Full coverage: Women's conference championships
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
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Big East Women's Championship: Day 2
Take a look at images from Tuesday's final round at the 2012 Big East Women's Golf Championships at Reunion Resort, just outside of Orlando, Fla.
• Atlantic Sun Conference, April 9-11, Venetian Bay GC, New Smyrna Beach, Fla.: Kennessaw State captured its first A-Sun title in program history as East Tennessee State’s Gabriella Wahl won on the second hole of sudden death against Mercer’s Lacey Fears. Scores
• Big South Conference, April 9-11, The Patriot GC, Ninety Six, S.C.: Campbell upset Big South favorite Coastal Carolina for its first win since rejoining the league. Campbell also won titles in 1993 and ‘94. Brittany Henderson claimed the individual title for the Chanticleers. Scores
• Atlantic Coast Conference, April 13-15, Sedgefield CC, Greensboro, N.C.: After a three-year hiatus at the top, the Duke women’s team once again is the Atlantic Coast Conference champions. Scores. | Story
• Southern Conference, April 15-17, Moss Creek GC, Hilton Head Island, S.C.: Chattanooga won its third consecutive SoCon title, which qualifies the team to advance to NCAA Regionals for the fifth year in a row. Sophomore Jordan Britt, who finished runner-up at last year’s conference championship, was medalist. Scores
• Sun Belt Conference, April 16-18, The Shoals, Muscle Shoals, Ala.: The University of Denver made this one a no-contest, clearing the field by 17 strokes for its ninth straight conference title. Meanwhile, Denver freshman Rachael Watton won the individual title in a playoff with Florida International's Katie Mundy. Scores.
• West Coast Conference, April 16-18, San Juan Oaks GC, Hollister, Calif.: Pepperdine used three solid rounds to win its 11th consecutive conference title, led by freshman Somin Lee. The Waves were actually challenged in 2012, clearing San Francisco by only six shots. Gonzaga's Victoria Fallgren won the school's first individual title, beating Seattle's Caitlin McCleary on the first hole of a playoff. Scores.
• Southland Conference, April 16-18, Vaaler Creek, Kyle, Texas: Texas San Antonio successfully defended its conference title by clearing Texas State by five shots after an impressive opening round to set the tone. UTSA was led by medalist Shannon Jungman and runner-up Fabiola Arriaga. Scores.
• Colonial Athletic Association, April 20-22, St. James Plantation, Southport, N.C.: North Carolina-Wilmington held off James Madison to earn the conference title, while Georgia State's Charlotte Lorentzen won the individual title by four shots over a pair of UNCW players. Scores.
• Southeastern Conference, April 20-22, Blessings GC, Fayetteville, Ark.: Auburn held off Arkansas by a single shot to win the conference title, riding Patricia Sanz's individual victory to the big win. Scores. | Story
• Mountain West Conference, April 20-22, Wigwam Resort (Gold), Phoenix, Ariz.: TCU won a second consecutive conference championship for the first time in history. It's the third Mountain West crown the Horned Frogs have won in the last six years. Sophomore Sanna Nuutinen won the individual title on the fourth playoff hole. Scores | Story
• Big East Conference, April 22-24, Reunion Resort, Orlando, Fla.: South Florida captured its first conference title, holding off Notre Dame by a stroke at Reunion Resort, just outside of Orlando. Notre Dame's Ashley Armstrong was the medalist. Scores | Story
• Big Sky Conference, April 22-24, Ocotillo Golf Resort, Chandler, Ariz.: Sacramento State faltered on the tournament's final day, opening the door for Northern Colorado to take the conference championship. Northern Colorado won by two strokes after trailing by two heading into the final round. Carleigh Silvers made it a sweep for Northern Colorado, winning the individual title by a stroke. Scores.
• Big West Conference, April 22-24, San Luis Obispo (Calif.) CC: UC Davis made it look easy, clearing second-place UC Irvine by 11 shots despite trailing by five shots after the first round. The Aggies were led by conference medalist Bev Vatananugulkit, who beat teammate Amy Simanton by two shots. Scores.
