Northwestern takes NCAA women's golf lead in rain and cold


Inclement weather forced the cancellation of the Saturday round of the 2017 NCAA Women's Golf Championships.

The Illini started the final round at the West Lafayette Regional five shots back of fifth place, the cutoff to advance to the NCAA Championships.

White finished the regional tournament with nine birdies. The Dickson, Tennessee, native tied for 15th place. Three players tied for second at 4-under.

Senior Noah West posted with his best round of the tournament at 1-over par 72. White's lone birdie of the day came on the par-5 11th hole.

In Sammamish, Washington, Alabama carded a 2-under par 282 and finished tied for third with a 54-hole score of 10-over par 862 (293-297-282) at the Washington Regional. The victor of the 2018 MAC Championship will receive an automatic bid to the NCAA regional round. No one was better than the +6 IL had as a team.

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This will mark the fifth time under Nye that the Lions have appeared in the NCAA Championship with appearances in 1996, 2004, 2008 and 2010 with their best finish in 2004 (15th). Playing ahead of Wallace, Sagoo was already three over for the day, and then bogeyed each of his last three holes to finish at three over.

Junior Steven Setterstrom tied for 22nd with a 5-over par 218 (68-75-75) to give the Tide three golfers among the Regional's top-25 finishers. He departs Athens as the program's single-season scoring average record holder after averaging a 71.82 over 12 events and 34 rounds in 2016-17, breaking the previous record of 72.12 set by his high school coach, Erik Herberth, in 2001-02.

Penn State and Golfstat number one ranked USC were the only teams with two or more golfers in the top-10.

Sophomore Jennifer Kupcho of Wake Forest fired a first-round 74 in the NCAA Women's Golf Championships on Friday at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove, Illinois.

The Wildcats' Katiyana Mauga put national No. 2 seed Arizona on the board in the third with a home run to straightaway center.