Women's Golf At NCAA Championships

This Week:
May 18-21 NCAA Championships Wilmington, N.C.

SPARTANS TO MAKE 18TH APPEARANCE AT NCAA DIVISION I WOMEN’S GOLF CHAMPIONSHIPS: For the 18th time in school history and the first since 2001, the San Jose State women’s golf team competes at the NCAA Division I Women’s Golf Championships. This year’s competition takes place at the Country Club of Landfall in Wilmington, N.C., from May 18-21. The teams will play the par 72 Pete Dye Course at 6,368 yards.

Teams competing at the championship are:

East Region Central Region West Region
1. South Carolina 1. USC 1. Arizona
2. Tennessee 2. Arizona State 2. UCLA
3. Auburn 3. Purdue 3. New Mexico
4. Duke 4. New Mexico 4. Alabama
5. Vanderbilt 5. Oklahoma State 5. Virginia
6. Tulane 6. Florida State 6. Stanford
7. Pepperdine 7. Oregon 7. San Jose State
8. TCU 8. Kent State 8. Texas A&M

San Jose State advanced after finishing seventh at the NCAA West Regional at Stanford. The Spartans, who were 14th after the first round, played steady team golf the final two rounds to finish seventh. The team was tied for 11th after the second round and saved its best team score for the final round with a 298 on the par 71 Stanford Golf course.

LIVE SCORING: Live scoring for all four rounds of the NCAA Division I Women’s Golf Championships are available online at www.golfstat.com and www.ncaa.com. The Spartan website, www.sjsuspartans.com, also has a link to the live scoring. Go to the “Live” section of the site and select “Live Stats.”

LIVE STREAMING: The final three holes (16, 17, 18) of rounds 3 and 4 (May 20 and 21) of the NCAA Division I Women’s Golf Championships will be streamed live online at NCAA.com.

TEE TIMES: Tee times for the first two days of the NCAA Championships are determined by team finishes at the regionals. With a seventh-place finish at the West Regional, San Jose State begins the championship at 8:00 a.m. Tuesday morning off of the 10th tee, and at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday afternoon off of the 1st tee. The Spartans will play both days with Oregon and Pepperdine. Tee times for Thursday and Friday will be determined by the results after Wednesday and Thursday.

SPARTAN LINEUP: San Jose State will travel the same lineup that finished seventh at the NCAA West Regional - Cristina Corpus, Madeleine Ziegert, Katrina Delen-Briones, Shraddhanjali Singh and Jody Ho.

SPARTAN COACHING STAFF: Head coach John Dormann is in his fifth year at the helm of the women’s program and the 12th season affiliated with the San Jose State golf programs. Dormann was the assistant for both the men’s and women’s teams from October 1998 through 2005. He was named the women’s head coach in April 2005. Dormann was named the 2006 and 2009 WAC Coach of the Year.

San Jose State Hall of Fame member Dana Dormann serves as the associate head coach for the program. A three-time All-American for the Spartans, Dormann competed in 250 LPGA Tour events.

For the first time in school history, a San Jose State women’s golfer won or tied for medalist honors at an NCAA Regional Championship since the NCAA added regional qualifying in 1993. Madeleine Ziegert tied for first with a one-over par 214 with Virginia’s Callie Nelson at the NCAA West Regional at the Stanford Golf Course. For 54 holes, Ziegert had 10 birdies, second best among the 123 players in the field, and an eagle. One of her birdies was an 80-foot putt on hole #3 in the second round. Not even a 3-foot long snake that spooked a golf cart driver taking Ziegert and her playing mates across a bridge on the 4th hole rattled her concentration on the final day.

SPARTANS AT THE NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS: San Jose State is making its 18th appearance at the NCAA Championships and the first since 2001 season. The Spartans have won three team championships - 1987, 1989 & 1992, and finished second four times - 1991, 1995, 1996, 1997. Individually, Pat Hurst is the only Spartan to win the title, a feat she did in 1989. Four other players have finished second individually, the last by current LPGA player Janice Moodie in 1997.

BACK-TO-BACK WAC CHAMPIONS: For the first time in school history, the San Jose State women’s golf team won back-to-back Western Athletic Conference Championships. The Spartans won the 2010 title with a 918, one shot better than Hawaii, while Shraddhanjali Singh finished fifth in the individual standings.

The Spartans won the closest WAC championship since 1999. That year, Tulsa won by one shot over TCU at Poppy Ridge in Livermore. San Jose State also has won three of the past five championships (2006, 2009, 2010).

Singh shot a team-best 77 Wednesday at the Longbow Golf Club in Mesa, Ariz. Her fifth-place finish is the best in her two-year career at San Jose State. Cristina Corpus and Madeleine Ziegert tied for sixth place at 228. Corpus shot a 78 in her final round, while Ziegert recorded a 79. Katrina Delen-Briones finished in 19th place with a 238, while Jennifer Brumbaugh was 24th at 240 including a 78 on Wednesday.

ALL-WAC HONOREES: Four Spartans received All-WAC honors for their performances this season. Cristina Corpus, Madeleine Ziegert and Katrina Delen-Briones were named to the first team, and Shraddhanjali Singh received second team honors.

BEST ROUND OF SEASON: Listed below are the best single-round scores for San Jose State and the five players.
Team - 287 - Stanford Intercollegiate - 1st round
Cristina Corpus - 68 - Turtle Bay Resort College Invite - 1st rd.
Madeleine Ziegert - 67 - NCAA West Regional - 1st round
Katrina Delen-Briones - 70 - Ptarmigan Ram Classic - 2nd rd.
Shraddhanjali Singh - 72 - Two rounds
Jody Ho - 72 - Stanford Intercollegiate - 1st round

STUDYING JUST PART OF THE GAME: Not only are the Spartans good at reading putts, the team also excels in the classroom. Three Spartans are San Jose State Scholar Athletes and WAC All-Academic honorees - Katrina Delen-Briones, Shraddhanjali Singh and Madeleine Ziegert. In the fall, the team also received the Order of Spartan Team GPA Award for the best overall grade point average for fall and spring at San Jose State and the Athletics Board Best Academic Performance Award.