Oregon State’s Nicole Schroeder, fresh off winning the regional individual title, will begin the NCAA Division I women’s golf national tournament on Friday in Stillwater, Oklahoma.
Schroeder won the regional with a career-best 10-under 68-66-72—206 at the par-72, 6,313-yard University Ridge Golf Course in Madison, Wisconsin, last week to win the title by two strokes.
She is just the fourth Oregon State women's golfer to advance to nationals as an individual, joining All-American Kathleen Takaishi in 1999, Anica Yoo in 2015 and Susie Cavanagh last year.
Schroeder will tee off at 6:25 a.m. Pacific in Friday’s first round and will be paired with Micheala Williams of Tennessee and Marthe Wold of California. The threesome will tee off at 11:05 p.m. Pacific on Saturday. The tee times for Sunday's round will be determined by individual standings after the first two rounds.
Schroeder, a native of Rocklin, California, has a scoring average of 73.69 this season after posting a 75.88 last year as a freshman. She has shot 10 sub-par rounds as a sophomore, including a program-record tying 6-under 66 in the second round of the regionals.
The field includes 24 teams and 12 individuals that qualified at four regional competitions that were held May 7-9. They will play 54 holes of stroke play.
The top 15 teams along with the top nine individuals not on an advancing team will advance for additional day of stroke play to determine the top eight teams for match play competition and the 72-hole stroke play individual champion.
The top eight teams then compete in match play for the championship.