Saturday, May 23, 2009

Women's Golf Finishes 5th At NCAA Championships


It was an up and down day once again for the University of Denver's Women's Golf Team, but a late match collapse by Duke allowed the Pioneers to sneak in 5th place at the NCAA Women's Golf Championships.

Denver's season was highlighted by winning the NCAA East Regionals two weeks ago and then unexpectedly surging to the first day lead at the NCAA Championships on Tuesday. However the Pioneers were unable to continue their magical run, as traditional Pac-10 powers applied mounting pressure.

In the past two seasons DU has firmly established themselves as a Top 10 golfing program under the leadership of coach Sammie Chergo. Chergo will look to add depth in the offseason as DU is within striking distance of a championship.

Graduating Seniors Katie Kempter & Dawn Shockley will be missed next season, but DU has an exciting Freshman class coming aboard. Stephanie Sherlock, one of the best golfers in the nation will anchor DU in her Senior year next season.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow -- Way to go Pioneers!

Is this the best finish in the history of the program? Where did we finish last season?

dggoddard said...

Last year DU tied for 6th place with Texas A&M.

DU played with the Tournament leaders for three out of the four days this year under the most extreme pressure.

CO14ers said...

Great job by the ladies from my alma mater to take the title. Go Sun Devils!

Also great showing by the lady Pioneers to hang with the big dogs!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on the great performance. 6th place last year, 5th place this year, and a couple of stellar new players coming in. Seems like the team has to make another leap to be able to contend someday for a top 3 spot, but I wouldn't put it past them.