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Texas A&M Women’s Golf Finish 10th at NCAA Championships

May 23, 2014
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Courtesy: Texas A&M Athletics
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TULSA, Oklahoma – The Texas A&M women’s golf team rallied to claim a tie for 10th at the 2014 NCAA Championships at the Tulsa Country Club. The Aggies fired their lowest round of the week and were one of only five teams to break par on Friday at the par-70 6,194 yard championship course.

“A top-10 finish is incredible when you are in such an elite field of teams and players,” Texas A&M head coach Trelle McCombs said. “I'm so proud of the way our girls performed today. They left everything out there and that's what they needed to do.”

Freshman Marijosse Navarro finished sixth after turning in a four-under round. The Mexico City native matched teammate Katerina Ruzickova’s program best sixth place finish at the 2011 Championship. , the eloquently nicknamed ‘Queen of Putts’, tallied five birdies including four on the front nine against just one bogey in the Aggies best round of the week.

“Like I have said all spring, MJ is a special player,” McCombs said. “She is the real deal and is still young but a very talented player. She played like a true champion today.”

No. 3 Duke claimed the championship by two strokes, fending off a final day charge from No. 1 Southern Cal. No. 2 UCLA claimed third place followed by No. 7 Oklahoma and No. 5 Arizona State. Rounding out the top-10 were No. 27 Mississippi State, No. 11 Arizona, No. 22 Ohio State, No. 10 Alabama, No. 8 Vanderbilt, No. 30 Texas A&M and No. 17 NC State. Completing the leader board were No. 4 South Carolina, No. 18 Virginia, No. 15 Northwestern, No. 31 Tulane, No. 6 Washington, No. 21 Florida, No. 12 Stanford, No. 20 Michigan State, No. 45 Campbell, No. 25 Cal, No. 24 Iowa State and No. 29 Kansas.

Senior Natalie Reeves played her best round of the championship signing a two-under scorecard as she walked off the golf course for the final time in and A&M uniform. Reeves finished at 15-over for the tournament and claimed a tie for 67th. Fellow senior Katerina Ruzickova continued to improve each time out on the course as she finished even par in the final round and 10-over for the tournament in a tie for 38th.

A&M’s third senior in Tulsa, Chelsea Mocio, also carded her best round in the Sooner State at four-over par on Friday. The Fort Worth native tied for 113th in her final round representing the Aggies at 26-over. Freshman Andrea Jonama was eight-over par on Friday to finish in a tie for 105th at 24-over through 72 holes.

“It was a real treat coaching these three seniors,” McCombs said. “I cannot thank them enough for representing Texas A&M with true class and dignity. It will be difficult to fill the lineup next season without these quality young ladies.”

Texas A&M competed in the NCAA Championship for the fourth time in McComb's seven seasons in Aggieland. The Aggies have finished in the top-10 three times under McCombs after doing it only twice in the program’s history prior to McCombs arrival. It was A&M's 12th all-time appearance at the NCAA Championship.

 

2014 NCAA Championships Standings

Place

Team

Round 1

Round 2

Round 3

Round 4

Total

To Par

1

3

Duke

293

285

278

274

1130

+10

2

1

Southern California

293

291

278

270

1132

+12

3

2

UCLA

291

293

283

278

1145

+25

4

7

Oklahoma

288

287

291

281

1147

+27

5

5

Arizona State

293

287

291

279

1150

+30

6

27

Miss. State

302

285

283

287

1157

+37

T7

11

Arizona

298

286

287

287

1158

+38

T7

22

Ohio State

299

291

288

280

1158

+38

9

10

Alabama

305

285

289

282

1161

+41

T10

8

Vanderbilt

303

290

286

284

1163

+43

T10

30

Texas A&M

305

292

288

278

1163

+43

T10

17

NC State

307

284

280

292

1163

+43

13

4

South Carolina

301

299

283

281

1164

+44

14

18

Virginia

303

295

288

279

1165

+45

T15

15

Northwestern

305

289

284

288

1166

+46

T15

31

Tulane

303

294

278

291

1166

+46

17

6

Washington

299

289

293

286

1167

+47

T18

21

Florida

305

292

290

282

1169

+49

T18

12

Stanford

300

286

294

289

1169

+49

T20

20

Michigan State

305

283

302

288

1178

+58

T20

45

Campbell

305

303

289

281

1178

+58

22

25

California

296

305

289

290

1180

+60

23

24

Iowa State

306

298

292

290

1186

+66

24

29

Kansas

313

293

303

292

1201

+81

 

Texas A&M Individuals

Place

Player

Round 1

Round 2

Round 3

Round 4

Total

To Par

6

Marijosse Navarro

73

73

68

66

280

E

T38

Katerina Ruzickova

77

72

71

70

290

+10

T67

Natalie Reeves

77

75

75

68

295

+15

T105

Andrea Jonama

80

72

74

78

304

+24

T113

Chelsea Mocio

78

79

75

74

306

+26

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