THE NATION'S TOP WOMEN'S GOLF TEAMS DESCEND ON TULSA
Sep 5, 2013
Tulsa, Oklahoma - The defending national champion and No. 1-ranked USC Trojans lead a 15-team field of the nation's top women's golf teams at the Dale McNamara Fall Preview, Monday-Wednesday, Sept. 9-11, at the Tulsa Country Club.
The Fall Preview gives the nation's top teams the opportunity to play the national championship course. The NCAA Championship returns to the Tulsa Country Club in the spring, May 20-23.
The 54-hole, three-day tournament course plays to 6,136 yards and is a par 70. College golf returns to the Tulsa Country Club, which was the host site of the 1999 NCAA Women's Golf Championship, in which Duke held on for the team title.
Golfweek recently announced its top-20 women's golf programs as defending champion USC comes in ranked No. 1 for the 2013-14 campaign. Duke is ranked No. 2 in the country, followed by Alabama and Oklahoma. Arkansas is ranked sixth nationally, while Arizona, Vanderbilt and Arizona State round out the top-10 teams with rankings of eighth, ninth and 10th.
USC recorded a 72-hole total of 19-under par 1,133 to break the previous NCAA championship record set by UCLA in 2004 by a whopping 15 strokes as the Trojans captured the 2013 NCAA title in Athens, Georgia by 21 strokes last May. The win washed away a bad taste of losing a five-stroke lead to Alabama at the 2012 NCAA championship.
The top-7 individual performers nationally will test the TCC course in the likes of No. 1-ranked Annie Park of USC. Park, only a sophomore, is also the defending NCAA individual champion having captured medalist honors at the national event with a 10-under par score of 278.
Alabama's Stephanie Meadow, Duke's Lindy Duncan, Mariah Stackhouse of Stanford, USC's Sophia Popov, Oklahoma State's Kelsey Vines and Chirapat Jao-Javanil of Oklahoma rounds out the nation's top-seven ranked golfers appearing in Tulsa next week.
Tulsa fields a young roster with three newcomers and just three returning one-year letterwinners for Coach Randy Keck. Leading the way is sophomore Antonia Von Wnuck, who placed among the top-10 in three of 10 tournaments last season for the Golden Hurricane.
Practice rounds for the teams are scheduled for Sunday with competition beginning at 8:00 am on Monday morning.
Dale McNamara Fall Preview Sept. 9-11, 2013 Course: Tulsa Country Club (Tulsa Country Club was host site of the 1999 NCAA Division I Women's Golf Championship) Location: Tulsa, Oklahoma Practice Round: Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013 Competition Dates: Mon-Wed., Sept. 9-11, 2013 Holes: 54 holes (3 rounds of 18 holes each day) Start Times: 8:00 a.m. (CT), 1st and 10th Tees Field: 15 teams Par: 70 Yardage: 6,136
FOR RESULTS Live scoring on Golfstat, updated every three holes. Results will be posted on www.tulsahurricane.com.
Participating Teams: (2013 NCAA Finish) (#7) Alabama (#8) Arizona (#5) Arizona State (T13) Arkansas (#2) Duke Georgia North Carolina (T9) Oklahoma (#12) Oklahoma State (T13) Stanford (#21)Texas (T9) Tulane Tulsa (#18)Vanderbilt (#1) USC
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