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    Off The Course With Suchaya Tangkamolprasert

    May 20, 2014

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    EVANSTON, Ill. -- Before the Northwestern women's golf team heads out onto the course for one final time this season at the 2014 NCAA Championships, get to know the Wildcats that will be playing in the finals.

    Sophomore Suchaya Tangkamolprasert helped the Wildcats qualify for the NCAA Championships, thanks to a top-10 finish at the NCAA West Regional in Washington. She has two top-10 finishes this year, along with three top-20 placements, and is tied for third on the team with a 75.10 scoring average. The Bangkok, Thailand native led NU at the NCAA West Regional and the Windy City Collegiate Classic during the fall.

    How would you describe this year's NU women's golf team?
    ”Fun and energetic!”

    What does it mean to you to play in the 2014 NCAA Championships?
    ”It always feels great to compete as a Wildcat, especially in the NCAA’s where we play amongst the strongest teams in the country. We have all worked so hard as a team this year and made it to Nationals in back-to-back seasons. It is a great honor to represent Northwestern in this field.”

    What has been your favorite golf-related memory of the 2013-14 season so far?
    ”When we shot 11 under-par and won the stroke-play portion of the Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic in Georgia.”

    What has been your favorite off the course memory with the team during your NU career?
    “All those little funny moments with my teammates and coaches in car rides and at dinners on every trip.”

    What is your favorite part about being a member of the Northwestern women's golf team?
    ”Getting to know these great people (coaches, teammates, trainers, advisors) around us who always try to help out and make us feel like one big family.”

    What is the best piece of advice you have received from either head coach Emily Fletcher or assistant coach Beth Miller?
    "Let’s play fearlessly and go have fun out there 'Cats!"

    My favorite professional golfer is…
    “Luke Donald of course! (#wildcatspirit)”

    If I could play 18 holes with anyone it would be…
    “My mom because I think she'd be proud to see how my game has progressed over the years.”

    Northwestern tees off competition at the 2014 NCAA Championships Tuesday morning at the Tulsa Country Club. The 72-hole tournament runs through Friday, May 23 with 18 holes each day. The Wildcats will look to improve upon their top-15 finish a year ago and return four players from last year's squad that advanced to the NCAA Championships.

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