family and because of its good academics and athletics" ... Lists her greatest thrills as "playing in three U.S. Women's Opens and making the cut in 2008 and having Nancy Lopez as my captain of the 2009 Ping Jr. Solheim Cup Team" ... Full name is Tiffany Kristen Lua ... Born in Monterey Park ... Psychology major.

Career Statistics

Year

Starts

Rds

Victories

Top 10

Top 20

Rnds < Par

Rnds < 70

Avg.

Low

2009-10

11

33

0

4

7

4

2

73.1

67

2010-11

11

34

1

5

8

10

4

73.0

67

2011-12

12

37

0

9

9

14

3

72.7

67

Totals

34

104

1

18

24

28

9

72.9

67

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