Soo Ends Season at NCAA Championships
- Author: Leroy Wright May 23, 2017,
May 23, 2017, 21:23
BU shot 18-over 306 in Monday's final round and finished at 53-over 917, three stokes in front of the cut.
With 36 holes remaining in stroke play (Tuesday and Wednesday), the Vikings must move up the leaderboard to one of the top eight spots to qualify for the match play round. Stanford (311-298-296/905) was second at 41-over par.
Northwestern heads into match play seeded No. 1 after leading all three rounds. However, the Sun Devils have plenty of match play experience with four worldwide players in their lineup. Kim made four birdies, including one on No. 18 to close her round, and she eagled the 341-yard, par-4 12th hole by draining her approach from approximately 100 yards. The South Yarra, Australia, native posted a 72.38 (+0.47) season-scoring average, the second best in relation to par in program history and just.03 behind Chirapat Jao-Javanil's average of.44 in 2012-13. Pelaez shot 81 Monday and tied Dambaugh for 50th in the individual standings at 16 over par.
Maguire improved her scores each round during the championship, after opening with a 77 on Friday, she fired a one under 71 on the second day, followed by that 70 on the last day.
Stanford's depth showed, as senior Casey Danielson (76) tied for 45th at 15-over 231, followed by junior Shannon Aubert (75, t-57) and Chou (76, t-89).
The top eight teams - Northwestern, Stanford, Arizona State, Ohio State, USC, Florida, Baylor and Kent State - advanced to the match play quarterfinals, which begin on Tuesday. No. 35 North Carolina (+56) missed the cut by one stroke, followed by No. 11 SC (+59) in 10th place. The third Big 12 team in the field, No. 30 Texas Tech (+70), is in 22nd place.
The Gamecocks, who finished fifth nationally a year ago, started the final round of the rain-shortened event in sixth place, six strokes under the cutline.
Sullivan, representing Chico State as an individual in the NCAA Championships' 54-hole, stroke-play competition, parred his first two holes before committing a bogey on the par-3 third. Michigan State, 317-317-304 - 938; 20.
The Blue Devils will have a much anticipated opportunity to redeem themselves next season with three top recruits joining the team: Jaravee Boonchant, Miranda Wang and current fourth-ranked amateur Hannah O'Sullivan. Finn had to save par from a bunker on the 18th, and she holed a 5-foot putt for a bunker save.