Stanford and UCLA to face off in the NCAA Division I women's national championship
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The NCAA Division I women's championships will be an all-Pac-12 national championship at the La Costa Resort and Spa Champions Course in Carlsbad, Calif., with No. 1 Stanford and No. 6 UCLA moving on to the final match.

It was also an all Pac-12 semifinals as Stanford and USC faced off in a rematch of the 2023 semifinals, and Oregon defeated No. 2 LSU in the quarterfinals to set up a showdown with UCLA. 

In the quarterfinals, No. 1 Stanford defeated No. 8 Auburn 3-0, No. 7 Oregon defeated No. 2 LSU 3-2, No. 6 UCLA defeated No. 3 Texas A&M 3-0, and No. 4 USC defeated No. 5 Clemson 3-1. 

For Stanford, Sadie Englemann, Rachel Heck, and Kelly Xu all won their matches to advance the Cardinals to the semifinals. For UCLA, Natalie Vo, Caroline Canales, and Meghan Royal all won their matches to advance the Bruins to the semifinals. Royal is a Carlsbad native.

In the semifinal match, Stanford defeated USC 3-1-1 to get redemption after USC defeated Stanford in the semifinals in 2023. Sadie Englemann, Meghan Ganne, and Kelly Xu all won their matches. For the second straight match, Xu earned her point on the No. 16 green to advance Stanford and secure the win over the Trojans.

Xu is ranked No. 56 in the Golfweek/AmateurGolf.com Women's Rankings.

UCLA defeated Oregon 3-1 behind wins from Caroline Canales, Natalie Vo, and Meghan Royal. Canales, Vo, and Royal all went 2-0 on Tuesday to lead UCLA.

The title match will begin at 2:15 Pacific time and will be broadcast on Golf Channel.

National Championship matches

Paula Martin Sampedro vs. Caroline Canales
Kelly Xu vs. Meghan Royal
Megha Ganne vs. Natalie Vo
Sadie Englemann vs. Zoe Campos
Rachel Heck vs. Kate Villegas

Results: NCAA Division I Women's Championship
1FranceAdela CernousekFrance150068-68-68-72=276
2EnglandLottie WoadEngland100065-74-71-69=279
3SpainPaula Martin SampedroSpain70070-72-70-70=282
T4IrelandAine DoneganIreland70074-67-71-71=283
T4ColombiaMaria Jose MarinColombia70072-68-71-72=283

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ABOUT THE NCAA Division I Women's Championship

30 teams and 6 individuals not on a qualifying team make up the field for the championship of NCAA Division I women's golf.

After 72 holes of stroke play, the individual champion is crowned, and the low 8 teams advance to match play to determine the team champion.

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