Golfers Set For NCAA Western Regional
TEMPE, Ariz. - The University of Colorado women's golf team has completed its preparation for the 2009 NCAA Western Regional and is ready for the program's first trip to the NCAA's to get underway here Thursday.
The Buffs, seeded No. 44 by GolfStat and 16th in the western region, will tee off at 8 a.m. MDT. The weather is going to be a test for the Buffaloes, as temperatures as high as 104 degrees over the next three days are expected.
This is the first time the Buffs have qualified for regional play and juniors Dominique Pytlewski, Julie Kim and Christine Kim, sophomore Stephanie Simich and freshman Emily Talley will represent Colorado in the event. Talley, CU's stroke average leader (75.47) is playing as CU's No. 1 golfer, and will be followed by Pytlewski, Julie Kim, Simich and Christine Kim in the lineup for the regional.
The top-eight teams out of 21 competing in the Western Regional will advance to the NCAA Championship Finals, set for May 19-22 at the Caves Valley Golf Club, hosted by Georgetown University.
This is the second time this season that the Buffs have played the ASU Karsten Golf Course. The course will play to 6,230 yards in a par-72 configuration. CU took 15th in the prestigious Ping/ASU Invitational last month in Tempe and all but one team in that field has earned a bid to the NCAA Regionals.
Live scoring will be available at http://www.golfstat.com/ for Buff fans who would like to follow the action.
1. Arizona State; 2. Southern California; 3. Louisiana State; 4. Pepperdine; 5. Arkansas; 6. San Jose State; 7. Arizona; 8. California; 9. UC Irvine; 10. San Francisco; 11. UNLV; 12. TCU; 13. Texas A&M; 14. Oregon; 15. Long Beach State; 16. Colorado; 17. Texas; 18. Baylor; 19. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi; 20. Northern Arizona; 21. Oral Roberts;
Individuals: 1. Miki Ueoka, Santa Clara; 2. Chelsea Stelzmiller, UC Davis; 3. Alice Kim, UC Davis
1. Virginia; 2. Auburn; 3. Alabama; 4. North Carolina; 5. Duke; 6. Denver; 7. Tennessee; 8. Vanderbilt; 9. Georgia; 10. Tulane; 11. Florida; 12. East Carolina; 13. Mississippi; 14. South Carolina; 15. Furman; 16. Charleston; 17. Florida State; 18. Central Florida; 19. Coastal Carolina; 20. Stetson; 21. Jackson State
Individuals: 1. Susannah Aboff, Princeton; 2. Julia Potter, Missouri; 3. Jessica Hollandsworth, Maryland
1. UCLA; 2. Oklahoma State; 3. Purdue; 4. Wake Forest; 5. Louisville; 6. Kent State; 7. Michigan State; 8. Ohio State; 9. Stanford; 10. New Mexico; 11. Georgia State; 12. Notre Dame; 13. North Carolina State; 14. Washington; 15. Kentucky; 16. Chattanooga; 17. Michigan; 18. Murray State; 19. Illinois State; 20. Harvard; 21. Fairleigh Dickinson
Individuals: 1. Kendall Dye, Oklahoma; 2. Kayla Mortellaro, Idaho; 3. Sara Wikstrom, Arkansas, Little Rock