Monday, May 23rd, 2016


Golf Channel Notable Quotes
NCAA Women’s Golf Championships
Individual National Championship
Monday, May 23, 2016
Eugene Country Club
Eugene, Oregon

Note to media: The low eight teams from today’s individual national championship advance to match-play competition starting Tuesday to determine the team national champions. Golf Channel will air live tournament coverage of the match-play quarterfinals Tuesday beginning at 1:30 p.m. ET, followed by match-play semifinals at 6:30 p.m. ET. 

Schools advancing to team match play quarterfinals include:
Southern California
South Carolina

Quarterfinal Matchups:
UCLA vs. Oregon
Stanford vs. South Carolina
Southern California vs. Duke
Washington vs. Virginia

Video – Golf Channel analysts Paige Mackenzie, Amanda Blumenherst and host Lisa Cornwell recap the drama and pressure from today’s individual national championship – Golf Channel analysts recap individual national championship and the teams advancing to Tuesday’s match play competition

Full information on teams advancing to match play, scores and results can be found at

On Duke’s Virginia Elena Carta, 2016 NCAA Division I Women’s Individual National Champion at 16-under par (8-shot victory)
Billy Ray Brown – “She is unstoppable. She is putting on some kind of performance.”
Curt Byrum – “On a mission.”
Karen Stupples – “She is carrying her team. She is so far ahead of everybody else.”
Brown – “She has handled the pressure absolutely perfect. She has done a very good job of sticking with her game plan.”
Brown – “Amazing the performance she has put on today. Even though she is a Freshman, she is playing like a seasoned veteran.”
Brown – “It’s been one of those days for her. Something she will remember for a long time.”
Paige Mackenzie – “If you are going to have one win your Freshman year, why not have it at the biggest event of the year.”
Amanda Blumenherst – “What Virginia did today was unbelievable.”

On Oregon advancing to team match play with the 8th and final spot
Oregon coach Ria Scott speaking with Golf Channel’s Kay Cockerill
Ria Scott – “It’s amazing. I think we really proved that we can play at this level. If you would have asked us after the fall season – when we had a rough patch there and we finished 40th after our last fall event – that we would have been standing here competing for the national championship in match play, I would have said, ‘Are you kidding me?’ But we’re here, and we are doing it. It’s golf and anything can happen.”

Blumenherst – “They [Oregon] have home court advantage. They know this golf course, and they have an entire city and state pulling for them.”

On Arizona Freshman Hayley Moore, who needed a birdie on the 18th hole to force a playoff for the 8th position with Oregon
Kay Cockerill – “This is a big learning experience for her. A lot of pressure put on the shoulders of this 17-year old.”

On the pressure of the teams trying to advance to the team match play competition
Stupples – “The pressure is quite immense for these players. Not only are they playing for their school, but also their teammates, essentially their family. This means so much to these players. They don’t want to let them down. They are feeling it on every shot because every single shot matters.”
Byrum – “You get the sense that everyone on the course knows what is going on.”
Nicole Castrale – “The tensions are very high out here. I’m nervous for these girls.”
Mackenzie – “It was so fun to see women rise to the occasion when the pressure was on, and unfortunately it was devastating to watch when that pressure just became too much.”

On Oklahoma State’s Linnea Johansson making triple bogey on the final hole, moving Oklahoma State out of the top-8
Castrale – “She took a little time on her second shot (on 18) and really didn’t stick to her routine.”

On defending champion Stanford advancing to team match play
Steve Burkowski – “They are not trying to defend anything. They are in pursuit of another championship.”
Cockerill – “Casey Danielson looks like she is ready for match play right now. She has not missed a shot today.”

Oregon Men’s Golf Coach Casey Martin Joined Bob Papa and Karen Stupples in the Broadcast Booth
Casey Martin – “This is special for me. This is my home, and where I spend my days, and have since I was a kid, so to share this with my fellow coaches, players and the world on TV is really fun for me.”
Martin – “It’s awesome for the women. They work really hard and they are putting in a great effort. It is great for the community to have both of the teams here.”

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