Women's golf takes on the Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge

Heading back to the golf course this week, the ninth-ranked Arizona State women’s golf team takes on the Palos Verdes Golf Club for the 2012 Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge, Feb. 13-15 in Palos Verdes, Calif.

The Sun Devils will look to make their mark again, having won the Northrop Grumman team title twice, most recently in 2009. Former Sun Devil Carlota Ciganda is the reigning tournament individual champion.

The 15-team field will compete on the par-71, 5,912-yard course, playing 54 holes over three days. The field for the tournament features: Arizona State, Colorado, Denver, Duke, Florida, Florida State, Michigan State, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pepperdine, UC Davis, UCLA, USC and Wake Forest.

The line-up for Arizona State includes: senior Giulia Molinaro, sophomore Daniela Ordonez, freshman Noemi Jimenez, sophomore Laura Blanco, and sophomore Justine Lee. Freshman Emilie Alonso will play as an individual.

Last week, the Sun Devils kicked off their spring campaign with a third-place finish at the Wildcat Invitational. Molinaro, ranked fifth in the nation according to Golfweek, recorded her fifth top-15 finish of the season, tying for eighth overall.

Live scoring for the Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge will be available at www.golfstat.com.