May 10, 2014
Aurora Kan wrapped up the NCAA Central Regional Championship on Saturday at the Karsten Creek Golf Club. Kan finished the tournament at 75-79-78=232 to come in at 16-over par and tie for 60th place in the individual standings; unable to advance to the NCAA Championships.
Kan had an up-and-down day on the final round of competition, making four birdies, three bogies, two double bogies, a triple bogey and eight pars. Starting on the 10th hole of Karsten Creek, she offset bogies on No. 10 and 13 with birdies on 12 and 14, before a double bogey on No. 16 and a third birdie on the 18th hole, finishing the first nine holes at one-over par. Kan dropped a stroke on No. 3 after her return to the front nine, and two more on the par-four sixth hole before a two-stroke birdie on No. 7. Trouble came Kan's way on the eighth hole as she carded a seven on the 383-yard, par-four, but she settled and finished the course with a par on No. 9 to close the round.
UCLA took home the regional title in dominant fashion, shooting 11-over for the tournament and winning by 17 strokes over second-place Alabama. Joining the Bruins and Crimson Tide in NCAA Championship qualification were Mississippi State, California, Ohio State, Kansas, Arizona and Florida, which defeated regional host Oklahoma State in a playoff to clinch the final team qualifying spot. Kent State's Wad Phaewchimplee and UNLV's Dana Finkelstein secured the two individual bids to the national championship, finishing first and second overall with scores of seven-under and two-under, respectively.