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Women's golf make last prep before NCAA meet


May 17, 2009

The No. 1 Arizona State women's golf team had their final practice round before tomorrow's first day of the NCAA Championships. With the temperatures barely creeping over 60 degrees, the Sun Devils practiced nine holes during the second practice round. Click here for a gallery of today's action.

The rough is thick, the greens are fast and the course is 200 yards longer than it was at the Fall Preview which the Sun Devils won in September. Head coach Melissa Luellen likened the course to one used for the U.S. Open several times throughout the round.

"How lucky we are to play here," she said numerous times throughout the day.

A few updates:

The tee times were moved to a half hour later due to anticipated frost in the early morning. The Sun Devils will tee off at 12:30 p.m. ET now instead of noon.
Click here to read the Arizona Republic's preview of the Sun Devils trip to the NCAA Championships.

Women's golf guru Beth Ann Baldry of Golfweek Magazine selected the Sun Devils and Carlota Ciganda to win this week. Click here to read her column on the Sun Devils

Baldry was not the only national writer to pick the Sun Devils. College golf expert Ryan Herrington of Golf World Magazine also selected ASU as the tournament champion. Click here to read his thoughts on the NCAA Championships


Follow the Sun Devils online as they attempt to win their seventh NCAA Championship in program history. Click here for live results