Women's Golf Travels To Florida For NCAA Championships

May 21, 2007

CARDINAL WOMEN TRAVEL TO FLORIDA FOR POSTSEASON PLAY: The No. 14 Stanford women's golf team heads to Daytona Beach, Florida for the 2007 NCAA Division I NCAA Championships, May 22-25 at the Legends Course at LPGA International (par 72, 6,351 yards). The Cardinal are making their 19th consecutive appearance at the championships. Twenty four teams as well as six individuals will vie for collegiate women's golf top prize.The NCAA Division I Women's Golf National Championship is hosted by UCF and the Central Florida Sports Commission.

PARTICIPANTS: A total of 24 teams and six individuals from across the country have qualified for the 2007 NCAA Championships. The field includes (regional in which team advanced from in parentheses): Alabama (East), Arizona (Central), Arizona State (West), Auburn (East), Brigham Young (West), Denver (West), Dukze (East), Georgia (Central), Indiana (Central), Louisville (East), Michigan State (Central), New Mexico (West), Oklahoma State (West), Pepperdine (West), Purdue (East), Southern California (Central), Stanford (West), TCU (Central), Tennessee (Central), UC Irvine (West), UCLA (East), Vanderbilt (Central), Wake Forest (East). Individual qualifiers are Kay Hoey, Long Beach State (West), Lene Krog, East Carolina (East), Stacy Lewis, Arkansas (Central), Kelly Nakashima, Idaho (West), Pamela Ontiveros, Oral Roberts (Central), Caroline Westrup, Florida State (East).

FORMAT: Seventy-two holes of stroke play golf over four days of competition shall decide the team and individual champions. The tournament features 18 holes of play on each date starting at 8:00 a.m. ET. Participants will play in threesomes during the competition. Teams participating in the NCAA Championship shall consist of a maximum of five players (with four scores counting each day toward the team total). First and second round team pairings are determined by seeding. Following the second round of competition, team scores shall determine the pairings. Split tees (#1 and #10) will be used during each round. Team and individual ties shall be broken in accordance with NCAA rules.

TICKET INFORMATION: Tickets for competitive rounds are $10 for daily tickets and $25 for an all-tournament badge. They can be purchased at the event or by calling the Central Florida Sports Commission at 407-648-4900. Admission to the practice rounds is free.

FIRST/SECOND ROUND PAIRINGS: Stanford will be paired with Southern California and Duke for the first and second rounds with tee times beginning at 12:30 p.m. from the first tee on Tuesday and tee times beginning at 8 a.m. from the 10th tee on Wednesday.

RESULTS: Live scoring of the NCAA Championship will be available at golfstat.com.

ABOUT THE COURSE: Arthur Hills' creative design of the Legends Course incorporates the various elements that help to create legends in golf ... rolling greens, tight fairways, and strategic hazard placement. At the same time, it tests a player's skill level in course management and shot-making. The course's design provides a challenge for every level of golfer.

2007 NCAA WEST REGIONAL RESULTS: Junior Mari Chun helped the Stanford women's golf team to a share of the team title at the NCAA West Regional at the Snow Canyon Country Club in St. George, Utah. The Cardinal tied Oklahoma State for first place to advance to the NCAA Division I Women's Golf Championship. Stanford shot a 287 on the final day to bring their three round total to 874. Stanford victory at the West Regional was the first in school history. Chun led the charge for Stanford on the final day carding a two-under par 69. Chun tied for third overall with a one-over 214 (73-72-69). Three birdies on the back nine helped the junior with her under par score. Senior Jennifer Tangtiphaiboontana (69-79-72) tied for 10th along with teammate Catherina Wang (73-73-74) with a seven over 220. Cardinal Lauren Todd wrapped up play tied for 25th on the individual leaderboard with a 12-over 225 (72-76-77). Freshman Angela King tied for 48th after shooting a one over par 72 in the final round to bring her three round total to 230 (79-79-72).

LAST YEAR AT NCAAS: Stanford tied for 13th last year at the NCAA Championships with a four-round score of 1,209 (307-301-295-306) ... Jennifer Tangtiphaiboontana tied for 16th individually after carding an eight-over par 296 for the tournament (74-71-72-79) ... Mari Chun tied for 27th in her first appearance at NCAA's recording a 298 (80-73-71-74) ... Teammate Lauren Todd tied for 75th overall with a 308 (77-78-75-78).

ALL-CONFERENCE HONORS: Three Stanford golfers received all-conference honors earlier this month as Jennifer Tangtiphaiboontana, Lauren Todd and Mari Chun were named second-team selections on the 2007 Pacific-10 All-Conference team.

CARDINAL NOTES: Stanford has finished in the the top 10 in all 10 tournaments this season with five top five finishes ... The Cardinal recorded tournament victories at the Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational, Peg Barnard Collegiate and the NCAA West Regional ... Junior Mari Chun leads the team with a 73.3 stroke average ... Senior Jennifer Tangtiphaiboontana has nine top 25 individual finishes including five top 10 ... Chun has eight top 25 finishes including six top 10 ... Senior Lauren Todd has seven top 25 finishes this season with four top 10 ... Chun won individual medalist honors at the Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational during the fall.

NCAA NOTES: Stanford's best team finish at NCAA's was a runner-up showing in 2000 ... They have finished fourth three times (1997, 1995, 1992) ... The Cardinal's last top 10 finish at NCAA's was in 2001 when they placed ninth.