Last Updated 8:37 AM, May 25, 2023

Wake Forest wins the 2023 DI women's golf championship

Wake Forest wins 2023 NCAA women's golf championship
12:16 am, May 25, 2023

Wake Forest wins 2023 NCAA DI women's golf national championship

By beating No. 5 Southern California, No. 3 Wake Forest wins the 2023 NCAA DI women's golf national title. 

In the match play portion of the tournament, five players from each team competed in the national championship matches. Emilia Migliaccio, Rachel Kuehn and Lauren Walsh won their respective matches to clinch the first national title in program history for the Demon Deacons. Walsh took down USC's Brianna Navarossa in the day's anchor match a day after Navarrossa beat Rose Zhang, the individual national champion from Stanford.

Wake Forest finished third in the stroke play portion of this week's competition to qualify for the match play segment. On Tuesday, the Demon Deacons downed No. 6 Florida State and No. 7 Texas A&M to reach the national championship match, where they beat USC 3-1-0.

Here are the final scores from Wednesday's national championship match.

DI women's golf scores
2:08 pm, May 24, 2023

What you need to know for the match play national championship

DI women's golf

Wake Forest and Southern California will battle today for the 2023 DI women's golf national championship from Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale, Arizona. 

The Trojans are searching for their first title in a decade while the Demon Deacons have never won the national championship. 

📲 Click here for the live results of the championship 
📲 Click here for final results of the semifinal matches

Here's Wednesday TV schedule: 

  • GOLF Channel – 4:30 p.m. ET
1:10 am, May 24, 2023

Wake Forest and Southern California advance to national title match

With semifinal match wins on Tuesday, Wake Forest and Stanford advance to a head-to-head championship match Wednesday afternoon.

No. 3 Wake Forest dominated their semifinal contest against No. 7 Texas A&M. The Demon Deacons got individual wins from Emilia Migliaccio, Mimi Rhodes and Rachel Kuehn to cruise into the finals. Wake Forest will compete for the first national championship in program history when they take the first tee at Grayhawk Golf Club on Wednesday.

In Tuesday's second match, No. 5 Southern California upset top-seeded Stanford on the back of Brianna Navarrosa. The California native stunned individual champion Rose Zhang with some clutch putting late in the round. In addition to Navarrosa, USC got wins from Christine Wang and Xin (Cindy) Kou. The Trojans will compete for the fourth national title in program history.

Here are the final scores from each of the semifinal matches.

Wake Forest-Texas A&M (3-0-0 WFU wins)

Wake Forest scores in semifinals

Southern California-Stanford (3-1-0 USC wins)

USC-Stanford scores
8:18 pm, May 23, 2023

Four teams advance to semifinal match play at 2023 NCAA DI women's golf championships

Wake Forest women's golf team celebrates after clinching a spot in the semifinals

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Stanford, Wake Forest, Southern California and Texas A&M each won morning quarterfinal matches to advance to the afternoon semifinal matches at   the 2023 NCAA Division I Women’s Golf Championship at Grayhawk Golf Club (6,386 yards/par 72). All four teams advanced with identical 3-1 wins over Pepperdine, Florida State, South Carolina and Texas, respectively.

In the semifinal matches taking place this afternoon, No. 1 seed and defending national champion, Stanford will face-off against No. 5 seed Southern California, while No. 3 seed Wake Forest will play against No. 7 seed Texas A&M. The Wake Forest-Texas A&M match tees off at 12:45 p.m. MT, followed by Stanford-Southern California at 1:35 p.m. MT.

Winners of the two matches will advance to the national championship match to be played Wednesday, May 24 at 1:35 p.m. MT.

Click here for full quarterfinal match results available

Click here for live results of the semifinal matches


Quarterfinals – Tuesday, May 23

  • Match #1 - #7 Texas A&M def. #2 Texas, 3-1
  • Match #2 - #3 Wake Forest def. #6 Florida State, 3-1
  • Match #3 - #1 Stanford def. #8 Pepperdine, 3-1
  • Match #4 - #5 Southern California def. #4 South Carolina, 3-1

Semifinals – Tuesday, May 23

  • 12:45 p.m. – #3 Wake Forest def. #7 Texas A&M, 3-0-0
  • 1:35 p.m. – #1 Stanford vs. #5 Southern California
  • GOLF Channel – 2 to 6 p.m. MT

Championship – Wednesday, May 24

  • 1:35 p.m. – Match #7 (winners of match #5 and #6)
  • GOLF Channel – 2 to 6 p.m. MT
4:13 pm, May 23, 2023

Team match play continues today

The top eight teams were determined yesterday to continue on to match play. Below is the schedule for the quarterfinals, semifinals and championship on May 23-24.

