What’s Happening in the Club House: The
The Course: The Ohio State Scarlet Golf Course will play host to the NCAA Championships, stretching 6,203 yards, a par 72. The 2006 NCAA Championships mark the fourth time since 1982 that
The Field: The 24-team field includes the top eight teams from each region and the top-two individuals from each region.
When are the Tee Times: A practice round will be held on Sunday and another one Monday, followed by 18 holes each day, beginning Tuesday at 8 a.m. (EDT) and running through Friday.
Who’s on the Green for
Golfer Year Stroke Avg. Top 10/20 Low Rnd. Events
Adriana Zwanck Fr. 74.42 2/1 68 7
Amanda Wilson Fr. 75.86 2/2 68 10
Cassandra Kirkland Sr. 76.44 0/1 68 9
Rachel Gavin Jr. 77.65 1/0 73 6
Sommer Scholl Fr. 78.30 0/1 70 9
How Can I Follow the Cats?: Live scoring for the NCAA Championships will be provided on www.golfstat.com. Complete results will be available on www.arizonaathletics.com after each round.
Last Time on the Fairway: The Wildcats finished seventh at the West Regional, held at the Washington National Golf Course. The Cats needed to finish in the top eight to qualify for the NCAA Championships and never fell below the seventh spot.
Junior Cassandra Kirkland and freshman Adriana Zwanck tied for 32nd place, each posting a 12-over-par 228. Freshman Lauren Espinosa carded a 235 (+19) and finished in a tied for 59th place. Rounding out the
An NCAA Championship Mulligan: In 2005 the
Coach Allen Tee’s Off: “We are extremely thrilled about having a chance to win the program’s third national championship. We feel there is absolutely no pressure on us to win, the pressure will mostly be on Duke and UCLA. I feel that if we get a solid team effort for four consecutive rounds, then we will have a chance to win. We will be traveling with four players that have never competed in a national championship, so the experience they will be gaining is invaluable. Our West Regional performance wasn’t pretty, but it was good enough to qualify for nationals. As of now all 24 teams competing will be starting at even par. We got off to a shaky start during the final round, but played very solid on the back nine, when it really mattered most. With four freshman that had never competed at that level, we expected some nerves, but we were able to play through them and accomplished what we set out to. I was very proud of the heart that was shown by the team.”
The Competition: The NCAA Championship event is composed of 18 teams that rank in the top-20 according to the Golfweek/Sagarin rankings. Seven of the nine of the Pac-10 teams that earned a regional bid qualified for the NCAA Championships. The Duke Blue Devils have won three of the past six National Championships, including last year in
How They Finished: The top eight schools from each region and the top-two individuals will be ranked for the NCAA Championships according to their finish at the regional events.
1. Rachel Newman, Brigham Young
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1. Lauren Smith,