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NC State Headed to Scottsdale for NCAA Championships Action

NC State Headed to Scottsdale for NCAA Championships Action


SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Wolfpack women’s golf is off to Scottsdale, Ariz., to compete in the NCAA Division I Women’s Golf Championships final site for the first time since 2015. The tournament will be held at Grayhawk Golf Club from May 19-24, and NC State is one of 30 teams competing for the national title.


All 30 teams will participate in three rounds (54 holes) of stroke play from May 19-21. After those three rounds, the top 15 teams and top nine individuals not on an advancing team will have a final round of stroke play on Monday, May 22 after which an individual champion will be crowned and the top eight teams will be determined for match play. National television coverage of the match play portion of the event will be provided by the GOLF Channel.

Grayhawk Golf Club

Course Par/Yardage: 72/6,399

NC State Lineup

1. Lauren Olivares Leon

2. Vania Simont

3. Natalie Armbruester

4. Isabel Amezcua

5. Caitlin Whitehead

ALT. Jaclyn Kenzel


NC State is making its fourth NCAA Championships appearance as a team and its first since 2015. Each player on the roster will be making their debut at the final national site. The Pack punched its ticket with a second-place finish at the Raleigh Regional on its home course after entering the 12-team regional seeded eighth. Head coach Page Marsh has guided NC State to every one of its 20 postseason appearances, with all of those coming in the last 21 seasons.


After setting 18-hole (278, -10) and 54-hole (847, -17) program records earlier in the regular season, NC State put together a historic Raleigh Regional. The Pack opened the regional with a 282 first round, a postseason program record, and finished the week with a cumulative score of 861 (-3) for its second-best NCAA Tournament score of all time.

Wolfpack sophomore made history of her own with the best individual postseason performance in program history. She placed second at the event for the best regional finish by any NC State women’s golfer. Her finish came behind a career-low and program record-tying score of 208 (-8). All three of Olivares Leon’s scores at the event came in under par, highlighted by her setting the 18-hole (67, -5) individual

postseason program record in the opening round.

Natalie Armbruester (T14th) and Vania Simont


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