SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Gile Chunk Starkute holed a 30-foot birdie putt from the perimeter on the principle further gap and Arizona, which grabbed the ultimate qualifying dwelling, disquieted prime-seeded Stanford within the quarterfinals of the NCAA females’s golf championship.
Stanford earned the No. 1 seed with a 13-shot victory over 4 rounds of stroke play at Grayhawk Golf Membership and had Rachel Heck, who obtained the precise particular person title.
Heck and Brooke Seay obtained their fits for the Cardinal. Vivian Hou and her sister, Yu-sang Hou, obtained for the Wildcats.
It got here applicable all the way down to Starkute, who needed to devour a penalty shot from a bush and assemble a 4-foot bogey putt on the par-5 18th gap to elongate her match towards Angelina Ye of Stanford.
Starkute delivered the winner for Arizona, which goes for its 2nd NCAA title the ultimate thrice. It was canceled ultimate twelve months because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Given that NCAA switched to match play in 2015, the No. 1 seed has now not obtained the title.
Arizona advanced to play Mississippi, which beat Texas as Andrea Lignell (22 holes) and Smilla Sonderby (21 holes) obtained two extra time fits.
In diverse quarterfinals, Anne Chen obligatory completely 13 holes and Gina Kim obtained in 17 holes as Duke knocked off Arizona Notify; and Oklahoma Notify obtained 4 of 5 fits to beat Auburn.