Four Pac-10 Women's Golf Teams Tee Off NCAA Title Run
May 18, 2009
OWINGS MILLS, Md.-- Competition begins Tuesday as Arizona State, UCLA, USC and Arizona all compete towards a team title at the 2009 NCAA Women's Golf Championships. Oregon's Catherine Bristow will compete as an individual. The four-round tournament, hosted by Georgetown, will be held at the par-72, 6,443-yard Caves Valley Golf Club.
Arizona State and UCLA each won their respective regionals to earn No. 1 seeds. The Sun Devils and the Bruins will be paired together, along with the East Regional No. 1 seed Denver, in the first round of Championship competition.
The NCAA Championship field includes (Golfweek Rankings): No. 1 Arizona State, No. 2 UCLA, No. 3 USC, No. 4 Oklahoma State, No. 5 Wake Forest, No. 6 Virginia, No. 7 Alabama, No. 9 Purdue, No. 10 LSU, No. 11 Duke, No. 12 North Carolina, No. 13 Denver, No. 14 Pepperdine, No. 15 Georgia, No. 17 Arizona, No. 21 Michigan State, No. 22 New Mexico, No. 24 Tennessee, No. 26 Ohio State, No. 28 Tulane, No. 29 UC Irvine and No. 31 TCU.
Last season, the Pac-10 took home both the team and individual titles with USC claiming its second NCAA Championship (2008, 2003) and Arizona State junior Azahara Munoz capturing individual medalist honors.
The Trojans, winning their fourth-straight tournament, bested second-place UCLA by six strokes to nab the team title. ASU's Munoz' Championship victory was the first individual title of her career. The Sun Devil was the sixth all-time NCAA individual medalist in program history.
Eight teams and two individuals, not on a selected team, advanced from each region from 324 regional participants. All participants will compete throughout the entire 72 holes of championship competition. In the team competition, the low four scores from each team will count in each day's total score.
ALL-TIME NCAA CHAMPIONS
(Pac-10 participants bolded)
YEAR TEAM CHAMPION INDIVIDUAL CHAMPION SCHOOL
1982 Tulsa Kathy Baker Tulsa
1983 TCU Penny Hammel Miami (Fla.)
1984 Miami (Fla.) Cindy Schreyer Georgia
1985 Florida Danielle Ammaccapane Arizona St.
1986 Florida Page Dunlap Florida
1987 San Jose St. Caroline Keggi New Mexico
1988 Tulsa Melissa McNamara Tulsa
1989 San Jose St. Pat Hurst San Jose St.
1990 Arizona St. Susan Slaughter Arizona
1991 UCLA Annika Sorenstam Arizona
1992 San Jose St. Vicki Goetze Georgia
1993 Arizona St. Charlotta Sorenstam Texas
1994 Arizona St. Emilee Klein Arizona St.
1995 Arizona St. Kristel Mourgue d'Algue Arizona St.
1996 Arizona Marisa Baena Arizona
1997 Arizona St. Heather Bowie Texas
1998 Arizona St. Jennifer Rosales USC
1999 Duke Grace Park Arizona St.
2000 Arizona Jenna Daniels Arizona
2001 Georgia Candy Hannemann Duke
2002 Duke Virada Nirapathpongporn Duke
2003 USC Mikaela Parmlid USC
2004 UCLA Sarah Huarte California
2005 Duke Anna Grzebien Duke
2006 Duke Dewi Schreefel USC
2007 Duke Stacy Lewis Arkansas
2008 USC Azahara Munoz Arizona St.