Women's golf concludes season with 17th-place finish at NCAA Championships

<p class="MsoNormal">The 10th-ranked Arizona State women&rsquo;s golf team finish in 17th place at the 2011 NCAA Women&rsquo;s Golf Championship in College Station, Texas. The Sun Devils shot a 58-over 1210 over the four-round Championship.</p><separator></separator><p class="MsoNormal">Leading the way for the Sun Devils was junior All-American <a href="http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/w-golf/mtt/ciganda_carlota00.html">… Ciganda</a>, who finished the tournament in a tie for 37th after shooting an 11-over 299 (72-73-78-76).</p><separator></separator><p class="MsoNormal">The Texas residents were happy to see the rainy conditions, as it had not rained in the area since September. However, for those golfing over the four-day tournament, the mixture of rain and wind hampered the quality play many had come to recognize from the championship field, with only five golfers recording scores under par.</p><separator></separator><p class="MsoNormal">With it&rsquo;s third-place finish at the East Regional, Arizona State set a new NCAA record for consecutive Championship appearances with 20. On the season the Sun Devils won three tournaments, most notably the Hawaii-hosted Dr. Donnis Thompson Invitational in which the Sun Devils took tournament honors with a 15-stroke victory over Arizona. Ciganda also added two individual victories to her resume with wins at the Dr. Donnis Thompson Invitational and the Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge.</p><separator></separator><p class="MsoNormal">The 2011 NCAA Championships, hosted by Texas A&amp;M, concludes the season for the Arizona State women&rsquo;s golf team.</p>