Arizona State, UCLA Women's Golf Earn No. 1 Seeds at NCAA's

May 10, 2009

Arizona State and UCLA earn No. 1 seeds in the 2009 NCAA Women's Golf Championship after both teams finished in first place at their respective regionals.

Arizona State, competing in the West Regional at their home Karsten Golf Course, blew out the competition, finishing the tournament shooting a school-record 22-under 842. The Sun Devils bested the competition by 19 strokes.

Individually, ASU's Carlota Ciganda took medalist honors, shooting a 10-under 206 for the three-day tournament. Ciganda previously won the 2009 Pac-10 Individual Championship.

The Bruins also handily beat the competition, also finishing 19 strokes ahead of second-place Purdue. UCLA, competing in the Central Regional at the Ohio State University Scarlet Course, finished the tournament with a three-round score of 13-over 877.

Maria Jose Uribe of UCLA won individual medalist honors, shooting a 4-under 212 for the tournament.

Also qualifying for nationals are USC, who finished second at the West Regional and Arizona who made the cut by finishing in seventh, also at the West Regional. Oregon's Cathryn Bristow qualified as an individual.

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