NCAA Regional Sites and Dates Announced

By Golf Channel DigitalMay 5, 2003, 4:00 pm
College CentralThe NCAA Division I Women's Golf Committee have announced the teams and individuals that will be participating in the 2003 NCAA Division I Women's Golf Championships Regionals.
 
The three regional tournaments will be played May 8-10 and will determine the makeup of the NCAA Championships. The top eight teams and two individuals will advance from each region.
 
The NCAA Championship are to be played at the Birck Boilermaker Golf Complex in West Lafayette, Ind., and will be hosted by the Purdue University on May 20-23. The top eight teams and two individuals will advance from each region.
 

East Regional
The East regional will be played May 8-10 at Salem Glen Country Club, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, hosted by Wake Forest University. Conference automatic qualifiers are indicated in parenthesis next to the institution.
 
Teams:
1 Duke (Atlantic Coast Conference)
2 Arizona
3 Auburn (Southeastern Conference)
4 Vanderbilt
5 Wake Forest
6 Georgia
7 South Carolina
8 Tulane
9 North Carolina
10 Florida State
11 South Florida (Conference USA)
12 East Carolina
13 Furman
14 North Carolina-Wilmington (Big South Conference)
15 North Carolina State
16 Mississippi State
17 Penn State
18 Mississippi
19 Western Carolina (Southern Conference)
20 Georgia State (Atlantic Sun Conference)
21 St. Francis (Pennsylvania) (Northeast Conference)
 
Individuals:
1 Jenny Gleason, North Carolina-Greensboro
2 Tina Miller, Miami (Florida)
3 Avery Kiser, Princeton

Central Regional
The Central regional will be played May 8-10 at Firethorn Golf Club, Lincoln, Nebraska, hosted by the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. Conference automatic qualifiers are indicated in parenthesis next to the institution.
 
Teams:
1 California (Pacific-10 Conference)
2 Texas
3 Florida
4 Tennessee
5 New Mexico (Mountain West Conference)
6 Tulsa (Western Athletic Conference)
7 Purdue
8 Oklahoma
9 Missouri
10 Baylor
11 TCU
12 Kent State (Mid-American Conference)
13 Michigan State
14 Arkansas
15 Texas A&M
16 Indiana
17 Wisconsin
18 Kansas State
19 Nebraska
20 Yale (Ivy Group)
21 Southern University (Southwestern Athletic Conference)
 
Individuals:
1 Randi Gauthier, North Texas
2 Louise Kenney, Iowa State
3 Elizabeth Burden, Northwestern
 

West Regional
The West regional will be played May 8-10 at Karsten Golf Course, Tempe, Arizona, hosted by Arizona State University. Conference automatic qualifiers are indicated in parenthesis next to the institution.
 
Teams:
1 Pepperdine
2 Southern California
3 Oklahoma State (Big 12 Conference)
4 UCLA
5 Ohio State (Big Ten Conference)
6 Arizona State
7 Stanford
8 New Mexico State (Sun Belt Conference)
9 Washington
10 UNLV
11 San Francisco
12 San Jose State
13 Oregon State
14 Denver
15 Nevada
16 Illinois
17 Washington State
18 Oral Roberts (Mid-Continent Conference)
19 Cal State Northridge (Big West Conference)
20 Portland State (Big Sky Conference)
21 Bradley (Missouri Valley Conference)
 
Individuals:
1 Nicole Keller, Idaho
2 Stella Lee, UC Irvine
3 Erin Kerr, Colorado
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Monahan buoyed by Tour's sponsor agreements

By Rex HoggardJanuary 24, 2018, 12:27 am

SAN DIEGO – Farmers Insurance announced on Tuesday at Torrey Pines a seven-year extension of the company’s sponsorship of the Southern California PGA Tour event. This comes on the heels of Sony extending its sponsorship of the year’s first full-field event in Hawaii through 2022.

Although these might seem to be relatively predictable moves, considering the drastic makeover of the Tour schedule that will begin with the 2018-19 season, it is a telling sign of the confidence corporations have in professional golf.

“It’s a compliment to our players and the value that the sponsors are achieving,” Tour commissioner Jay Monahan said.

Monahan said that before 2014 there were no 10-year title sponsorship agreements in place. Now there are seven events sponsored for 10-years, and another five tournaments that have agreements in place of at least seven years.

