ALBUQUERQUE -- No. 16-ranked Texas A&M begins play in the NCAA Women's Golf Championship on Tuesday at the University of New Mexico's Championship Golf Course.
The Aggies are making their fourth appearance in the last five years in
the national finals. A&M finished fifth at the NCAA Central Regional and
was second at the Big 12 Championship.
"This is what we've worked for all year -- the opportunity to play for a
national championship," A&M Head Coach Trelle McCombs said. "The girls
are ready to get out there and compete."
A&M will tee off at 8:10 a.m. (MST) and will be paired with No. 17
Virginia and No. 7 Oklahoma State. Live scoring is available at
Other teams in the 24-team field are top-ranked Southern California, No.
2 UCLA, No. 3 Duke, No. 4 Florida, No. 5 Arizona State, No. 6 Purdue,
No. 8 Georgia, No. 9 Denver, No. 10 Arkansas, No. 11 Auburn, No. 12
Alabama, No. 13 Arizona, No. 14 Wake Forest, No. 21 Texas, No. 24 LSU,
Arizona, Furman, TCU, Tulsa, UC Davis and UNLV.
A&M will be represented by freshman Sarah Zwartynski, sophomores
Danielle McVeigh and Ashley Freeman, junior Lauren Johnson and senior
Zwartynski leads the Aggies with a 75.37 scoring average, the fourth
best in A&M history and the second best by a freshman. She finished
seventh at the regional after closing with a three-under-par 69.
A&M is making its eighth overall appearance in the NCAA Championship.
Led by All-American Shirley Furlong, the 1982 team placed fifth, the
highest finish in school history.