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WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - UNCW has made a bid to host the 2014 NCAA Division One Women's Golf National Championship at the Country Club of Landfall's Pete Dye Course.
An announcement on the 2014 site is expected to be announced in November 1, 2012.
"We're serious about our golf programs and we want to compete for National Championships." UNCW Director of Athletics Jimmy Bass said. "We're dead serious about creating an atmosphere of scholarship resources and a competitive schedule and bringing the Championship back here is part of that process."
According to Bass, UNCW made its bid in September and is responsible for preparing the budget for the event, which the NCAA reimburses. The only financial obligation to the University or the Country Club of Landfall would be for any hospitality events.
Purdue won the 2010 National Championship by a single stroke over Southern Cal and the event is considered the model that other potential sites follow.
"When we hosted it back in 1995 that was forever ago, so with the 2010 Championship still very much fresh in the minds of the players and coaches it makes everyone want to come back." said UNCW women's golf head coach Cindy Ho.
Golfweek's Lance Ringler called the 2010 Championship "the best venue I had ever attended for a women's final.: The magazine's Beth Ann Baldry added, "The community support in Wilmington was tremendous. The NCAA Championship should feel like a grand stage; there should be a buzz."
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