Women's Golf Begins Title Hunt on Friday

NCAA Championships
Fri.-Wed., May 17-22 
Omni La Costa Resort & Spa, Carlsbad, Calif.
Par 72, 6,330 yards
The 26th-ranked San José State women’s golf team is making its 24th appearance at the NCAA Championships in 2024. This year’s championship is being played at the Omni La Costa Resort & Spa North Course in Carlsbad, Calif. This is the first of three years that the facility will host the championship. The course has just been renovated by renowned golf course architect Gil Hanse, who designed the Rio de Janeiro course for the 2016 Olympics.
TICKETS & PARKING: Entry to the course will be ticketed for competition days. Practice day is free for spectators. All tickets are mobile tickets and can be purchased at 
All session - $36 All Match Play - $12
All stroke play - $24 Daily Rate - $8
Parking is off-site May 17-20 at the Daybreak Church or North Coast Calvary Chapel with a complimentary shuttle provided.
The Golf Channel  will provide live coverage of the final three days of the championship. 
Monday, May 22 - 3-7 p.m. PT (individual national championship)
Tuesday, May 23 - 3-7 p.m. PT (semifinal matches)
Wednesday, May 24 - 3-7 p.m. PT (championship match)
Tee times for the first and second rounds are determined by seeding. 
San José State will start the championship on Friday the 17th at 7:35 a.m. PT off of the 10th tee.
On Saturday the 18th, SJSU will tee off on the 1st tee beginning at 12:55 p.m. PT.
The Spartans will play the first two rounds with SMU and  North Carolina.
Tee times for Sunday, the 19th, will be determined by the results after two rounds. 
CHAMPIONSHIP FORMAT: All 30 teams and six individuals will complete 54 holes of stroke play.  Following 54-holes of competition on Sunday, the top-15 teams along with the top nine individuals not on an advancing team will advance for one 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 after 72 holes of stroke play will be placed into a bracket with the No. 1 seed playing the No. 8 seed, the No. 2 seed playing the No. 7 seed, the No. 3 seed playing the No. 6 seed and the No. 4 seed playing the No. 5 seed in match play.  Ties for the top 15 teams as well as the top 9 individuals, will be broken by use of a sudden-death playoff.
Additionally, ties for the top eight teams and NCAA individual champion will be broken by a sudden-death playoff or, if necessary, by the established non-sudden-death tie breaking procedures.
The Spartans are making their 24th appearance at an NCAA Championship and have won three national titles - 1987, 1989 and 1992. Current head coach Dana (Lofland) Dormann finished tied for 17th individually at the 1987 championship.
This is the third consecutive appearance as a team for the Spartans, and Kajsa Arwefjäll is making her fourth consecutive appearance as she qualified as an individual for the 2021 championship. 
Last year, SJSU finished 16th in the team standings, one shot from playing in the fourth round. Lucia Lopez Ortega and Arwefjäll advanced to the final round individually. Lopez Ortega tied for second at 9-under 279. Arwefjäll tied for 18th at 2-under 286.
The Spartans competed at the 2022 NCAA Championships at Grayhawk. The team advanced to match play for the first time in school history, finishing seventh in the team standings after the four rounds of stroke play. In match play, SJSU fell 3-0 to Oregon in the quarterfinals. Natasha Andrea Oon finished second in the individual standings, the first Spartan to finish second since Janice Moodie in 1997.
In 2019, the team finished 19th in the three-round stroke play portion of the tournament which was shortened due to inclement weather. Oon finished ninth in the individual standings at 3-over 222 (par 73). She was the first Spartan to finish in the top-10 at an NCAA Championship since 1997.
Pat Hurst is the only San José State player to win an individual title. In all, 13 Spartans finished in the top-10 a total of 22 times at the NCAA Championships. Janice Moodie finished in the top-10 in all four years she competed for San José State, finishing second in 1997. A complete listing is on page 25.
G5 WELL REPRESENTED: After being the only G5 school at the 2022 NCAA Championships, San José State is not alone this year as the Spartans are one of four schools not from current Power 5 conferences at the championship. The Spartans are representing the Mountain West for the fourth time in six years (2019, 2022, 2023) as the 2020 championships were canceled due to COVID.  Kajsa Arwefjäll represented the Spartans at the 2021 championships as an individual qualifier and finished tied for 36th after shooting a 294 (77-71-72-74).
All four G5 schools represented in the championships are here for the second consecutive year - Pepperdine, SMU, Tulsa and the Spartans.
SPARTAN LINEUP: San José State’s lineup will be - Kajsa Arwefjäll, Lucia Lopez Ortega, Louisa Carlbom, Rebecca Gyllner and Moa Andersson. Tessa Kremser is the alternate.
WAGR RANKINGS: Two San José State players are currently ranked among the top-75 amateur players on the World Amateur Golf Rankings (WAGR).
35th - Kajsa Arwefjäll 70th - Lucia Lopez Ortega
BRIDESMAID OR BRIDE THIS YEAR?: For the past two championships, a Spartan has finished second in the individual standings. In 2022, Natasha Andrea Oon finished second at 3-under, 285, to Stanford’s Rose Zhang.
Last year, Lucia Lopez Ortega tied for second at 9-under 279, one shot behind Zhang.
SCHOOL STROKE AVERAGE: Two Spartans have vaulted themselves into the top-10 in San José State history in scoring average for a season. Kajsa Arwefjäll currently sits second the list with a 70.96 stroke average, just behind of Natasha Andrea Oon who had 70.71 average for the 2021-22 season. Arwefjäll is listed in the top-15 in four different seasons. Lucia Lopez Ortega is 10th at 72.38 stroke average this year. She is also in the fifth position at 71.88 from 2022-23.
Top Scoring Average (minimum 15 rounds played)
Player Season Rounds Strokes Avg.
1. Natasha Andrea Oon 2021-22 34 2404 70.71
2. Kajsa Arwefjäll 2023-24 26 1845 70.96
3. Kajsa Arwefjäll 2022-23 34 2414 71.00
4. My Leander 2016-17 30 2138 71.27
5. Lucia Lopez Ortega 2022-23 34 2444 71.88
6. Antonia Malate 2022-23 33 2374 71.94
7. Erica Moston 2008-09 28 2018 72.07
8. Natasha Andrea Oon 2018-19 34 2454 72.18
9. Kajsa Arwefjäll 2020-21 27 1951 72.26
10. Lucia Lopez Ortega 2023-24 29 2099 72.38
11. Kajsa Arwefjäll 2021-22 34 2467 72.56
12. Antonia Malate 2020-21 23 1674 72.78
13. Abegail Arevalo 2018-19 34 2475 72.79
14. Antonia Malate 2021-22 34 2480 72.94
15. Regan De Guzman 2012-13 34 2484 73.06