Women's Golf Ready For NCAA Championships

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This Week:   May 21-24 NCAA Championship         UGA Golf Course Athens, Ga.

SPARTANS TO MAKE 19TH APPEARANCE AT NCAA DIVISION I WOMEN’S GOLF CHAMPIONSHIPS: For the 19th time in school history and the first since 2010, the San Jose State women’s golf team competes at the NCAA Division I Women’s Golf Championships May 21-24.  This year’s competition takes place at the University of Georgia Golf Course in Athens, Ga.  The teams will play the par 72 course at 6,372 yards.      Teams competing at the championship are: 

East Region Central Region West Region
1.  Alabama 1.  Duke 1.  Southern California
2.  Tulane 2.  Oklahoma 2.  Purdue
3.  Arkansas 3.  Mississippi State 3.  Vanderbilt
4.  Oklahoma State 4.  Florida 4.  South Carolina
5.  Texas 5.  Arizona State 5.   Stanford
6.  Northwestern 6.  UC Davis 6.  Arizona
7.  UCLA 7.  Wisconsin 7.  Oregon
8.  Auburn 8.  Michigan State 8.  San Jose State

San Jose State advanced to the championships after finishing tied for sixth at the NCAA West Regional at Stanford.  The Spartans started the final round in 15th place, 10 shots out of eighth place after two rounds.  San Jose State then posted its best score of the tournament with a 284, the third lowest team score of the day behind top-finisher USC (280) and Purdue (283).  The Spartans finished better than 10 teams ranked in the top-50.  San Jose State started on a torrid pace and got to as low as seven-under over the first six holes.  Making the turn, the Spartans were five-under on the day and among the top-eight teams.  The team finished the back nine at five-over for the even-par 284 and the right to advance.  

Regan De Guzman shot a one-under 71 to finish fifth at the regional with a two-under 211. Megan Osland saved her best for the last round with a two-under 69, as did Jennifer Brumbaugh with an even-par 71.

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.”

FACEBOOK/TWITTER:  Follow the Spartan women’s golf team and all San Jose State athletics teams on the web.  Join the official SJSU Spartans page and like the San Jose State Women’s Golf page on Facebook and read the latest tweets on Twitter @SJSUAthletics.  Follow the team all week as we will be tweeting updates, pictures and video from the championships.

LIVE STREAMING:  The final two holes (17, 18) of rounds 3 and 4 (May 23 and 24) of the NCAA Division I Women’s Golf Championships will be streamed live online at NCAA.com beginning at noon EDT/9 a.m. PDT. Additional coverage of the hole nine green will be provided as needed.

TEE TIMES:  Tee times for the first two days of the NCAA Championships are determined by how a team finishes at the regionals.  Even though the team finished tied for sixth, the Spartans will be the #8 team from the west with the tiebreakers.  San Jose State begins the championships at 8:36 a.m. EDT/5:36 a.m. PDT Tuesday morning off of the 10th tee, and at 12:59 p.m. EDT/9:59 a.m. PDT Wednesday afternoon off of the 1st tee.  The Spartans will play both days with Michigan State and Auburn.  Tee times for Thursday and Friday will be determined by the results after Tuesday and Wednesday.

SPARTAN LINEUP:  San Jose State will travel the same lineup that finished tied for sixth at the NCAA West Regional -

Regan De Guzman

Jennifer Brumbaugh

Megan Osland

Rachelle Reali

Kathleen Rojas

SPARTAN COACHING STAFF:  Head coach John Dormann is in his eighth year at the helm of the women’s program and his 15th 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, and was named the women’s head coach in April 2005.  Dormann was honored as the 2006, 2009 and 2012 WAC Coach of the Year.

San Jose State Hall of Fame member Dana (Lofland) Dormann serves as the associate head coach for the program.  A three-time All-American and a member of the program’s first national championship team, Dormann competed in 250 LPGA Tour events.

SPARTANS AT THE NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS:  San Jose State is making its 19th appearance at the NCAA Championships and the first since the 2010 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.

Lowest Rounds at NCAA Championships  By Score - Team

290 1st round, 1995 Championships, par 72

290 2nd round, 1992 Championships, par 73

290 4th round, 1992 Championships, par 73

291 2nd round, 1991 Championships, par 72

292 3rd round, 1992 Championships, par 73

292 4th round, 1988 Championships, par 74

293 2nd round, 1997 Championships, par 72

293 4th round, 1997 Championships, par 72

Lowest Round at NCAA Championships In Relation to Par - Team

-4 4th round, 1988 Championships, par 74

-2 2nd round, 1992 Championships, par 73

-2 4th round, 1992 Championships, par 73

-2 1st round, 1987 Championships, par 74

-1 3rd round, 1987 Championships, par 74

E 3rd round, 1992 Championships, par 73

E 3rd round, 1988 Championships, par 74

E 4th round, 1987 Championships, par 74

ALL-WAC HONORS:  Two Spartans received All-Western Athletic Conference honors this season. Regan De Guzman was named the WAC Freshman of the Year and received first team All-WAC honors. Megan Osland was named a second team All-WAC selection.

GRADUATION DAY:  Jennifer Brumbaugh will graduate on Saturday, May 25, from San Jose State with a degree in biology and an emphasis on systems physiology.