➡️ Click or tap here for live scores

➡️ Click or tap here for the full pairings list


Quarterfinals - Tuesday, May 23

  • Match #1: #7 Texas A&M def. #2 Texas, 3-1
  • Match #2: #3 Wake Forest def. #6 Florida State, 3-1
  • Match #3: #1 Stanford 3-1 def. #8 Pepperdine, 3-1
  • Match #4: #5 Southern California def. #4 South Carolina, 3-1

👉🏼 Click or tap here for the full results

👉🏼 Click or tap here for the semifinal match pairings

Semifinals - Tuesday, May 23

  • 2:45 p.m.
    • Match #5: #3 Wake Forest vs. #7 Texas A&M
  • 3:35 p.m.
    • Match #6: #1 Stanford vs. #5 Southern California
  • GOLF Channel – 4 to 8 p.m. ET

Championship - Wednesday, May 24

  • 3:35 p.m.
    • Match #7 (winners of match #5 and #6)
    • GOLF Channel – 4 to 8 p.m. ET
12:50 am, May 23, 2023

Rose Zhang wins back-to-back individual national championships

With a 10-under 278 in the NCAA DI women's golf championship, Stanford's Rose Zhang becomes the individual 2023 national champion.

Zhang defends her title from the 2022 tournament to become the first ever back-to-back NCAA champion. Zhang has been the number one ranked golfer in the nation throughout the majority of her two years at Stanford, and has backed it up as a two-time national champion. This tournament win was her eighth of the year, tying the most in a single season in NCAA history.

In this year's tournament, Zhang's best round came on day two, where she posted a 5-under 67 to jump into contention. Zhang trailed by two shots entering Monday's final round, but her 4-under 68 helped her surpass Lucia Lopez-Ortega, who started at 8-under par, and Catherine Park, who opened at 10-under par. Zhang beat both players by one stroke.

Click or tap here to read more about Zhang's path to a second individual title.

Stanford, Texas, Wake Forest, South Carolina, Southern California, Florida State, Texas A&M and Pepperdine advance to Tuesday match play.

12:50 pm, May 22, 2023

Individual champ, match-play teams to be decided Monday


An individual champion will be decided today Monday, May 22, the final day of stroke play in NCAA Division I Women’s Golf Championships at Grayhawk Golf Club. In addition to an individual champion, Monday will also determine the top-eight teams that get seed for match-play held on Tuesday and Wednesday

Click or tap here to see the tee times for round four.

Where things stand

Southern California's Catherine Park leads all individuals, shooting -10 so far through the tournament. Park has a two-stroke lead over San Jose State's Lucia Lopez-Ortega in second place. If Park holds on to win, she'll become the sixth USC player to win a NCAA Women’s Individual Golf Championship and the first since Doris Chen in 2014.

Entering the final round, the individual championship on Monday will include nine additional players who are not on the top 15 teams that qualified for the final day of stroke play competition.


Click or tap here to see live updates to the full individual leaderboard.

Defending champion Stanford leads all teams on the team leaderboard at 13-under (851 total). That's a seven-shot lead over Wake Forest and Texas who are both at 6-under (858 total) for the championship. Today, the field gets cuts to 15 teams for the final round of stroke play.


Click or tap here to see live updates to the full team leaderboard.

8:33 pm, May 19, 2023

The DI women's golf finals are underway

The nation's top 30 women's golf teams descend on Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale, Arizona for the national finals. In addition to the 30 teams, six individuals will compete for the individual national title this week in Arizona.

Here's what you need to know for this week's action.

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All 30 teams, as well as the six individuals, will play 54 holes of stroke play from Friday, May 19-Sunday, May 21. From there, the top individuals and teams will compete on a fourth day of stroke play on Monday, May 22. This additional day will determine the individual national champion and the top eight teams, which will move to the match play competition.

The match play format will last two days. Over the course of those two days, the first team to win three matches will be crowned the national champion, and all scores will be finalized at this moment.

