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Estrada set to make history for UVU at NCAA Stanford Regional



OREM, Utah – After becoming the first women’s golfer in program history to win a WAC individual championship a couple of weeks ago, Victoria Estrada is now set to become Utah Valley University’s first women’s golfer in school history to take part in an NCAA Regional as she’ll compete at the Stanford Regional Monday to Wednesday, May 10-12, in Stanford, Calif.

The three-day, 54-hole NCAA Regional will take place at Stanford Golf Course. Live scoring will be available throughout the event by visiting

“Securing the win at conference and having the opportunity to play in an NCAA Regional feels surreal. I’m thrilled to be representing UVU and I’m looking forward to playing some solid golf with Coach Nyhus and Coach Erekson by my side,” Estrada said. “Shout out to my teammates, who are also some of my best friends. I hope to make them all proud.”

A total of 18 teams and six individuals will compete at the Stanford Regional, which is one of four NCAA Women’s Golf Regionals that will be taking place next week. Wake Forest, Oklahoma State, USC, Virginia Tech, Stanford, Arizona, Florida, Northwestern, Iowa State, Denver, TCU, San Diego State, Pepperdine, San José State, New Mexico State, Cal Poly, Sacramento State, and Navy, as well as individuals Samantha Fuller of UNLV, Brigitte Thibault of Fresno State, Allysha Mae Mateo of BYU, Brittany Shin of Cal State Fullerton, Holland Shourds of Long Beach State and UVU’s Estrada will all compete at the Stanford Regional.

Estrada became UVU’s first women’s national qualifier after winning earning top medalist honors at the WAC Women’s Golf Championship to earn UVU’s first bid in program history to an NCAA Women’s Golf Regional. Estrada carded a 54-hole total of 2-under-par 214 with rounds of 74, 69 and 71 on her way to coming from behind to be crowned the WAC individual champion. The 2-under 214 was not only a career-best for Estrada, but it also tied for the best three-round score in program history.

Estrada also went on to earn first team All-WAC honors following the WAC Championship. The Wolverines placed fourth as a team at the WAC Championship with a three-round total of 909 (+45). UVU carded rounds of 297, 300 and 312 on its way to placing fourth.

Estrada will get underway with the first round on Monday at 10:40 a.m. MT/9:40 a.m. PT. She is then set to tee-off in rounds two and three on Tuesday and Wednesday at 9:50 a.m. MT/8:50 a.m. PT.

The postseason will mark the conclusion of longtime head UVU women’s golf coach Sue Nyhus’ career, as she recently announced that this season will be her last. Current UVU assistant coach Juli Erekson has been named Nyhus’ successor as she will take over as Utah Valley’s head coach following the conclusion of the season. Both Nyhus and Erekson will be on the trip and coaching Estrada at the Stanford Regional.

Three other regionals will be contested next week in the Baton Rouge Regional (hosted by LSU), Columbus Regional (hosted by Ohio State), and Louisville Regional (hosted by Louisville). Six teams and three individuals will advance from each regional to the NCAA Championships.

The national championships will be May 21-26 at Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale, Ariz. hosted by Arizona State and The Thunderbirds. The final three days of the championships will be televised live by the GOLF Channel.