The Arizona women’s golf team was eliminated by Ole Miss in the NCAA semifinals on Tuesday, hours after it shocked No. 1 seed Stanford in the quarterfinals.
The fourth-seeded Rebels won 3-2 over the eighth-seeded Wildcats. Therese Warner and Yu-Sang Hou were the winning golfers for Arizona. Ya-Chun Chang, Vivian Hou and Gile Bite Starkute, whose long birdie putt against Stanford propelled Arizona into this round, were defeated.
This round didn’t come with much drama like the qualifiers and quarterfinals did. There were no ties or lead changes in the final five holes in any of the five matches.
While the Wildcats fell short, they have become mainstays on the big stage. This was the third straight postseason they have been one of the final four teams standing, including the national championship run in 2018.
Arizona could make another run next season. Only one of its top five golfers, Yu-Sang Hou, is a senior.
Ole Miss will face No. 3 seed Oklahoma State in the championship round on Wednesday. The tournament is being held at Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale.