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The Best Defense...

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...is a good offense.  USC women's golf has been defending its national championship all season in the best way it knows how by attacking every course and every field.

With nothing but dominance in their wake, including a school-record nine tournament victories in 12 tries, the Women of Troy have a chance to close the circle with another ring.  USC begins the four-day NCAA Championships today in Tulsa, Oklahoma, paired with rival UCLA and Vanderbilt.

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The Trojans have only improved on the lineup that blasted the field last year as individual national champion Annie Park is now a year older and wiser boasting a school record 71.16 stroke average.  Fellow sophomore Kyung Kim is ranked No. 6 in the nation, while senior captain Sophia Popov has a chance to be USC's second four-time All-American.

Junior Doris Chen is a two-time All-American and is ranked No. 14 in the World Amateur Golf Rankings.  Freshman Karen Chung has ascended to the final spot in the lineup behind an All-Pac-12 second team season which included winning the SDSU Farms Invitational.

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Unlike the men's tournament, the women's NCAA Championships is a traditional 72-hole stroke play event with each team counting its four best individual scores per round. While golf is a naturally unpredictable sport, USC is the clear favorite having been ranked No. 1 in every poll since October 2012.

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