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NCAA Women's Golf Championship: ASU's Monica Vaughn wins individual title; three Pac-12 teams advance to match play

May 22, 2017
Sun Devil Athletics

Three Pac-12 teams -- Stanford, Arizona State, and USC -- are moving on to NCAA Women's Golf Championship match play. ASU has the most momentum, thanks to Monica Vaughn.

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The Sun Devil senior captured the individual crown on Monday in dramatic fashion. A two-putt par on her final hole was required to seal the deal:

Arizona State

Monica Vaughn was crowned the individual champion Monday at Rich Harvest Farms, rallying from a third-place tie after the first two rounds. Here's her last putt, featuing a hug from mom:

Vaughn bested herself each round, posting scores of 74, 72 and 71 in the rain-shortened competition. It's the sixth individual title in ASU women's golf history.

Vaughn and her teammates were pumped:

It was a good day for the Sun Devils all around; they finished 1-over as a team, moving up six places to third overall. The Sun Devils face sixth-seed Florida in Tuesday's semifinal match.


The Card are headed to match play for a third straight year after finishing second through three rounds.

Andrea Lee and Albane Valenzuela paced their team, carding par and 1-over in the third round, respectively. Lee finished sixth in the individual competition and Valenzuela was T10. Stanford will face seventh-seed Baylor in match play on Tuesday. 


The Trojans will get a shot at their third NCAA title, and their first since 2013, after placing fifth overall in stroke play. Tiffany Chan paced USC with a stellar third round in which she carded a 3-under 69, moving up 16 spots to T8. The Trojans will face Ohio State in match play on Tuesday.


The Bears missed the cut, finishing T14 overall. Martha Wold finished 2-over in the third round.


The Ducks finished in last place, but Kathleen Scavo shot par in the third round.