It is amazing progress for Head Coach Colette Murray’s team. In just the second year since re-starting a program that was ended in the mid-1980’s,
“It is a bit of a whirlwind,” said
Even still, the accomplishment itself can be a distraction.
“We are not just happy to be there I assure you,” added
The Lady Mocs are led by sophomore Emma de Groot. In 23 career tournaments, she has 13 top 10 finishes and 16 top 20. The All-Southern Conference performer leads
SoCon Freshman of the Year Maria Salinas ranks second on the team at 76.13 strokes per round. She is over the elbow injury that slowed her preparation for the Central Regionals.
WHO: Moa Duf. Duf joined the program in January and has two top 10 finishes in seven tournaments. Her play at the Central Regional was clutch as she opened with rounds of two-over par 74 to spark the Lady Mocs into the top eight, a position the team held onto in the final round.
WHAT: NCAA Finals – May 19-22
WHERE: Caves Valley Golf Club; Owings Mills, Md. – Par 72, 6,443 yards. Designed by famed architect Tom Fazio.
WHERE ELSE: Holes 16, 17 and 18 will be streamed live at www.ncaa.com during the final two rounds of the championship.
HOW: 21 Teams and six individuals will converge on Caves Valley G.C. It is a 72-hole, four day event. There are two practice rounds on Sunday May 17 and Monday May 18 before the event starts on the 19th. The Lady Mocs will be paired with Georgia and Pepperdine over the first 36 holes. The trio will tee off of No. 10 beginning at 8:30 a.m., on Tuesday, May 19, while the Wednesday time will be in the afternoon wave off of No. 1 starting at 12:50 p.m. The final two rounds will be re-paired by score.
LINEUP: Emma de Groot (75.87), Moa Duf (78.53), Maju Loza (77.71), Maria Salinas (76.13), Christine Wolf (77.55). Lineup features two sophomores (de Groot, Wolf) and three freshmen (Duf, Loza,
LIVE SCORING link can be found on GoMocs.com.
FIELD (Golfweek/Golfstat): (1/1) Arizona State, (2/2) UCLA, (3/4) USC, (4/5) Oklahoma State, (5/12) Wake Forest, (6/3)Virginia, (7/6) Alabama, (9/9) Purdue, (10/7) LSU, (11/11) Duke, (12/10) North Carolina, (13/14) Denver, (14/13) Pepperdine, (15/15) Georgia, (17/20) Arizona, (21/17) Michigan State, (22/22) New Mexico, (24/24) Tennessee, (26/26) Ohio State, (28/29) Tulane, (29/18) UC Irvine, (31/27) TCU, (36/38) Texas, (46/44) Chattanooga. Individuals: Marina Alex, Vanderbilt,