“What it means is, it gives organizations like the Century Club [which hosts this week’s Farmers Insurance Open], when you have that level of stability on a long-term basis that allows you to invest in your product, to grow interest and to grow the impact of it,” Monahan said. “You experienced what this was like in 2010 or seen other tournaments that you don’t know what the future is.S o to go out and sell and inspire a community and you can’t state that we have a long-term agreement it’s more difficult.”

Events like this year’s Houston Open, Colonial in Fort Worth, Texas, and The National all currently don’t have title sponsors – although officials at Colonial are confident they can piece together a sponsorship package. But even that is encouraging to Monahan considering the uncertainty surrounding next season’s schedule, which will include the PGA Championship moving to May and The Players to March as well as a pre-Labor Day finish to the season.

“When you look back historically to any given year [the number of events needing sponsors] is lower than the typical average,” Monahan said. “As we start looking to a new schedule next year, you get excited about a great schedule with a great group of partners.”

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Day WDs from Farmers pro-am because of sore back

By Golf Channel DigitalJanuary 24, 2018, 12:07 am

SAN DIEGO – Jason Day has withdrawn from the Wednesday pro-am at the Farmers Insurance Open, citing a sore back.

Day, the 2015 champion, played a practice round with Tiger Woods and Bryson DeChambeau on Tuesday at Torrey Pines, and he is still expected to play in the tournament.

Day was replaced in the pro-am by Whee Kim. 

Making his first start since the Australian Open in November, Day is scheduled to tee off at 1:30 p.m. ET Thursday alongside Jon Rahm and Brandt Snedeker.

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Farmers inks 7-year extension through 2026

By Golf Channel DigitalJanuary 24, 2018, 12:04 am

SAN DIEGO – Farmers Insurance has signed a seven-year extension to serve as the title sponsor for the PGA Tour event at Torrey Pines, it was announced Tuesday. The deal will run through 2026.

“Farmers Insurance has been incredibly supportive of the tournament and the Century Club’s charitable initiatives since first committing to become the title sponsor in 2010,” PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan said.


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“We are extremely grateful for the strong support of Farmers and its active role as title sponsor, and we are excited by the commitment Farmers has made to continue sponsorship of the Farmers Insurance Open for an additional seven years.

In partnership with Farmers, the Century Club – the tournament’s host organization – has contributed more than $20 million to deserving organizations benefiting at-risk youth since 2010. 

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Woods impresses DeChambeau, Day on Tuesday

By Ryan LavnerJanuary 23, 2018, 11:27 pm

SAN DIEGO – Bryson DeChambeau played with Tiger Woods for the first time Tuesday morning, and the biggest surprise was that he wasn’t overcome by nerves.

“That’s what I was concerned about,” DeChambeau said. “Am I just gonna be slapping it around off the tee? But I was able to play pretty well.”

So was Woods.

DeChambeau said that Woods looked “fantastic” as he prepares to make his first PGA Tour start in a year.

“His game looks solid. His body doesn’t hurt. He’s just like, yeah, I’m playing golf again,” DeChambeau said. “And he’s having fun, too, which is a good thing.”

Woods arrived at Torrey Pines before 7 a.m. local time Tuesday, when the temperature hadn’t yet crept above 50 degrees. He warmed up and played the back nine of Torrey Pines’ South Course with DeChambeau and Jason Day.

“He looks impressive; it was good to see,” Day told PGATour.com afterward. “You take (Farmers) last year and the Dubai tournament out, and he hasn’t really played in two years. I think the biggest thing is to not get too far ahead, or think he’s going to come back and win straight away.


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“The other time he came back, I don’t think he was ready and he probably came back too soon. This time he definitely looks ready. I think his swing is really nice, he’s hitting the driver a long way and he looks like he’s got some speed, which is great.”

Woods said that his caddie, Joe LaCava, spent four days with him in South Florida last week and that he’s ready to go.

“Before the Hero I was basically given the OK probably about three or four weeks prior to the tournament, and I thought I did pretty good in that prep time,” Woods told ESPN.com, referring to his tie for ninth in the 18-man event.

“Now I’ve had a little more time to get ready for this event. I’ve played a lot more golf, and overall I feel like I’ve made some nice changes. I feel good.”

Woods is first off Torrey Pines’ North Course in Wednesday’s pro-am, scheduled for 6:40 a.m. local time.