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NCAA Women's Golf Championships: Five Pac-12 teams advance to match play

May 23, 2016


UCLA shot 6-under on Monday in the NCAA Championships' 4th round, propelling them into 1st place. Lilia Vu torched the Eugene Country Club with a score of 67 (which was the best round of the day). Vu recorded five birdies and parred every other hole in a scintillating round of golf.

Vu's Monday performance shot her into a tie for 7th on the individual board. Bethany Wu carded a team-high six birdies on route to a 1-under round of golf. Bronte Law and Louise Ridderstrom combined for nine birdies and returned to the clubhouse with a pair of 72s. UCLA heads into match play as the number one seed and will face off against the University of Oregon on Tuesday. 


Stanford had a sensational round on Monday. The Cardinal were 11 strokes under the 4th round average and rose all the way to 2nd place on the leaderboard. The squad shot 9-under on the day, which was the best Monday score by three strokes. Casey Danielson, Shannon Aubert and Lauren Kim all finished with rounds under par, and Mariah Stackhouse had a solid day finishing with an even par 72. Danielson scored a team-best round of 4-under, scoring four birdies and not a single bogey. Shannon Aubert matched Danielson with four birdies, helping her to a 3-under performance on the day. Stanford will match up against 7th seeded South Carolina in the first round of match play on Tuesday. 


The Trojans shot 3-under on the day and fell from 1st to 3rd place. Tiffany Chan recorded four consecutive birdies to wrap up the front nine, finishing with a 2-under round. Two birdies, two bogeys and 14 pars gave Gabriella Then a 72 on the day. Karen Chung and Kyung Kim each knocked in two birdies, but each finished the day at 2-over par. USC, the No. 3 seed entering match play, will face off against No. 6 Duke on Tuesday. 


Washington's Monday score of 286 clinched all four top seeds for the Pac-12. The 4th-seeded Huskies are paired with No. 5 Virginia for day one of match play. Ying Luo (3-under) and Charlotte Thomas (2-under) were both impressive with rounds under par on Monday. Thomas had a front nine to remember, knocking in eagles on the 2nd and 7th holes. Wenyung Keh carded a 73 and Sarah Rhee a 74 on the day. 


The Ducks recorded the worst round of the day at 8-over par, but it still was good enough to sneak into the match play portion of the tournament. Oregon is the fifth Pac-12 school to advance in the tournament, and they will face off against the No. 1 Bruins on Tuesday. Petra Salko had the best round of the day for the Ducks, finishing Monday with an even 72. Kathleen Scavo (1-over), Cathleen Santoso (3-over) and Marcella Pranovia (4-over) rounded out the Oregon scorecard.  


Arizona finished one stroke behind Oregon, barely missing the opportunity to advance to match play. True freshman Haley Moore was impressive in her NCAA Championship debut. Moore scored a 68 in her final round, capturing a tie for 2nd place in the individual portion of the tournament. The freshman knocked in four birdies on the front nine and another three on back. Krystal Quihuis also recorded a solid round shooting 1-over on the day.