Site: Meadows Golf Course (Sunriver, Ore.)
Dates: May 17-20, 2005
Format: 72 Holes, 18 each day
Course Stats: Par 71, 7,012 yards
Host: Oregon State
32nd (Individual Golfweek/Sagarin Ratings)
Exclusive coverage of the NCAA Division I Golf Championships will be televised on The Golf Channel beginning May 18. Here is a look at the coverage schedule:
Thursday, May 19
2-4 a.m. (Central) (First and Second Round, Tape-Delayed)
6-8 p.m. (Central) (First and Second Round, Replay)
Friday, May 20
2-4 a.m. (Central) (Third Round, Tape-Delayed)
5-7 p.m. (Central) (Third Round, Replay)
Saturday, May 21
2-4 a.m. (Central) (Final Round, Tape-Delayed)
5-7 p.m. (Central) (Final Round, Replay)
2004-05 Texas Longhorns Recap
The Texas Longhorns finished their 2004-05 campaign with a ninth-place finish at the NCAA Central Regional, just missing a berth to the NCAA Championship. Their 52-over-par 916 was one stroke out of eighth place. The ninth-place finish gave UT eight top-10 finishes out of 11 tournaments. Texas also produced three top-three team showings with a third at the Franklin Street Partners Invitational, third at the Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational and then notched a second-place finish at the Big 12 Championship. Four Longhorns played in at least eight tournaments, led by freshman Kelley Louth who competed in every tournament except the Collegiate Match Play. Senior Lisa Ferrero (Lodi, Calif.) led the team in scoring average at 74.66 and in top-10 finishes with four.
Texas Individuals at the NCAA Championship
Senior Lisa Ferrero will try and become Texas' third individual medalist when she travels to the NCAA Championship in Sunriver, Ore., starting on Tuesday, May 17. Texas' last indiviudal national championship came in 1997 when then-senior and current LPGA professional Heather Bowie posted a three-under-par 285. That was also the last time Texas did not advance to the national tournament as a team. LPGA pro Charlotta Sorenstam won Texas' other individual national championship in 1993 after posting a one-under-par 287.
Ferrero enters her fourth NCAA Championship after playing a crucial role in helping the Longhorns finish in the top six each of her first three seasons. As a freshman, she posted UT's third-best score, an eight-over-par 296 (T-31st), to help the Longhorns tie for second place. She came back as a sophomore and shot a 21-over-par 309 (T-50th) to help UT finish third. Last year, she finished in a tie for 49th place with a 10-over-par 298 as Texas tied for sixth place.
Ferrero, a two-time second-team All-Big 12 honoree, is on the best stretch of her four-year career at Texas. She has finished in the top 10 in three of her last four tournaments, including her best finish as a Longhorn, a tie for second at the Big 12 Championship. In her last tournament, the NCAA Central Regional in Lubbock, Texas, she tied for fourth place with a six-over-par 222. In total, Ferrero has four top-10 finishes this season to go along with seven top 10s in her first three years.
With a 74.66 scoring average, Ferrero currently holds the lowest Longhorn scoring average of 2005. The 74.66 is the lowest of her four-year career. Her previous best was a 75.68 as a freshman, which ranks her third on the UT freshman scoring list. She went on to post averages of 76.48 and 76.20 as a sophomore and junior, respectively.