NCAA women's golf regionals: Pac-12 sends six teams, three individuals to championships
The NCAA Regionals wrapped up on Saturday, and the Pac-12 will be well-represented in the championships later this month. The Conference of Champions had six teams and three individuals qualify for the next level. For complete results, visit golfstatresults.com.
St. George Regional (Entrada at Snow Canyon Country Club – St. George, Utah)
The No. 1 Trojans never faltered, as they collected their sixth-straight regional title on Saturday, never falling out of first place. USC finished 28-over par and was lead by sophomore Gabriella Then. Then shot a four-under on Saturday to move herself up 15 spots and finish fourth. Annie Park finished fifth.
Stanford put together another strong day on the course and finished second to claim their spot in the championship. The Cardinal shot six-over, tied with Arkansas for the round-best. Lauren Kim had a great day, as her par for the day moved her up seven spots and helping her finish in a tie for seventh overall.
Despite slipping a bit in the last two days, Cal is headed to its second-straight championship after finishing sixth with a score of forty eight-over. Sophomore Lucia Gutierrez had her best round of the weekend, shooting two-over and moving up three spots to finish tied for twenty sixth.
Washington State was represented well by individual freshman Alivia Brown. Brown's par on Saturday moved her up six spots to finish sixth and earned her a spot in the championship, as she finished in the top three of individuals not on a qualifying team.
Colorado fell short, but finished up the regional by playing their its golf on Saturday. The Buffs finished in twelfth at sixty six-over, moving up three spots from Friday. Esther Lee had her best round of the weekend at one-over, moving her up 11 spots into a tie for thirteenth.
South Bend Regional (Warren Golf Course – South Bend, Indiana)
Arizona wrapped up play on Saturday with their highest team score of the weekend at 300, but their fourth-place finish earned them their third-straight championship appearance. Lindsey Weaver finished third and one-under after shooting two-over on Saturday.
San Antonio Regional (Briggs Ranch Golf Club – San Antonio, Texas)
The Bruins jumped up two spots to finish second and punch their ticket to their fifteenth-consecutive championship. UCLA was tied with Baylor for a round-best seven-under on Saturday, helped by Bronte Law's three-under. She stayed in second overall, and teammate Lydia Choi moved up 14 spots to finish fifth.
Washington will join the other Pac-12 teams at the championship after finishing two-under and in fourth. Charlotte Thomas led the way for the Huskies, ending the weekend up five spots and tied for tenth. Her four birdies on Saturday helped her finish at three-under for the regional.
Arizona State fell short as team, closing out the weekend seven-over and in ninth place, but they'll be represented at the championship. Sophomore Monica Vaughn had a banner day on Saturday, shooting three-under and skyrocketing up 13 spots to finished tied for sixth to qualify as an individual.
Oregon State will also send an individual to the championship. Senior Anica Yoo jumped up three spots to end the weekend at four-under and tied with ASU's Vaughn for a spot in the next round.
The Ducks aren't headed to the championship, but they have plenty to be proud of. The team had a strong Saturday, moving up one spot to finished eighth, three strokes from sixth. Oregon's total score of 865 was also the lowest three-day score in school history. Cathleen Santoso's one-under on Saturday jumped her up 15 spots into a tie for twenty-third.