May 17, 2009
NORMAN, Okla. – University of Oklahoma senior Kendall Dye will compete individually at the 2009 NCAA Championships May 19-22 (Tuesday – Friday) in Owings Mills, Md. Georgetown University will host the Division I tournament to be held at the 6, 443-yard, par-72 Caves Valley Golf Club.
A total of 324 golfers competed at three different regional tournaments May 7-9. Of those, 124 qualified for the finals, with the top eight teams and top two individuals from each regional advancing. All participants will compete throughout the 72 holes (four rounds) of this week's championship competition.
This marks the first time for Dye to compete in the championships. Her advancement to the national stage comes after last week’s 12th-place finish at the NCAA Central Regional in Columbus, Ohio, where she fired a three-round 226 (+10). She was the top finisher among unattached individual competitors at the site.
Dye, an Edmond native, experienced a senior season with top-25 finishes in all 10 of OU’s regular season tournaments. In April, she finished first at the Susie Maxwell and tied for medalist honors at the Big 12 Championship. She was selected to the all-conference team and named Big 12 women's golfer of the month.
Dye will participate in a practice round on Monday, May 18, beginning at 9 a.m. CT. The first round of competition will start on Tuesday at 9 a.m. CT. Live scoring of the NCAA DI Women’s Golf Championships will be available at www.golfstat.com.