All three Crimson Tide golfers were named first-team All-Americans by the Women's Golf Coaches Association on Tuesday morning.
The Wildcats edged Alabama, 3-2, in the match play final held at the Karsten Creek Golf Club, capping a dramatic week that saw them topple powerhouse UCLA and Stanford.
Wednesday Championship: 1-5 p.m.
In the quarterfinals against UCLA, Pagdanganan won her match 1 up, her birdie on the 18th hole sending Arizona to the next round.
The Arizona Wildcats are unexpected challengers for an NCAA Women's Golf Championship. Moresco had a birdie putt that could have forced extra holes, but it narrowly missed and Nordaas converted her par to halve the hole and win the match.
The Wildcats appeared to have blown their chances in the final round of stroke play on Monday, going from third to outside the top eight until Pagdanganan made eagle on the final hole to send Arizona into a playoff against Baylor for the eighth and final spot in match play.
After playing for Gonzaga for two years, Pagdanganan joined Arizona whose products include LPGA greats Annika Sorenstam and Lorena Ochoa. "It's a national championship, it's not hard to stay motivated".
Arizona was one putt away from being eliminated at the NCAA Women's golf championship.
Haley Moore for the win! She had three birdies in five-hole stretch on the back, almost making her second hole-in-one of the year at the par-3, 180-yard 16th. Moore's second rolled just off the green to the left rough, while Abe found the front left bunker. The Italian freshman hit her first putt well beyond the hole, leaving her unable to connect on the second attempt.
For all the marbles, Moore would stroke a ideal cup that would find the center of the cup.
The No. 2 seeded Crimson Tide beat Kent State in the quarterfinals and USC in the semifinals Tuesday to advance into Wednesday's finals. They have made me a better person and player.
"I think the three of us have kind of spurred each other on to play better golf, just to keep getting better every day, whether it's competing out on the course or practicing together", Bauchou said. "But ever since that putt, it helped pumped my teammates up and I think that is what helped get us here". "We played solid this entire spring and we didn't play our best, so in my gut I still felt we had something out there". The national championship begins with 72 holes of stroke play, which were a rollercoaster ride for the Wildcats. I don't know what it was, but she wasn't as precise with her driver, and that's tough out here.