DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (May 7, 2014) - A total of 102 golfers representing 35 colleges from across the United States will compete for top team and individual titles at the 2014 National Junior College Athletic Association Women’s Golf Championship set for May 12-15 at LPGA International Golf Club in Daytona Beach.

The tournament is being hosted by the six-time (2003, 2004, 2005, 2010, 2011, 2013) National Champions - the Daytona State College Lady Falcons golf team.

Daytona State College hosts NJCAA Women’s Golf ChampionshipWith three players currently ranked in the top 10  and the team holding the No. 1 position of the NJCAA scoring statistics, all eyes will be on the Lady Falcons as they hope to retain the NJCAA title that they won last year by 11 shots. Freshman Tiffany Chan is ranked No. 1; sophomore So Young Hwang is ranked No. 2; and sophomore Mary Dawson is ranked seventh.

Of the 35 colleges represented, 16 have full teams and there are an additional 28 individual participants.

“We have a great opportunity to finish off the year by capturing another national championship,” commented Lady Falcons Coach Laura Brown. “Our team has performed very well and these players are very prepared for this year’s national championship. They have had an impressive year and are playing with a lot of confidence. We have depth on our team, with three of our top five players ranked in the top 10 nationally. We’re excited to begin play next week and are looking forward to the chance of keeping the title in Daytona Beach.”

The Lady Falcons have five players competing in the event. Players include freshman standout Tiffany Chan (Hong Kong), who is ranked 49th in the World Amateur Rankings; sophomore So Young Hwang (South Korea), who finished as the runner-up individually last year and received 1st team All-American honors; freshman Whitney Stevenson (Canton, Ga.); sophomore Mary Dawson, who finished eighth last year and received 2nd team All-American honors (Melbourne, Fla.); and Courtney Cobb (Jacksonville, Fla.). 

The official practice round will take place May 11 on the prestigious Hills Course. The course will be played as a par 72 with a yardage of 6085. 

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