Six Pac-12 Women’s Golf Teams To Compete At NCAA Championship

Douglass Taylor

SAN FRANCISCO—Six Pac-12 Conference women’s golf teams and two individuals have advanced through regional play and will compete at the NCAA Women’s Golf Championship at The Eugene Country Club in Eugene, Ore (University of Oregon, host), May 20-23.

A quarter of the 24-team tournament will represent the Pac-12 Conference. Representing the Pac-12 will be ARIZONA, UCLA, Conference Champion USC, STANFORD, WASHINGTON, and OREGON. In addition, standout freshman ARIZONA STATE’s Linnea Strom, Pac-12 Individual Champion, and CALIFORNIA’s freshman, Marrianne Li. The championship features 24 teams and 12 individuals to participate in 54 holes of stroke play. The top 15 teams along with the top nine individuals not on an advancing team will advance for one additional day of stroke play to determine the top eight teams for match play competition and the 72-hole stroke play individual champion. The top eight teams then compete in match play for the championship.

ARIZONA, led by senior, Lindsey Weaver and Sophomore Krystal Quihuis, the Wildcats will head to Eugene Country Club after claiming second place at Traditions Golf Club in the Bryan, Texas Regional. The high winds caused major challenges on the course. No athlete shot under par on Saturday. The Wildcats shot 864 to go even par in Regional play.

UCLA’s Bronte Law remains at the top of the National rankings as the Bruins compete for their fourth National title. Law tied for first place at the Bryan, Texas Regional with Georgia’s Bailey Tardy. UCLA finished third to move forward in NCAA Championship play. This marks UCLA’s 14th straight NCAA appearance.

USC, the Pac-12 Conference Champions, tied for the top spot as they clinched their berth to Eugene for the 19th straight time. Juniors Tiffany Chan and Gabriella Then finished in the top-10 to lead the Trojans to their sixth first place performance.

Junior Casey Danielson led the charge for STANFORD placing fourth at the Stanford Regional to help her team tie for first place with USC. Senior Mariah Stackhouse finished in a tie for sixth shooting 212 (-1). The contending National Champions were able to surge from behind to capture their fourth victory of the season.

WASHINGTON earned its sixth top-three performance by finishing third at the Baton Rouge Regionals. The Huskies shot 1-under par (863). Charlotte Thomas placed third after shooting 5-under par (211). Thomas’ third place finish marks her 25th career top-10 finish and ranks first all time at Washington.

The nationally ranked Ducks head into NCAA Championships. OREGON was able to hold on to their qualifying spot with a fifth-place finish as a team in the Baton Rouge Regional shooting 882 (+18) just two strokes over sixth place BYU. Junior Cathleen Santoso carded 1-over par (217) as she ended her final round anchoring the Ducks at Baton Rouge Regionals.

Freshman Marianne Li will represent CALIFORNIA as an individual after tying for first place at the Shoal Creek Regional in Shoal Creek, Ala. Li is the first California student-athlete to qualify for NCAA Championships as an individual and is one of three Bears to compete in each tournament this season.

Freshman Linnea Strom continued her impressive year by landing a position in the NCAA Championship as an individual. Strom, Pac-12 Individual Champion, shot 1-under par (215) to tie for 7th place and solidify a trip to Eugene, Ore.

Pac-12 Success - The Pac-12 Conference has claimed 16 NCAA team titles and produced 14 NCAA individual champions. Since 2005, the Pac-12 has earned five NCAA team titles (2008 - USC ; 2009 - ASU; 2011 – UCLA; 2013 – USC; 2015 - Stanford) and four NCAA individual titles (2006 - Dewi Schreefel, USC; 2008 - Azahara Muñoz, ASU; 2013 - Annie Park, USC; 2014 - Doris Chen, USC).

NCAA Championships Format

All 24 teams and 12 individuals advancing from regional play will complete 54-holes of stroke play. Following 72 holes of competition, an individual champion will be declared along with finishers 2-15. The top eight teams after 54 holes of play will be placed into a bracket with the number one seed playing the number eight seed, the number two seed versus the number seven seed, the number three seed versus the number six seed, and the number four seed versus the number five seed competing in match play. A total of five points will be available with one point being awarded for each individual match. Winning teams will advance to the semifinals and subsequently the finals. The first team to win three points within a match will advance, or in the case of the final match be declared the national champion.

Pac-12 Championship Team Results

(Par 72, 6458 yards)

1. Southern California...........................278-275-293—846 (-18)

2. UCLA ………………………………...282-284-283—849 (-15)

3. Arizona State…………………………285-284-282—851 (-13)

4. Arizona……………………………….286-280-290—856 (-8)

5. Colorado……………………………...286-284-294—864 (E)

6. Washington…………………………..289-292-285—866 (+2)

7. Stanford……………………………....287-294-290—871 (+7)

8. Oregon………………………………..286-289-303—878 (+14)

9. California……………………………..295-289-297—881 (+17)

10. Oregon State………………………..292-293-297—882 (+18)

11. Washington State…………………...287 294 303 884 (+20)

Pac-12 Championship Top-10 Individuals

(Par 70, 7,257 yards)

1.    Linnea Strom, ASU…………………71-68-66—205 (-11)

2.    Bronte Law, UCLA………………….70-70-66—206  (-10)

T3.  Gabriella Then, USC………………..70-65-73—208 (-8) 

T3.  Lilia Vu, UCLA………………………70-69-69—208  (-8) 

T5.  Alexis Keating, COLO……………….70-66-74—210 (-6) 

T5.  Krystal Quihuis, ARIZ……………….72-69-69—210  (-6) 

T5.  Charlotte Thomas, WASH…………..75-67-68—210 (-6) 

T5.  Monica Vaughn, ASU……………….69-72-69—210 (-6)  

9.    Haley Moore, ARIZ………………….66-72-73—211  (-5)

T10. Tiffany Chan, USC………………….67-72-74—213  (-3)  

T10. Karen Chung, USC…………………71-69-73—213  (-3) 

All-Pac-12 Honors

All-Pac-12 First Team

   

Name

School

Year

Tiffany Chan

 USC

JR

Karen Chung

 USC

JR

Lauren Kim

 Stanford

SR

Bronte Law

 UCLA

JR

Esther Lee

 Colorado

JR

Robynn Ree

 USC

FR

Mariah Stackhouse

 Stanford

SR

Linnea Strom

 Arizona St.

FR

Hannah Suh

 California

SR

Charlotte Thomas

 Washington

SR

Monica Vaughn

 Arizona St.

JR

Lilia Vu

 UCLA

FR

   

 

All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention

 

Name

School

Year

Shannon Aubert

 Stanford

SO

Lucia Gutierrez

 California

JR

Ying Luo

 Washington

SR

Louise Ridderstrom

 UCLA

SR

Gabriella Then

 USC

JR

Krystal Quihuis

 Arizona

SO

Bethany Wu

 UCLA

FR

Caroline Inglis

 Oregon

SR

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