Women's Golf To Compete at NCAA West Regional May 7-9

After winning the Western Athletic Conference Championship last week and earning an automatic bid to the 2009 NCAA Women’s Golf Championships, the San Jose State women’s golf team received word Monday afternoon regarding where they would play at the NCAA Regionals on May 7-9.

The Spartans will play at the Arizona State Karsten Golf Course in Tempe, Ariz. The Pete Dye, par 72 course will play at 6,286 yards over the three days of competition. In the past, San Jose State has had success on this course which includes winning the 1992 NCAA Championship.

“This competition is just another step in our season and our goal of reaching nationals,” said San Jose State head coach John Dormann. “Dana (Dormann) and I are very familiar with the course, and three of our players played the course last year. We just need to play the way we have all year and be consistent, and we can have success against tough competition.”

San Jose State is one of 21 teams playing at the West Regional. Of the 21 teams, the top eight advance to the NCAA Championships May 19-22 in Owings Mills, Md. The top two individuals, not on an advancing team, also advance to the championships.

Teams competing at the regional include Arizona State, USC, LSU, Pepperdine, Arkansas, San Jose State, Arizona, California, UC Irvine, San Francisco, UNLV, TCU, Texas A&M, Oregon, Long Beach State, Colorado, Texas, Baylor, Texas A&M Corpus Christi, Northern Arizona and Oral Roberts.

San Jose State enters the regional after winning the WAC Championship last week. The Spartans have won five consecutive tournaments, dating back to the final competition of the fall schedule at the Lamkin Grip/Cal Poly Invitational, followed this spring by the Aztec Invitational, MountainView Collegiate, Ryder Canes & Cardinal Classic and the WAC.

One of the top-20 players nationally, senior Erica Moston leads the Spartans with a 71.40 stroke average. She has won three consecutive individual titles including the WAC Championship last week with a two-under 214. Honored for her effort, Moston was named the WAC Player of the Year for the second consecutive season and is a three-time first team All-WAC honoree. She has won three individual titles this seasons MountainView Collegiate, Ryder Canes & Cardinal Classic and the WAC Championship.

Live stats for all three rounds can be found at www.golfstat.com, and a link will be provided on www.sjsuspartans.com.

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