Edberg Prepares For NCAA Championship
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Cal State Fullerton golfer Martina Edberg will become the first Titan to compete in the NCAA Division I Women's Golf Championship since the program was reinstated when she tees off on Friday at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove, Ill.
Edberg earned a spot in the NCAA Championship after finishing second at the NCAA Albuquerque Regional and was the top individual from a non-advancing school. The Glumslov, Sweden, native shot an even-par round of 72 in the third and final round at The Championship Golf Course and remained in second place, finishing with a total three-round score of 3-under-par 213.
The 2017 Big West Conference Women’s Golf Championship individual medalist and 2017 Big West Player of the Year, Edberg, has a 71.34 scoring average, a new Cal State Fullerton single-season record.
Over the course of the season, she posted top-three finishes in 10 of 11 tournaments and won a conference-record five consecutive Big West Golfer of the Month awards, bumping her career total to seven, which placed her second on the all-time Big West career list.
She is currently ranked 15th according to GolfStat rankings and 27th according to Golfweek.
On Friday, Edberg will begin the first round of play at 10:55 a.m. (PT). Play will continue with the second and third rounds on Saturday and Sunday. If she is one of the top nine individuals not on an advancing team, Edberg will advance for one additional day of stroke play to determine the individual champion on Monday (May 22).
The championship format consists of all 24 teams and 12 individuals completing 54 holes of stroke play Friday-Sunday (May 19-21), and then 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 on Monday (May 22). The top eight teams then compete in match play for the championship on Tuesday and Wednesday, May 24.