TOP COLLEGIATE GOLFERS CONVERGE ON TULSA FOR NCAA DIVISION I WOMEN'S GOLF CHAMPIONSHIPS
May 13, 2014
Tulsa, Oklahoma -- The University of Southern California will begin defense of their national title a week from today as competition begins Tuesday, May 20th at the 2014 NCAA® Division I Women's Golf Championships, to be held at Tulsa Country Club, May 20-23.
A field of 24 teams will compete for the team championship, while 126 select individuals will also be competing for the individual title over four days in Tulsa. Thirteen of the nation's top-20 ranked teams according to Golfstat advanced to the finals.
Seven teams from the PAC-12 Conference, six SEC teams and three each from the ACC Big Ten and Big 12 also advanced to the finals. Conference USA member Tulane and Campbell of the Southern Conference moved to the championship round as well.
The defending national champion USC Trojans extended their season record wins to nine while also nailing down their NCAA best 10th regional win, including five in a row, with a victory at the West Region this past Saturday. USC downed fellow PAC-12 opponent Washington for the West Region crown by one-stroke lead, 876 to 877, at the Tumble Creek Club at Suncadia Resort in Cle Elum, Washington.
Vanderbilt, ranked 12th in the nation, grabbed the East Regional title on Saturday at the Southwood Golf Course in Tallahassee, Florida, with a 24-under par score of 840, defeating second-place South Carolina by 14 strokes. Third-ranked UCLA outdistanced second-place and No. 9-ranked Alabama to claim the team championship at the Central Regional in Stillwater, Oklahoma at Karsten Creek Golf Course. UCLA shot an 11-over par 875 score for a 17-stroke victory over the Crimson Tide.
Duke, coming out of East Region as the fourth-place team, will be looking to find magic again at the Tulsa Country Club course. The Blue Devils held on to win the team title back in 1999, the last time the championship was held in Tulsa. Duke claimed an eight-stroke victory over Georgia and Arizona State in a rain-shortened three-round tournament.
The Tulsa Country Club course will play to a par 70 and measures 6,194 yards for the championship.
All-session tickets for the 2014 NCAA® Division I Women's Golf Championships are now available for purchase online at http://www.ncaa.com/tickets. All-Session tickets are $30 for the four-day event. Individual day tickets ($10 for adults, $5 for children) can be purchased at the Tulsa Country Club on the event day.
The University of Tulsa and Tulsa Sports Commission join the Tulsa Country Club as hosts of the 2014 NCAA® Division I Women's Golf Championships. It's the second time that the national championship has been held at Tulsa Country Club. Duke University captured the 1999 NCAA title at TCC.
TEAM PARTICIPANTS (Golfstat Ranking in parentheses) Alabama (#9) Arizona (#10) Arizona State (#6) California (#35) Campbell (#49) Duke (#2) Florida (#21) Iowa State (#27) Kansas (#40) Michigan State (#23) Mississippi State (#33) NC State (#26) Northwestern (#19) Ohio State (#25) Oklahoma (#7) South Carolina (#5) Southern California (#1) Stanford (#8) Texas A&M (#36) Tulane (#34) UCLA (#3) Vanderbilt (#12) Virginia (#20) Washington (#11)
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