BANDON, Ore. --- Chattanooga Mocs departing senior Christine Wolf (Igls, Austria) had her run end at the United States Women's Amateur Public Links Thursday losing 5&4 to Tiffany Lua on the Bandon Trail Course at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort. Lua is the No. 21 player in the world and a rising junior at UCLA.
It was all Lua from the start. The Bruins star recorded birdies on holes two, four and five to take a quick 3up lead. A par on seven moved the lead to 4up through seven.
Wolf struggled to make birdies and Lua did not make a mistake. Wolf birdied eight, but it was matched by Lua, who registered five birdies on the day without a single blemish on her card.
After the birdie on eight, Wolf parred five straight holes before a bogey on 14 ended the match. Lua, a member of the United States' 2010 Curtis Cup squad, did not flinch. She played her 14 holes at minus five, never giving Wolf an opening.
"I played well," said Wolf, the No. 3 seed in match play. "My ball striking was solid hitting all but two greens, but I just didn't make the putts. You have to give Tiffany all the credit; she played great from start-to-finish."
Wolf's whirlwind USGA tour continues next week with the U.S. Women's Open at the Broadmoor (East Course) in Colorado Springs, Colo. She qualified for the Open in May at Deerfield Country Club in Jacksonville, Fla. She is the first Mocs golfer to play in the event.
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