FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The No. 11 University of Arkansas women’s golf team will make its eighth NCAA Championship appearance — and fifth in the last six years — on May 20-25 when play opens at The Eugene Country Club in Eugene, Oregon. The Razorbacks advanced out of the Stanford Regional and are taking part in the NCAA Championship for the second consecutive year.
Finals play for the championship consists of three days of stroke play on Friday through Sunday (54 holes), after which the top 15 teams and nine individuals not on an advancing team will be determined. That is followed by a final day of 18 holes of stroke play on Monday to determine the top eight teams that will advance to match play as well as the 72‐hole individual champion. The team national champion will be determined by a match‐play format that will consist of quarterfinals and semifinals conducted on Tuesday, followed by the finals on Wednesday.
The NCAA Championship features the top nine teams in the nation and 13 of the top 15 teams ranked by Golfstat.com. Top-ranked Alabama is joined by No. 2 Southern California, No. 3 UCLA, No. 4 Florida and No. 5 Duke who round out the top five.
Arkansas will begin Friday’s opening round at 3:06 p.m. CDT, with No.12 Stanford and No. 13 Washington. Live hole-by-hole scoring for all rounds is available at Golfstat.com or via the Golfstat Live app.
Inside the Ropes
Date: May 20-25, 2016
Yardage/Par: 6,369 or 6,331 yards, Par 72 (depending on whether No. 11 is played at 190 yards or 152 yards)
Course: Eugene Country Club
Location: Eugene, Oregon
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@RazorbackWGolf Lineup (Stroke Average)
1. Maria Fassi (71.57)
2. Alana Uriell (72.56)
3. Cara Gorlei (75.16)
4. Summar Roachell (76.64)
5. Regina Plasencia (73.93)
NCAA Championship Notes
• Arkansas has one tournament win (Powerade Cougar Classic), four runner-up finishes and seven of nine finishes in the top three. All nine have been top-10 finishes.
• This is Arkansas’ first NCAA Championship appearance at the Eugene Country Club
• The Razorbacks have qualified for the NCAA Championship in five of the last six Regional appearances and the program is making its eighth team appearance
• Six Southeastern Conference schools earned NCAA Championship appearances and one individual advanced
• This is the second time in program history the Razorbacks have attended the NCAA Championship in the state of Oregon. -Arkansas played at Sunriver in 2005.
• Arkansas tees off at 1:06 p.m. local time/3:06 p.m. CT with Stanford and Washington in round one action … The Razorbacks, Cardinals and Huskies tee off beginning at 8:36 a.m./10:36 a.m. Saturday for Round 2
• Stacy Lewis advanced as an individual in 2007 winning the program’s only national championship
• #ProHogs Gabriela Lopez earned a tie for the runner-up finish by one stroke last year just missing the national title. -Kelli Shean finished second in the 2011 event hosted by Texas A&M
• The Razorbacks’ best team finish is a tie for fifth place in 2011
• Four of Arkansas’ seven appearances have been top-10 showings
• The Razorbacks missed advancing to the match play format by three strokes last season in the first-ever year with the format
The Field — Golfstat.com (May 10)/Golfweek.com (May 10)
• No. 1/3 Alabama; No. 2/1 Southern California; No. 3/2 UCLA; No. 4/5 Florida; No. 5/6 Duke; No. 6/4 Georgia; No. 7/8 Northwestern; No. 8/9 Oklahoma State; No. 10/10 Arizona; No. 11/12 ARKANSAS; No. 12/7 Stanford; No. 13/13 Washington; No. 15/14 Virginia; No. 16/24 Florida State; No. 18/17 South Carolina; No. 19/18 Furman; No. 20/21 Oregon; No. 21/23 Tennessee; No. 24/28 Texas; No. 25/27 Ohio State; No. 26/30 BYU; No. 33/35 Miami; No. 28/37 North Carolina; No. 47/49 Michigan
Arkansas vs. the Field
• Arkansas has faced 18 of the teams in the NCAA Championship field
• The Razorbacks are 28-22-1 against teams in the field
• Razorbacks are 5-0 against Tennessee, 4-1 against Georgia, 3-2 against South Carolina, 2-1 against Virginia and North Carolina and 2-0 against Furman
• Arkansas faced Duke defeating the Blue Devils in match play action at the Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic in the spring
Coverage on Golf Channel
• Monday, May 23 Final Round, Individual Stroke Play 7-10 p.m. ET (Live)
• Tuesday, May 24 Quarterfinals, Match Play 1:30-3:30 p.m. ET (Live)
• Tuesday, May 24 Semifinals, Match Play 6:30-10 p.m. ET (Live)
• Wednesday, May 25 Finals, Match Play 6-10 p.m. ET (Live)