Golf - Daytona State College Hosts NJCAA Women's Golf Championship
Daytona Beach, FL (May 10, 2014) – A total of 102 golfers representing 35 colleges from across the United States will compete for top team and individual titles at the 2014 National Junior College Athletic Association Women's Golf Championship to be held May 12-15 at LPGA International Golf Club in Daytona Beach.
DSC's Lady Falcons are the defending National Champions and have won the NJCAA National Championship six times (2003, 2004, 2005, 2010, 2011, 2013). With three players currently ranked in the top 10 and the team holding the #1 position in the NJCAA scoring statistics, all eyes will be on the Lady Falcons as they hope to retain the NJCAA title that they won last year by 11 shots. Freshman Tiffany Chan is ranked #1, sophomore So Young Hwang is ranked #2, and sophomore Mary Dawson is currently ranked #7.
We have a great opportunity to finish off the year by capturing another National Championship", commented Lady Falcons Coach, Laura Brown. "This team has performed very well this year and these players are very prepared for this year's National Championship. They have had an impressive year and are playing with a lot of confidence. We have depth in our line-up, as we currently have three of our top five players ranked in the top 10 nationally. We are excited to begin play next week and are looking forward to the chance of keeping the title in Daytona Beach for another year."
The Lady Falcons have five players competing in the event. Players include freshman standout Tiffany Chan (Hong Kong) who is currently ranked 49th in the World Amateur Rankings, sophomore So Young Hwang (South Korea), who finished as the runner-up individually last year and received 1st team All-American honors, freshman Whitney Stevenson (Canton, GA), sophomore Mary Dawson who finished 8th last year and received 2nd team All-American honors (Melbourne, FL), and Courtney Cobb (Jacksonville, FL).
First round tee times start at 7:40 on Monday the 12th with the Lady Falcons starting at 8:30.