Four-time All-American outlasts nine-woman playoff to secure final LPGA spot.
THIS SEASON: Tanya Dergal has been a solid contributor as a 2005-2006 senior. She posted a season-best tie for 26th at the Guadalajara Invitational, including a season-low round 69.
2004-2005: Dergal, as a junior, had two top 20 finishes, including a season best tie for ninth at the 2005 Pac-10 Championships (218) ... A 2005 All-Pac-10 honorable mention selection, she also tied for 18th at the UNLV Spring Invitational (895), helping USC to the tournament win ... She was fifth on the team with a stroke average of 77.12.
2003-2004: As a sophomore, Dergal fought back trouble but still managed to finish second on the squad with a stroke average of 75.84 while playing in eight tournaments ... She led the Women of Troy at the Betsy Rawls Invitational as she shot 230 to tie for fourth--her best finish of the season ... Shot a season-low 220 (+4) at the NCAA Fall Preview as she led all USC golfers by finishing tied for 18th ... Also fired a season-low round of 71 and had a season-best five sub-par holes at the Preview ... Tallied five top 20 finishes on the season ... For her efforts, she earned All-Pac-10 honorable mention honors.
2002-2003: As a freshman, Dergal contributed much to USC's national championship season in 2003 ... She was third on the squad with a stroke average of 75.46 ... She had three top 10 finishes on the season, including a tie for second at the NCAA West Regionals ... Her 213 at the regional was a USC season-low for 54 holes and included a career-low 68 in the first round ... Placed fifth at the Dr. Thompson Invitational with a score of 224 ... Tied for 10th at the Auburn Tiger Invitational ... Tied for 55th at the NCAA Championships ... Earned All-Pac-10 honorable mention honors ... She also particpated in a couple international tournaments as a freshman: At the Women's World Amateur in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, she tied for 48th as a member of the Mexican squad, then in March she returned to her native country to compete in the Mexican Amateur, where she placed second to teammate Becky Lucidi.
HIGH SCHOOL: Dergal was an honor student at the American School of Durango in Durango, Mexico ... She ranked fourth among Mexican juniors and was also fourth at the 2001 Junior World Championships in La Jolla, Calif. ... She represented Mexico at the 2000 and 2001 Junior America's Cup .
PERSONAL: Born on April 6, 1984, Dergal is an economics major at USC.
Lowest 54-Hole Score: 213
Lowest Round: 68
Top 10 Finishes: 5
Highest Finish: 2nd (tie)
Rounds in 60s: 1