February 10-13, 2018
Palos Verdes Golf Club (map)
Palos Verdes Estates, Calif.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
All times listed are Pacific time zone. Spectators welcome.
|Feb. 10||Practice Round||7:30 a.m.|
|Feb. 10||College-Am||12:30 p.m.|
|Feb. 11||Day One of Competition||Tee times starting at 9 a.m.|
|Feb. 12||Day Two of Competition||Tee times starting at 9 a.m.|
|Feb. 13||Final Round||Shotgun start at 8:30 a.m.|
TOURNAMENT HISTORY AND BACKGROUND
Founding of the Event
- 2018 is the 23rd year of the Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge
- This unique collegiate tournament was founded by Cathy (Hanlon) Marino, a member of the PVGC Hall of Fame, Therese Hession, Ohio State University Women's Golf Coach, and Sid Croft, longtime PVGC member. Marino and Hession were both former members of the Southern Methodist women's golf team and competitors on the LPGA Tour. In 1995, while Marino was the head coach at SMU and Hession was in her third year at Ohio State, they developed the idea of having a ladies collegiate event in Southern California early in the year to kick off the Spring season. Marino had been a high school star at Palos Verdes Golf Club in Palos Verdes Estates and she approached her good friend, Sid Croft, PVGC Board Counsel, about the possibility. Croft took the idea to the PVGC Board of Directors, which unanimously approved the idea and the first tournament was held in February 1996.
- Palos Verdes Golf Club was designed by George Thomas and William Bell and was opened for play in 1924. It is an ideal venue for this event with its demanding design, hilly lies, small greens, and beautiful ocean views.
Purpose for Hosting the Event
- Since it inception in 1924, Palos Verdes Golf Club has been a strong supporter of Junior golf and youth programs for golf.
- Longtime PVGC professional, Bud Oakley, was one of the founders of the Southern California and Long Beach area junior golf programs. Today, PVGC is the home course for our local high school's men's and women's programs.
- The tournament is run with the full support of the PVGC membership and over 100 members volunteer each year as workers on the tournament committees, host families, and College Am participants.
- 1996 - San Jose State 878 | Vibeke Stensrud (San Jose State) 213
- 1997 - Stanford 905 | Heather Bowie (Texas) 219
- 1998 - Tulsa 875 | Flippa Heimersson (Tulsa) 212
- 1999 - Georgia 901 | Jennifer Rosales (USC) 216
- 2000 - Arizona 869 | Shaun Estes (Georgia) 212
- 2001 - Arizona 884 | Natalie Gulbis (Arizona) 214
- 2002 - Tulsa 870 | Lorena Ochoa (Arizona) 206
- 2003 - Pepperdine 598 (rain shortened) | Katherine Hull (Pepperdine) 144 (36 holes)
- 2004 - UCLA 876 | Charlotte Mayorkas (UCLA) 207
- 2005 - Pepperdine 896 | Brittany Lang (Duke) 213
- 2006 - Arizona State 892 | Irene Cho (USC) 214
- 2007 - Pepperdine 882 | Misun Cho (Pepperdine) 218
- 2008 - UCLA 876 | Natalie Sheray (Wake Forest) 215
- 2009 - Arizona State 898 | Juliana Murcia (Arizona State) 214
- 2010 - USC 876 | Lisa McCloskey (Pepperdine) 211
- 2011 - USC 884 | Carlota Ciganda (Arizona State) 215
- 2012 - UCLA 870 | Lindy Duncan (Duke) 210
- 2013 - UCLA 870 | Erynne Lee (UCLA) 213
- 2014 - USC 866 | Annie Park (USC) 207
- 2015 - Baylor 863 | Bronte Law (UCLA) 208
- 2016 - Washington 858 | Monica Vaughn (Arizona State) 209
- 2017 - USC 856 | Leona Maguire (Duke), Mackenzie Raim (UNLV), Taylor Tomlinson (Florida) 209
- Tournament Sponsor - Northrop Grumman
- Benefiting - The First Tee of Los Angeles
- Tournament Host - The Ohio State University
- Venue - Palos Verdes Golf Club
- Tournament Hotel - Terranea Resort
"Many thanks to Northrop Grumman, our event sponsor, for 23 years of continuing great support."