• Missouri Valley Conference, April 22-24, CC of Terre Haute (Ind.): Missouri State held off four-time defending champion Illinois State to win its second league title in school history. The Bears overcame a three-shot deficit entering the final round to win the championship. Illinois State’s Katie Jean was the individual medalist. Scores
• Ohio Valley Conference, April 22-24, GreyStone GC, Dickson, Tenn.: Jacksonville State won its fifth Ohio Valley Championship with a 13-shot victory over Morehead State. It’s the first title for Jacksonville State since winning four straight from 2005-08. Gamecock junior Ornella Arrizon tied with Morehead State’s Marisa Kamelgarn for medalist honors. Scores
• The Summit League, April 23-24, Primm Valley (Nev.) GC: Oral Roberts logged a 15th-consecutive Summit League title by finishing four shots ahead of North Dakota State. The Golden Eagles’ 45-over 909 total was the second-best team score in conference history following the school’s 902 total in 2006. North Dakota State junior Amy Anderson won the individual title for the second straight year. Scores
• Conference USA, April 23-25, Peninsula GC, Gulf Shores, Ala.: Tulsa cruised to the conference championship, leading wire-to-wire for a nine-shot victory over Central Florida. Tulsa held a seven-shot lead coming into the final round. Tulane's Maribel Lopez Porras cruised to the individual win, clearing SMU's Felicia Espericueta by four shots. Scores.
• Western Athletic Conference, April 23-25, Longbow GC, Mesa, Ariz.: San Jose State led by eight strokes after one round and 14 after the second round as it cruised to a 13-shot conference victory. The Spartans were the only team to break 300 in each round. New Mexico State's Demi Mak won the individual title in a playoff with Idaho's Kayla Mortellaro. Scores.
• Southwestern Athletic Conference, April 23-25, Links on the Bayou, Alexandria, La.: Jackson State won the Southwestern Athletic Conference title for the 15th time under current head coach Eddie Payton. Prairie View A&M’s Shanequa Valentine was the individual medalist. Scores
• Big 12 Conference, April 27-29, Lawrence (Kan.) CC: Oklahoma finished two shots ahead of Texas to win its second Big 12 Championship in program history. It’s the third victory of the season for the Sooners, who claimed four players in the top 16. Mary Michael Maggio, a Texas A&M junior who transferred last year from LSU, won individual medalist honors by a single shot. Scores | Story
• Big Ten Conference, April 27-29, French Lick (Ind.) Resort: Michigan State easily repeated as Big Ten champions, finishing 10 shots ahead of runner-up Purdue. It’s the 10th league title in Spartan history and the fourth under head coach Stacy Slobodnik-Stoll. Purdue’s Laura Gonzalez made up significant ground with second- and third-round scores of 69 to win by one shot. Scores | Story
• Horizon League, April 27-29, Mission Inn Resort, Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla.: Butler went wire-to-wire at the Horizon League Championship to win a second consecutive title. Four Bulldogs finished in the top 8. Detroit-Mercy’s Lindsey Lammers won a playoff over Loyola’s Ann Vrdolyak for the individual title. Scores
• Ivy Group, April 27-29, Seaview Golf Resort, Galloway, N.J.: Freshman Bonnie Hu led Harvard to its first Ivy League title since 2009 while also winning the individual title by five shots. The Crimson posted a tournament-best round of 308 on Day 2, then held off Penn in the final round. They finished six shots ahead of the Quakers. Scores
• Mid-American Conference, April 27-29, Hawthorns CC, Fishers, Ind.: Kent State continued its Mid-American Conference domination by winning a 14th consecutive title. The Golden Flashes finished 16 shots ahead of runner-up Ball State. The Cardinals’ Jennifer Hague won a playoff over Toledo's Piyathida Chaiyapan in the individual championship. Scores
• Northeast Conference, April 27-29, LPGA International, Daytona Beach, Fla.: Long Island freshman Cristina Felip helped her team overcome a five-shot deficit to win its first Northeast Conference Championship since 2005. Felip – playing for head coach Natalie Desjardins, a former Northeast individual champion – won the individual title by 11 strokes as the team won by five. Scores
• Pac-12 Conference, April 27-29, Palouse Ridge GC, Pullman, Wash.: California pulled off a major upset at the Pac-12 Championship, finishing ahead of three of the top four programs in Golfweek’s rankings. Cal beat its closest pursuer, USC, by one shot as Arizona and UCLA fell three and four shots short, respectively. The conference title was only the second in Cal history and the first since 2003. USC’s Doris Chen won the individual title. Scores | Story
• Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, April 27-29, Disney Magnolia GC, Lake Buena Vista, Fla.: Siena College won a 12th consecutive MAAC Chmpionship as freshman Victoria Nguyen won individual medalist honors. Three of Ngyuen’s teammates also placed in the top 5 and the Saints finished 53 shots ahead of runner-up Fairfield. Scores
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