Competing teams

  • Georgia    
  • South Carolina    
  • San Jose State    
  • Ole Miss
  • Augusta
  • Michigan State   
  • Duke    
  • Texas     
  • Northwestern
  • LSU 
  • Stanford    
  • Clemson    
  • Southern California    
  • Baylor
  • Texas Tech
  • Arizona    
  • NC State    
  • Wake Forest     
  • TCU
  • Florida State
  • Pepperdine    
  • SMU    
  • Oklahoma State     
  • Texas A&M
  • New Mexico
  • Mississippi State    
  • Oregon State
  • Vanderbilt     
  • Virginia
  • Tulsa

Competing individuals

  • Leon Takagi – Kent State
  • Sara Byrne – Miami (FL)
  • Tiffany Le – UC Riverside
  • Dorota Zalewska – Chattanooga
  • Camryn Carreon – UTSA
  • Isabella McCauley – Minnesota

Golf Channel broadcast schedule (all times ET)

  • 5 p.m. on May 22: Final round/individual stroke play
  • Noon and 5 p.m. on May 23:  Quarterfinals team matches; semifinal team matches
  • 5 p.m. on May 24: National championship team match
8:46 pm, May 10, 2023

Regionals are complete in the 2023 NCAA DI women's golf championship

Georgia's women's golf team celebrates on the course after winning the Athens regional

After three days of competition, the regional round of the 2023 NCAA DI women's golf championship has reached its end.

Thirty teams, five from each of the six regions, have qualified for the finals scheduled for May 19-24 at Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale, Arizona.

The five lowest team scores from the week came from the Pullman regional, where four teams shot better than 20-under. Stanford had both the best team and individual scores this week. Rose Zhang led the Cardinal with a score of -19 across three rounds, including an 8-under 64 in her round on Monday. As a team, Stanford combined for -49, good enough to win the Pullman regional by 17 shots. This strong round will send Stanford to the championship round, where they will look to defend their national championship from the 2022 season.

Arizona was another impressive team from the regional rounds. They shot a 7-under par on Wednesday to move from third to first and win the Raleigh Regional with a team score of 5-under.

Georgia defended their home course in the Athens Regional. The Bulldogs fought off a late push from South Carolina, which shot 6-under on the final day.

In the Westfield Regional, Mississippi State took down hearty competition from Oregon State, Vanderbilt and Virginia. Their Tuesday score of 275, 13 shots under par, was the primary reason for the advancement.

Pepperdine and SMU tied for tops in the San Antonio Regional. The Waves went 6-under on Wednesday to tie the Mustangs atop the leaderboard. Both will advance to Scottsdale along with Oklahoma State, Texas A&M and New Mexico.

The final winner from the week was Michigan State, which claimed the top spot in the Palm Beach Regional by three strokes with a team score of 8-over.

Here are the qualifiers for the finals:

Athens Regional Site:    

  1. Georgia    
  2. South Carolina    
  3. San Jose State    
  4. Ole Miss
  5. Augusta


  1. Leon Takagi – Kent State

Palm Beach Gardens Regional Site:   

  1. Michigan State   
  2. Duke    
  3. Texas     
  4. Northwestern
  5. LSU 


  1. Sara Byrne – Miami (FL)

Pullman Regional Site: 

  1. Stanford    
  2. Clemson    
  3. Southern California    
  4. Baylor
  5. Texas Tech


  1. Tiffany Le – UC Riverside

Raleigh Regional Site:

  1. Arizona    
  2. NC State    
  3. Wake Forest     
  4. TCU
  5. Florida State


  1. Dorota Zalewska – Chattanooga

San Antonio Regional Site:   

  1. Pepperdine    
  2. SMU    
  3. Oklahoma State     
  4. Texas A&M
  5. New Mexico


  1. Camryn Carreon – UTSA

Westfield Regional Site:    

  1. Mississippi State    
  2. Oregon State
  3. Vanderbilt     
  4. Virginia
  5. Tulsa


  1. Isabella McCauley – Minnesota
6:31 pm, May 5, 2023

Schedule, scores for the DI women's golf championship

Equipment for NCAA DI women's golf

The 2023 NCAA DI women's golf championship begins with regionals May 8-10 across the nation. Here's a list of the regionals and links to live results.

  • University of Georgia Golf Course — Athens, Georgia | Live scoring
  • PGA National Resort Palm Beach — Palm Beach Gardens, Florida | Live scoring
  • Palouse Ridge Golf Club — Pullman, Washington | Live scoring
  • Lonnie Poole Golf Course — Raleigh, North Carolina | Live scoring
  • TPC San Antonio — San Antonio, Texas | Live scoring
  • The Club at Chatham Hills — Westfield, Indiana | Live scoring

After regionals, action continues with the finals at Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale, Arizona on May 19-24.

This is the Golf Channel broadcast schedule for the finals at Grayhawk (all times ET):

  • 5 p.m. on May 22: Final round/individual stroke play
  • Noon and 5 p.m. on May 23:  Quarterfinals team matches; semifinal team matches
  • 5 p.m. on May 24: National championship team match
6:29 pm, May 5, 2023

2023 NCAA Division I women's golf regional selections announced

The NCAA Division I Women's Golf Committee has announced the teams and individuals selected to participate in the 2023 NCAA Division I Women's Golf Regionals.

