Greg Allen, women's golf coach at Vanderbilt since 2007, was coach at University of Arizona from 2000-2006. Allen led the UA Wildcats to two Pac-10 Championships and a runner-up finish at the 2002 NCAA Championship led by two future LGPA stars, Lorena Ochoa and Natalie Gulbis.
Vanderbilt University placed 18th in the NCAA Championship at University of Georgia Golf Course in Athens, Ga. USC took the lead from the outset and defeated runner-up Duke by 21 strokes. It ended a tremendous run for USC, which won the Pac-12 and West regional titles as well. Rounding out the top five were Purdue in third, UCLA in fourth and Arizona State fifth.
The Southeastern Conference led the way with seven schools in the 24-team national championship tournament, followed by the Pac-12 with six, the Big 10 with four and Big 12 with three. However, the Pac-12 dominated play, as it placed five teams among the top 13.
Weather at the par-72, 6,372-yard course was mixed. It was warm and breezy throughout, and particularly windy during the final round, when the average score increased by three strokes. A two-hour lightning and rain delay during the second round caused 27 players and six teams to finish their rounds the following morning. The average 18-hole score in the 126-player field was 75.6 strokes.
Jenny Hahn tied for 17th (71-67-79-76=293) to lead the Commodores. Irina Gabasa took 36th (74-72-77-74=297).
Vanderbilt finished third in the 2013 NCAA D-I West Regional at Stanford Golf Course in Stanford, Calif. USC shot a final round of 4-under par 280 to win the tournament by one stroke over Purdue. Weather conditions were sunny at the par-72, 6,267-yard course. The average 18-hole score among the 126-player field was 76.0 strokes.
The top eight teams earned a berth to the NCAA tournament. Following USC and Purdue were Vanderbilt, South Carolina, Stanford, Arizona, Oregon and San Jose State. Arizona, Oregon and San Jose State tied for sixth, one stroke ahead of tough-luck Baylor, which missed nationals as the ninth-place team.
Kendall Martindale led the Commodores, tying for third (71-71-68=210). Jenny Hahn tied for 10th (74-72-70=216), while Lauren Stratton tied for 30th (73-73-75=221).
Vanderbilt University claimed fourth in the 2013 Southeastern Conference Championship at Greystone Golf & Country Club in Birmingham, Ala. Alabama bested runner-up Georgia by 14 strokes to win the title. Filling out the top five were South Carolina, Vanderbilt and, in a tie for fifth, Kentucky and Mississippi State. Weather conditions made the par-72, 6,401-yard course difficult. It was windy throughout the three-day competition, with rain during the first round, and morning temperatures in the 30s. Medalist Stephanie Meadow of Alabama shot an even par 216 (75-69-72) to win by nine strokes.
Vandy's low scorers tied for 14th in Irina Gabina (80-79-71=230) and Kendall Martindale (75-73-82=230).
Vanderbilt took 11th in the 2012 NCAA Championship, second at the NCAA D1 Central . The Commodores tied for 10th in the 2011 NCAA Championship.They took seventh in 2010.
Coach Allen is a 1993 graduate (journalism) from Murray State University focusing on sports. From 1993 to 1998 he worked for the AJGA as a communications director and tournament director.
Allen served as assistant men’s coach at University of Texas from 1998-2000.