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Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

NOTABLE QUOTES – NCAA WOMEN’S GOLF CHAMPIONSHIPS SEMIFINALS – STANFORD AND WASHINGTON ADVANCE TO WEDNESDAY’S CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH

Golf Channel Notable Quotes
NCAA Women’s Golf Championships
Team Match Play, Semifinals
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Eugene Country Club
Eugene, Oregon

Semifinal Matches Results:
Stanford defeated Duke 3-2
Washington defeated UCLA 3.5 – 1.5

  • Washington Freshman Sarah Rhee clinched the deciding point for Washington on the first extra hole in her match by holing out from the greenside bunker. Rhee, who was 3-down with three to play, won the final four holes in her match (16, 17, 18 and first extra hole).

 

**Golf Channel will air live coverage of the team match play national championship Wednesday beginning at 6 p.m. ET**

National Championship Match
Stanford vs. Washington

On the NCAA Women’s Golf Championships semifinal matches
Lisa Cornwell – “Anybody who thinks golf is a tame sport didn’t watch today’s semifinal matches here in Eugene.”
Steve Burkowski – “Wow. Wow. Amazing what we saw transpire in the last hour today.”

On Stanford defeating Duke 3-2 to advance to the national championship match
Karen Stupples – “This match play format really brings out the best in Mariah Stackhouse’s game.”
Steve Burkowski – “What an impressive performance by the Freshman Sierra Kersten.”
Kay Cockerill – “It is a real pleasure to watch this young woman play. She is the total package. She is intelligent, a natural born leader and a dynamic golfer. She will be sorely missed when she graduates,”
Burkowski – “Yet again Mariah Stackhouse victorious in match play.”

Stanford coach Anne Walker speaks with Golf Channel’s Billy Ray Brown after the match
Anne Walker – “This one is pretty sweet for us. We had to work really hard for it.”

Stanford’s Casey Danielson talking with Golf Channel’s Kay Cockerill following her match
Casey Danielson – “I love my team. I play for my team. I do it for them and I have a lot of heart for them. It is really exciting for me to be able to come out here and play for them because I know how hard they work.”

On Washington defeating UCLA 3.5 – 1.5
Lisa Cornwell – “This wasn’t just a 3.5 – 1.5 victory. It deserves about 18 exclamation points.”
Karen Stupples – “Being around Mary Lou this week, she has been encouraging her players this week to have fun and enjoy it.”
Bob Papa – “You know why they are having fun this week? Because they are making putts.”
Nicole Castrale – “Never at any point did you feel Julianne [Alvarez] was in control of her match, but she has been a gritty player and fought the entire match.”
Paige Mackenzie – “Their goal was not just to get here, but to win.”

Washington Freshman Sarah Rhee holing out from the bunker on the first extra hole to defeat Louise Ridderstrom and clinch the deciding point for Washington
Burkowski – “How about that. Sarah Rhee holes out for birdie after winning 16, 17 and 18.”
Billy Ray Brown – “I cannot believe how this match has unfolded.”
Burkowski – “In one of the most unlikely comebacks you will see, Sarah Rhee wins 16, 17 and 18 and sends the University of Washington to Wednesday’s championship match.”
Mackenzie – “After winning three straight holes in a row, to get to this point, to end the match with a hole-out from the bunker is incredible.”
Amanda Blumenherst – “How can you not get so excited for Sarah Rhee and the Huskies. I had chills.”

Washington’s Sarah Rhee Talks with Billy Ray Brown after her winning match and holing out from the bunker on the first extra hole
Sarah Rhee – “By far that was unbelievable. I was just trying to get it close to try to put some pressure on her. Sometimes they go in. That was perfect timing right there.”
Rhee – “My back was up against the wall and I had nothing to lose. I just dug really deep down and I was able to pull that off.”

Washington Coach Mary Lou Mulflur talking with Golf Channel’s Kay Cockerill following the match
Mary Lou Mulflur – “I just can’t believe it. I’m stunned. They believe in themselves so much and they believe in each other even more. This is a special group. Our three Freshmen won our three points. That is just unbelievable grit and fight from these guys.”
Mulflur – “They never quit.”

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