Women of Troy Prepare for NCAA Golf Championships|
May 14, 1998
LOS ANGELES, Calif.- Next up for the USC women's golf team is the 1998 NCAA Division I Women's Golf Championships, which will be held on May 20-23 at the University Ridge Golf Course (par 72 _ 6,033 yards) in Madison, Wis. The 72-hole tournament features the nation's top 19 teams and four nationally-ranked individuals, who did not qualify with their teams. Each team will play with five golfers. The top four scores from each day of competition will count towards the team total. Nine of the participating teams are ranked in the Top 10 of the MasterCard team rankings, including No. 9 USC. Thirty-nine of the individuals participating are ranked in the Top 50 of the MasterCard individual rankings, including Women of Troy freshmen Nicole Dalkas (No. 28) and Jennifer Rosales (No. 50). Tee times will begin at 8 a.m. each morning (from the first and 10th tees) for all four rounds of play. USC's No. 5 player will open the first round from the 10th tee at 8:50 a.m. on May 20 (along with players from Ohio State and Florida). The rest of the Women of Troy squad will continue to tee off at 10 minute intervals until USC's No. 1 player tees off at 9:30 a.m. Practice rounds are scheduled for May 18 and 19. The Women of Troy will begin their practice round on May 18 at 8:10 a.m. off the 10th tee. USC advanced to the NCAA Championships after finishing in a tie for fifth place at the NCAA West Regional at the Stanford Golf Course (May 7-9). Troy's five-woman lineup for the NCAA West Regional will be Dalkas, Rosales, Johanna Josefsson (No. 56), Ida Danielsson (No. 76) and Danielle La Voie.
ON THE AIR ESPN2 will provide live coverage of the second and third rounds of the NCAA Championships _ Thursday, May 21, from 3-5 p.m. (Eastern time), and Friday, May 22, from 1-3 p.m. (Eastern time). Final-round coverage will air on Saturday, May 23, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. (Eastern time) on ESPN2.
GASTON TO COACH ALL-STARS USC women's golf associate head coach Andrea Gaston was selected to coach in the "East-West Match," which will be played on May 19 (the second day of practice rounds). Gaston, along with Rise Lakowske of Oregon State, will coach the West squad, which consists of 10 players, including USC freshman Nicole Dalkas. The West team will challenge 10 players representing the East in a two-person best-ball contest.
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