Eight Pac-10 Women's Golf Squads Ready to Tee Off At NCAA Regionals
May 5, 2010
WHO: ARIZONA, ARIZONA STATE, CALIFORNIA, OREGON, UCLA, USC, STANFORD and WASHINGTON
WHAT: NCAA Women's Golf Championships Regionals
WHEN: May 6-8, 2010
WHERE: WEST REGION: No.1 seed UCLA, No. 3 seed Arizona, No. 6 seed Stanford, No. 8 seed California
Stanford Golf Course, Stanford California
CENTRAL REGION: No. 1 seed Arizona State, No. 2 seed USC, No. 11 seed Oregon
Otter Creek Golf Course, Columbus, Ind.
EAST REGION: No. 13 seed Washington
Ironwood Country Club, Greenville, NC
HOW: Pac-10 squads will make their entrance into the NCAA Women's Golf Championships Regionals fresh off the Pac-10 Women's Golf Championships, April 19-21 in Eugene, Ore. The No. 1 seed in the Central Region and defending NCAA Champion Arizona State will be led by sophomore Carlota Ciganda, who was crowned the individual Pac-10 Champion for the second straight year with a score of 2 under 214, after a playoff hole with her teammate, Juliana Murcia who took second. Both players were on their own essentially, after a pair of Sun Devils - Giulia Molinaro and Jennifer Johnson - were forced to withdraw from the tournament on Tuesday due to illness which disqualified Arizona State from attempting to repeat as Pac-10 Team Champions. The Pac-10 team title and automatic NCAA Championships bid was won by Arizona, who finished with a team score of 878. The Wildcats were paced by sophomore Margarita Ramos, who shot a par 72 on the final day of play to finish the tournament tied for third place with four other players - Oregon's Kendra Little, UCLA's Tiffany Lua, USC's Jennifer Song and Arizona State's Jaclyn Sweeney. Second in the team standings was No. 1/2 UCLA (881), host No. 34/35 Oregon placed third (889), No. 5/5 USC took fourth (891) and No. 38/36 Washington was fifth (906). Rounding out the top-10 was No. 24/17 California (909), No. 14/13 Stanford (928), Washington State (965), Oregon State (967) and Arizona State (DQ).