Golden Gopher freshman Isabella McCauley is one day out from beginning play at the NCAA Championship in Scottsdale, AZ. The freshman will be the first Gopher women’s golfer to compete in this event since 2011. McCauley has finished top-10 in her past four events.

The tournament will be hosted at the Grayhawk Golf Club and individual competition begins Friday, May 19, with McCauley teeing off at 3:42 p.m. CT., and conclude on the 22nd.

Stanford’s Rose Zhang is the defending individual champion.

From the Coach:
“This is a special day in the history of the program. To be represented at the NCAA National Championship is a huge step forward for what we’re building,” said head coach Rhyll Brinsmead. “Bella is playing phenomenal golf right now and we’re excited to see her compete on the biggest stage in golf.”

The Competition:
McCauley will join 155 other golfers from 36 universities in Scottsdale for the tournament. There are a total of 30 teams and six individuals competing.

The top 15 teams and nine individuals on a non-advancing team will compete in the final round of stroke play on May 22nd to crown an individual winner.

The Course:
This is the third consecutive year that Grayhawk Golf Club has served as the host of the NCAA Championships. The par-72 course plays 6,384 yards with 40 acres of fairway and 62 sand bunkers.

Looking Ahead:
Round one begins May 19th with tee times beginning at 8:10 a.m. CT. The final round of individual play will be streamed on The Golf Channel at 3:00 p.m. CT on May 22.

(info courtesy of Gopher Sports)

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