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Women's golf competes in NCAA Division I Championship

ON WISCONSIN <b>UW makes just its second trip to the NCAA Championship</b>
UW makes just its second trip to the NCAA Championship

May 20, 2013


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MADISON, Wis. -- The Wisconsin women’s golf team heads to Athens, Ga., for the 2013 NCAA Division I Women’s Golf Championships May 21-24 hosted by the University of Georgia.

Ranked No. 56 in the nation by recent Golfweek/Sagarin rankings, the Badgers will compete at the par-72, 6,372-yard University of Georgia Golf Course. It is just the second championship appearance (first was in 2003) and the first-ever trip under Head Coach Todd Oehrlein. Wisconsin qualified for the NCAA championships after finishing in seventh place at the NCAA Central Regional, May 9-11.

One of 24 teams in contention, Wisconsin will compete against No. 1 Southern California, No. 2 Alabama, No. 3 Duke, No. 4 Oklahoma, No. 5 Arkansas, No. 6 UCLA, No. 8 Vanderbilt, No. 9 Arizona, No. 10 Stanford, No. 11 Florida, No. 13 Arizona State, No. 14 Oklahoma State, No. 15 Tulane, No. 16 Texas, No. 20 Northwestern, No. 23 UC Davis, No. 25 Michigan State, No. 33 South Carolina, No. 35 Auburn, No. 38 Oregon, No. 45 Mississippi State, and No. 53 San Jose State.

The championships also include six individuals that will compete for the individual title, which are Emilie Burger of Georgia, Jennifer Ha of Kent State, Olafia Kristinsdottir of Wake Forest, Ying Luo of Washington, Kelly Shon of Princeton and Erica Popson of Tennessee.

Teaming up at the NCAA Central regional to score the third-best 18-hole team total (288) and sixth-best 54-hole team total (883) in Wisconsin history was Lindsay Danielson, Kimberly Dinh, Alexis Nelson, Kris Yoo and Aaren Ziegler. The group of Badgers is set to compete together again this week at the NCAA championships.

Yoo led the charge for Wisconsin at the NCAA regional, shooting a school record 7-under par 65 final round to tie for 11th place individually at 1-over par 72-80-65=217. The No. 121-ranked golfer in the nation, Yoo’s 7-under par 65 also marked a women's competitive course record for Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club. Yoo has finished no lower than 16th place individually in eight of her last nine tournaments.

Practice rounds for the 2013 NCAA Division I Women’s Golf Championships take place Sunday and Monday, with the four-round tournament beginning Tuesday, May 21.

Wisconsin will be paired with Oregon and UCLA to begin the first round, teeing off from the 10th tee beginning at 6:30 a.m. (CT). The teams remained paired for the second round and will begin at 10:53 a.m. (CT) from the first tee.

Live scoring from the entire championship can be found online at golfstatresults.com. In addition, ncaa.com will also carry live streaming of holes 17 and 18 during the final two rounds of competition. Complete recap after each round will be posted at UWBadgers.com.

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