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NCAA Women's Golf Championships: Arizona State, Stanford, USC all advance to semifinals

May 23, 2017,, @USCWomensGolf

All three Pac-12 teams brought their A-game on Tuesday morning, and Arizona State, Stanford, and USC will all be playing in the NCAA semifinals on Tuesday afternoon.

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Arizona State

The Sun Devils are moving on after a dominating 5-0 sweep of Florida State in the quarterfinals. Monica Vaughn, who took home the individual title on Monday, clinched the win for ASU. Vaughn was two strokes behind through seven holes before finishing strong. 

Olivia MeHaffey and Roberta Liti put the Sun Devils on the board, each winning their matchups by five strokes with four holes to go. Sophia Zeeb and Linnia Strom completed the sweep for ASU, winning their matches by scores of 1&2 and 2&4, respectively. According to the Golf Channel, ASU made a little history in the process.


Stanford escaped Baylor 3-2 in the quarterfinals to advance to face Arizona State. The Cardinal were down 2-1 before taking the last two matches to clinch the win. Senior Casey Danielson won her head-to-head by three strokes with two to play, and she had plenty of support to cheer her on. 

Freshmen Andrea Lee and Albane Valenzuela stepped up big to give the Cardinal their other two clinching points. Lee led her matchup from the first hole, but Valenzuela battled back from down one stroke on the 13th hole. She pulled even at 14, took the lead on 16, and parred 17 to take the match. 


It took a playoff hole, but the Trojans topped Ohio State 3-1-1 and will square off against Northwestern in the semifinals on Tuesday afternoon. Victoria Morgan put USC on the board with a 4&3 win, finishing 5-under for the day. 

Robynn Ree needed an extra hole in her head-to-head with the Buckeyes' Rio Watanabe, but two-putted from 20 yards out to take the point and give USC a 2-1 lead. Minutes later, Tiffany Chan parred on the ninth hole to clinch the win for the Trojans.