UCLA Head Coach tipping Wilson to shine this season


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UCLA Head Coach Carrie Forsyth is hoping Annabel Wilson can reap confidence from her semi-final run at the U.S. Women’s Amateur and enjoy a much-improved collegiate season this term.

Wilson went down to eventual beaten finalist, Monet Chun at Chambers Bay but was proud of her efforts, particularly coming off the back of a season that had fallen short of Wilson’s usual lofty standards. 

“It’s a great game,” an emotional Wilson said. “You’re always learning, always battling, whether that’s on the course or what you’re working on off it. I will just keep going, keep sticking with it and that’s what I did today.” 

Wilson HAD competed in just four regular season events amassing 12 rounds total prior to the tournament, struggling for form with a 77.6 stroke average. However, now into her Senior year, Forsyth hopes the Lurgan star can shine once more having enjoyed six top-10 finishes prior to losing form last season.

“I was so impressed with the way she prepared for the Women’s Amateur because she really didn’t have any tournaments over the summer to get ready for it – she was just kind of doing it on her own,” Coach Forsyth told Golf Channel.

“She put together an amazing practice plan and really gained something in her confidence and I’m really hoping this season it’s going to be her time to shine because she’s just grown so much as a player.”

Wilson opened her Blessings Invitational account on Monday with an 11-over par round of 83.

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