UF women's golf enters third straight NCAAs


Published: Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Monday, May 20, 2013 at 6:04 p.m.

What: NCAA Championship

Where: The UGA Golf Course (Par 72, 6,372 yards) in Athens, Ga.

When: Tuesday-Saturday

Who: (GolfStat National Rankings) Alabama (2), Tulane (14), Arkansas (5), Oklahoma St. (15), Texas (18), Northwestern (24), UCLA (8), Auburn (38), Duke (3), Oklahoma (4), Mississippi St. (40), Florida (10), Arizona St. (12), UC Davis (17), Wisconsin (47), Michigan St. (25), USC (1), Purdue (7), Vanderbilt (6), South Carolina (32), Stanford (13), Arizona (9), Oregon (35) and San Jose St. (48).

Of note: UF is competing in its third straight NCAA Championship and 24th finals in school history. It looks to add a third title to its national championship trophy case (1985, 1986).

UF's lineup: Senior Mia Piccio, sophomore Camilla Hedberg, junior Elcin Ulu, freshman Ursa Orehek and sophomore Anna Young

Quoting UF coach Emily Bastel: "We had a good team effort at regionals. That's what is exciting going into nationals because the final tournament takes a team effort. We're excited about that and most of the girls have played this golf course before. We feel like we've been able to prepare very well and we're ready to get going. This is the national championship and you know you can't really have an off-day to contend. We'll go up and get a good game plan and try to keep building off regionals."

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