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Sunday, May 11, 2008

Danielle McVeigh, Ellie Givens
head for post-season action

Danielle McVeigh (Texas A&M) from Kilkeel, Northern Ireland and England's Ellie Givens (Denver) will be heading for the NCAA championships at Albuquerque, New Mexico from May 20 to 23 after their colleges finished in the top eight at the NCAA Division 1 women's Central Regional championship at the University of Texas golf course, Austin.
Danielle had rounds of 71, 78 and 72 to finish 19th in a field of 108 behind Spain's Maria Hernandez (Purdue) and South American Maria Jose Uribe (UCLA) who tied for first place individually on eight-under-par 208.
Valentine Derrey (Texas Christian) from Paris finished third on 210.
Ellie Givens, pictured above, winner of the English girls' championship last year, scored 74, 80 and 74 for a share of 45th place on 228.
But it was a sad end to the 2007-2008 US college golf season for Tara Delaney (Kent State) from Carlow, Northern Ireland. She played in the GB&I Curtis Cup team in Oregon two years ago but did not make it to the final eight for the 2008 match against the Americans at St Andrews - although she is heading for the Old Course as a spectator.
Tara had scores in the Central Regional championship of 78, 77 and 86 to finish joint 91st on 241.
In her final round, Tara had double bogeys at the second, third, fourth and 11th.
Par 216 (3 x 72) 6301yd
208 Maria Hernandez (Purdue) 66 73 69, Maria Jose Uribe (UCLA) 65 73 70.
210 Valentine Derrey (Texas Christian) 67 70 73.
Other scores:
215 Caroline Westrup (Florida State) 70 73 72.
221 Danielle McVeigh (Texas A&M) 71 78 73 (19th).
228 Ellie Givens (Denver) 74 80 74 (jt 45th).
241 Tara Delaney (Kent State) 78 77 86 (jt 91st).
Teams who qualified
861 UCLA. 871 Purdue. 882 Denver. 884 Texas Christian. 885 Texas A&M. 886 Alabama. 899 Texas. 902 Louisiana State (beat Florida State in play-off for eighth place).