Tuesday, May 24th, 2016


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

Quarterfinal Matches Results:
Duke defeated Southern California 4-1
Stanford defeated South Carolina 3-2
UCLA defeated Oregon 4.5 – .5
Washington defeated Virginia 3.5 – 1.5

Programming Update: Golf Channel will air live coverage of the semifinal matches today in primetime beginning at 5:30 p.m. ET with Golf Central Pre Game followed by live coverage at 6 p.m. ET**

Semifinal Matches
Duke vs. Stanford
UCLA vs. Washington

On the quarterfinal matches at the NCAA Women’s Golf Championships
Steve Burkowski – “The Pac-12 has been dominant all year long, continuing to make a statement here in Eugene.”
Paige Mackenzie – “What stood out to me were the grit and the determination by the players. Not only is a national championship on the line but also the end of a season, potentially the end of a career for some of these players. You know just how much this event means to them and you could tell in their faces, the way they hit the ball and in those celebrations after a win.
Amanda Blumenherst – “These girls, you can see they are thriving off of each other in this match play format.”

On Duke defeating Southern California 4-1
Steve Burkowski – “Maguire not 100 percent healthy. Boutier, her form has not been good. How would Carta respond after winning the individual championship. The whole team responded nicely.”
Burkowski – “They made a big time statement today against Southern Cal.”
Blumenherst – “She [Virginia Elena Carta] is a putting machine this week.”
Mackenzie – “It’s very important that [Celine] Boutier was able to contribute to the team today. There is something about match play that can turn it around for a player. It becomes much more manageable. Bit sized pieces. One hole at a time.”
Blumenherst – “I believe this format is perfect for her [Boutier] right now.”

On UCLA defeating Oregon 4.5 – .5
Karen Stupples – “I thought maybe the home team would bring a little more to the occasion today since they know the course so well, but UCLA was just too tough.”
Blumenherst – “Bronte Law has been on a roll and kept it going to give UCLA a great win.”
Burkowski – They came in on a mission to be that number one seed going into match play. They came out, they did it. There is something special about this group that continues to gel here in Eugene.”
Mackenzie – “This was clearly a David vs. Goliath matchup, and they went out pushed down on the accelerator in a match that they were heavily favored.”

On Stanford defeating South Carolina 3-2
Bob Papa – “[Mariah] Stackhouse has nerves of steel.”
Karen Stupples – “Stackhouse’s middle name is clutch.”
Burkowski – “It is really impressive what she does. She really struggled in the opening round of stroke play but under the gun, when something needs to happen, Mariah Stackhouse continues to have an answer.”
Mackenzie – “Stackhouse doing what Stackhouse does, which is coming through in the clutch when it matters the most. Would you expect anything else.”
Lisa Cornwell – “When she [Stackhouse] needs a 10 – as was famously said for Mary Lou Retton – she gets a 10 every single time.”

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