Wildcats Begin NCAA Regional Play on Monday
STANFORD, Calif. – No. 22 Arizona Women's Golf will begin its postseason at NCAA Regionals by returning to the same golf course for a second consecutive event when it competes in the Stanford Regional as the No. 4 seed on Monday, May 10. The Wildcats return to Stanford Golf Course where they finished fourth in Pac-12 Championships two weeks ago.
"I honestly believe that we have not peaked yet because so much of our lineup returned towards the end of our spring season," said head coach Laura Ianello. "I know these ladies are capable of peaking at the right moment this postseason, and I have confidence that we can continue our improvement and have several of our ladies playing great golf at the same time."
The return to Stanford's home course comes after the Wildcats finished fourth at the Pac-12 Championships, marking the 14th consecutive season the team has finished fourth or higher at the conference championships. Senior Yu-Sang Hou shot a career-best 209 over the 54-hole tournament to finish in a tie for third at 4-under par.
Sophomore Vivian Hou gave Arizona second top-10 finish at the Pac-12 Championships when she finished 1-over to tie for tenth. Her finish at Stanford Golf Course marked the eighth time she has finished in the top 10 of the individual leaderboards at an event in her young career.
The Wildcats have a track record of historical success in NCAA Regionals at Stanford Golf Course with the 2021 regional appearance being the fifth time Arizona has played the course in postseason history. Arizona won the Stanford Regional in 2010 and 1998 and last played NCAA Regionals on Stanford Golf Course in 2013 when the Cats tied for sixth.
Arizona is making its 28th consecutive appearance in NCAA Regional play and has advanced to NCAA Championship play in its last two with a second-place finish in 2019 in the East Lansing Regional and a fourth-place finish at the 2018 Tallahassee Regional. The Wildcats went on to win the NCAA Championship in 2018 and advance to the finals of match play in 2019.
With an 8 a.m. (MST) tee time on the 10th hole on Monday, May 10, the Cats will be one of the first teams on course for the first round of NCAA Regionals with a lineup of Yu-Sang Hou, Vivian Hou, Ya Chun Chang, Therese Warner and Gile Bite Starkute.