Regional play will take place May 8-10 at six regional sites, with a total of 396 student-athletes competing. All six regional sites will have 12 teams and six individuals. The top five teams (30 teams total) and the low individual not on an advancing team (six individuals total) from each regional site, 156 student-athletes total, will advance to play in the national championships to be played May 19-24 at Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale, Arizona. Championship play will be hosted by Arizona State and The Thunderbirds, with the final three days of the championships televised live by the GOLF Channel.

Click or tap here for a complete list of team and individual selections.

6:28 pm, May 5, 2023

Women's golf championship history

Here's a look at all the past champions in women's college golf.

2022 Stanford Anne Walker 3-2 Oregon   Scottsdale, AZ
2021 Ole Miss Kory Henkes 4-1 Oklahoma State   Scottsdale, AZ
2020 Canceled due to Covid-19   -- -- -- -- --
2019 Duke Dan Brooks 3-2 Wake Forest   Fayetteville, Ark.
2018 Arizona Laura Ianello 3-2 Alabama   Stillwater, Okla.
2017 Arizona State Missy Farr-Kaye 3-1-1 Northwestern   Sugar Grove, Ill.
2016 Washington Mary Lou Mulflur 3-2 Stanford   Eugene, Ore.
2015 Stanford Anne Walker 3-2 Baylor   Bradenton, Fla.
2014 Duke Dan Brooks 1,130 Southern California 1,132 Tulsa, Okla.
2013 Southern California Andrea Gaston 1,133 Duke 1,154 Georgia
2012 Alabama Mic Potter 1,171 USC 1,172 Vanderbilt
2011 UCLA Carrie Forsyth 1,173 Purdue 1,177 Texas A&M
2010 Purdue Devon Brouse 1,153 Southern California 1,154 Wilmington, N.C.
2009 Arizona State Melissa Luellen 1,182 UCLA 1,190 Owings Mills, Md.
2008 Southern California Andrea Gaston 1,168 UCLA 1,174 New Mexico
2007 Duke Dan Brooks 1,170 Purdue 1,185 Daytona Beach, Fla.
2006 Duke Dan Brooks 1,167 Southern California 1,177 Ohio State
2005 Duke Dan Brooks 1,170 UCLA 1,175 Oregon State
2004 UCLA Carrie Forsyth 1,148 Oklahoma State 1,151 Auburn
2003 Southern California Andrea Gaston 1,197 Pepperdine 1,213 Purdue
2002 Duke Dan Brooks 1,164 Arizona, Auburn, Texas 1,170 Washington
2001 Georgia Todd McCorkle 1,176 Duke 1,179 Stetson
2000 Arizona Todd McCorkle 1,175 Stanford 1,196 Oregon State
1999 $Duke Dan Brooks 895 Arizona State/Georgia 903 Tulsa
1998 Arizona State Linda Vollstedt 1,155 Florida 1,173 Wisconsin
1997 Arizona State Linda Vollstedt 1,178 San Jose State 1,180 Ohio State
1996 *Arizona Rick LaRose 1,240 San Jose State 1,240 UCLA
1995 Arizona State Linda Vollstedt 1,155 San Jose State 1,181 UNC-Wilmington
1994 Arizona State Linda Vollstedt 1,189 Southern California 1,205 Oregon State
1993 Arizona State Linda Vollstedt 1,187 Texas 1,189 Georgia
1992 San Jose State Mark Gale 1,171 Arizona 1,175 Arizona State
1991 *UCLA Jackie Steinmann 1,197 San Jose State 1,197 Ohio State
1990 Arizona State Linda Vollstedt 1,206 UCLA 1,222 South Carolina
1989 San Jose State Mark Gale 1,208 Tulsa 1,209 Stanford
1988 #Tulsa Dale McNamara 1,175 Georgia/Arizona State 1,182 New Mexico State
1987 San Jose State Mark Gale 1,187 Furman 1,188 New Mexico
1986 Florida Mimi Ryan 1,180 Miamia (Fla.) 1,188 Ohio State
1985 Florida Mimi Ryan 1,218 Tulsa 1,233 Amherst
1984 Miami (Fla.) Lela Cannon 1,214 Arizona State 1,221 Georgia
1983 TCU Fred Warren 1,193 Tulsa 1,196 Georgia
1982 Tulsa Dale McNamara 1,191 TCU 1,227 Stanford

*Won in sudden death

$Fourth Round canceled due to rain

#Tulsa's participation in 1988 championships vacated

^Format switched to match play in 2015 season