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Arizona women’s golf advances to NCAA quarterfinals

The Wildcats are one of eight teams remaining

2018 East Lake Cup - Day 3 Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

The defending champs are moving on.

The Arizona Wildcats women’s golf team posted the sixth-best score in stroke play of NCAA Championships this weekend to propel them into Tuesday’s quarterfinals of match play.

Arizona’s opponent is to be determined—stroke play will be completed Tuesday morning—but as of now the Wildcats would face USC, which was the top-ranked team in the country entering the tournament.

The quarterfinals are scheduled for 8-10:30 a.m. PT. If the Wildcats beat USC, they would play in the semifinals from 1-5 p.m. PT on Tuesday. The national championship and consolation matches are from 1-5 p.m. PT on Wednesday.

The event is taking place at Blessings Golf Club in Fayetteville, Arkansas, where harsh weather has created rough playing conditions. The final three rounds will be broadcast on Golf Channel.

Senior Bianca Pagdangnan starred for Arizona in stroke play, shooting two-under-par, good for third place among all golfers.

Fellow senior Haley Moore shot five-over-par, tied for 16th.

Sophomore Yu-Sang Hou (+9), freshman Ya Chun Chang (+16) and junior Sandra Nordaas (+34) finished tied for 34th, 74th, and 129th, respectively.

Pagdangnan, Moore, Hou, and Nordaas were part of the quintet that led Arizona to a national championship in 2018.