English women’s champion Bronte Law has just received a top award in US women’s college golf.
Law, from Bramhall in Cheshire and a student at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), has been named the PING WGCA Player of the Year. She follows previous recipients such as Lorena Ochoa and Annika Sorenstam.
The award is made by the Women’s Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) and identifies the finest player for the past year. The criteria include performance in head to head competition, scoring average, place finishes and comparison with opponents.
During the year, Law had three tournament wins – taking her to a college career total of six – and seven top five finishes. She had 20 rounds under par and 11 in the 60s over the course of the season, and her stroke average of 70.61 is the lowest in a single season since Lorena Ochoa’s average of 70.13 in 2002.
Law, 21, is the world number four, has won the English women’s championship for the past two years and will play in her third Curtis Cup match next month.