Women Of Troy Resume Competition At Local Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge

Feb. 10, 2006

The No. 8 USC women's golf team will resume its 2005-2006 schedule in front of hometown fans when it plays in the Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge from Feb. 13-15 at the Palos Verdes (Calif.) G.C. Led by senior Irene Cho and sophomore Dewi-Claire Schreefel, the Women of Troy will be competing in a 15-team field that features 12 teams ranked in the current Golfweek.com Top 25.

The field includes USC, No. 2 UCLA, No. 5 Pepperdine, No. 7 Arkansas, No. 9 Vanderbilt, No. 15 Washington, No. 16 Stanford, No. 18 Arizona, No. 19 Ohio State, No. 21 California, 23 New Mexico, No. 25 Florida, Oklahoma State, Tulane and Wake Forest.

The three-day event will be held on the par 71 Palos Verdes G.C. (5,912 yards). First-round action is scheduled to begin with a 9 a.m. start Monday (Feb. 13). The second round is set for 9 a.m. Tuesday and the final round will begin with a shotgun start at 8:15 a.m. Wednesday. Live scoring will be available at www.golfstat.com. USC finished seventh at this event last season.

Senior Irene Cho enters the Spring schedule as USC's top golfer from the Fall, posting a team-best 72.67 stroke average through Troy's first four tournaments. She finished second at both the Edean Ihlanfeldt and Kent Youel Invitationals, helping USC to a tournament title in the latter. She also finished fifth at the Stanford Pepsi Intercollegiate.

Sophomore Dewi-Claire Schreefel, who led USC with a 74.23 stroke average as a freshman in 2004-2005, is currently second on the team with an 18-hole average of 74.00. She posted two top 10 finishes in the Fall, tying for sixth at the Branch Law Firm/Dick McGuire Invite and taking seventh at the Kent Youel Invitational.

Junior Catalina Marin is averaging 75.56 strokes per round and boasts an eighth-place tie at the Kent Youel Invitational. Sophomore Paola Moreno, senior Tanya Dergal, and junior Veronica Felibert are averaging 76.11, 76.17 and 76.25 strokes per round, respectively.

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