Conference championship previews, Part II
Second installment on championship previews ... all these events start tomorrow.
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San Luis Obispo CC
San Luis Obispo, Calif.
Field: Cal Poly, CSU Northridge, Long Beach State, Pacific, UC Davis, UC Irvine, UC Riverside, UC Santa Barbara
Defending champion: UC Irvine (15-under 849) by six strokes over UC Davis; UC Irvine's John Chin (nine-under 207) by three strokes over UC Irvine's Sean Shahi
Skinny: With two wins and four runner-up finishes, UC Davis looks ready to knock off UC Irvine and claim its first Big West title. The more likely repeat here might be with UC Irvine's John Chin.
Keith Hills CC
Buies Creek, N.C.
Field: Belmont, Campbell, East Tennessee State, Florida Gulf Coast, Jacksonville, Kennesaw State, Lipscomb, Mercer, North Florida, Stetson, USC Upstate
Defending champion: North Florida (14-over 866) by one stroke over East Tennessee State; ETSU's Gareth Shaw (three-under 210) by one stroke over ETSU's Rhys Enoch
Skinny: Six different winners in the last six seasons will end when East Tennessee State, 2007 champs and 2008 runner-up, returns to the winner's circle.
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The Patriot GC
Field: Charleston Southern, Coastal Carolina, Gardner Webb, High Point, Liberty, Presbyterian, Radford, Winthrop
Defending champion: Coastal Carolina (10-over 874) by 16 strokes over Charleston Southern; Coastal Carolina's David Dannelly (two-under 214) by two strokes over Presbyterian's Thomas Todd
Skinny: Hard not to pick Coastal to win its sixth straight league title. Fifth-year senior Zack Byrd is also the heavy favorite to claim the individual title after winning it as a freshman in 2005.
__Links on the Bayou
Field: Alabama A&M, Alabama State, Alcorn State, Arkansas-Pine Bluff, Grambling, Jackson State, MIssissippi Valley State, Prairie View A&M, Texas Southern
Defending champion: Jackson State (56-over 920) by eight strokes over Texas Southern; Jackson State's Albert Kilgore III (six-over 222) by one stroke over Texas Southern's Jacob Scriven
Skinny: Jackson State continues to be the head of the class in the SWAC.
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__[Sun Belt Championship
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Field: Arkansas State, Arkansas-Little Rock, Denver, Florida Atlantic, Louisiana Lafayette, Louisiana Monroe, Middle Tennessee State, New Orleans, North Texas, South Alabama, Troy, Western Kentucky
Defending champion: Denver (11-under 853) by one stroke over New Orleans; South Alabama's Johnny Caldwell (11-under 205) by two strokes over Denver's Daniel Wax
Skinny: After advancing to nationals last year and winning the Callaway Collegiate Match Play this spring, Middle Tennessee State looks poised to claim its first conference title. That said, defending champion Denver and New Orleans won't let it be a walk-over.
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San Luis Obispo CC
San Luis Obispo, Calif.
Field: Cal Poly, CSU Northridge, Long Beach State, UC-Davis, UC-Irvine, UC-Riverside
Defending champion: UC Irvine (44-over 908) by seven strokes over UC Davis; UC Irvine's Kim Lorenzana (six-over 222) on third playoff hole over UC Davis' Chelsea Stelzmiller
Skinny: UC Irvine is the top seed but it will likely be a three-team fight between Long Beach State and UC Davis. UC Irvine's Jane Chin, Long Beach State's Lee Lopez and Kay Hoey will make it equally interesting when settling the individual title.
Katie Cousins GC
Field: Centenary, IPFW, IUPUI, North Dakota State, Oakland, Oral Roberts, South Dakota State, Southern Utah, UM-Kansas City, Western Illinois
Defending champion: Oral Roberts (53-over 917) by 42 strokes over South Dakota State; Oral Roberts' Christy Carter (one-over 217) by three strokes over Oral Roberts' Pamela Ontiveros
Skinny: Oral Roberts is going for its 12th straight league title and with all five starters among the the league's top-10 stroke averages, it doesn't look like Golden Eagles should have much problem. The school's average victory margin in the championship? 42 strokes.
[__Big Sky Championship
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Field: Eastern Washington, Idaho State, Montana, Montana State, Northern Arizona, Northern Colorado, Portland State, Sacramento State, Weber State
Defending champion: Portland State (47-over 911) by two strokes over Northern Arizona; Portland State's Hannah Bews (four-over 220) by two strokes over Northern Arizona's Ali Carter
Skinny: Three straight runner-up finishes for Northern Arizona, which has a conference record five titles but none since 2002, will give way to a victory this time around with the Lumberjacks coming off a triumph at the Wyoming Cowgirl Classic.
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Koasati Pines GC
Field: Central Arkansas, Lamar, McNeese State, Nicholls State, Sam Houston State, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, Texas State, UT-San Antonio
Defending champion: Texas State (55-over 907) by three strokes over Lamar and Sam Houston State; Texas State's Linn Gustafsson (seven-over 220) by five strokes over Sam Houston State's Jennifer Heinz and Central Arkansas' Nicole Forshner
Skinny: Two years removed from its last title, Lamar returns to the top this week in Louisiana.
](http://www.swac.org/sports/w-golf/swac-w-golf-body.html)Links on the Bayou
Field: Alabama State, Grambling State, Jackson State, Mississippi Valley State, Prairie View A&M, Southern, Texas Southern
Defending champion: Jackson State (40-over 616) by 108 strokes over Texas Southern; Jackson State's Shasta Averyhardt (five-over 149) by five strokes over Jackson State's Jennifer Sells
Skinny: Jackson State remains the class of the conference.
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Field: Arkansas State, Arkansas-Little Rock, Denver, Florida International, Florida Atlantic, Louisiana-Monroe, Middle Tennessee State, North Texas, South Alabama, Troy, Western Kentucky
Defending champion: Denver (eight-over 872) by 42 strokes over Arkansas-Little Rock; Denver's Stephanie Sherlock (eight-under 208) by 10 strokes over Florida International's Paula Hurtado
Skinny: Denver hasn't been quite as sharp this season on the national level but a sixth straight Sun Belt title is pretty certain. More in question is whether Stephanie Sherlock can be medalist for a third straight year or whether teammate Dawn Shockley might take the title this time.
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Wolf Run GC
Field: Boise State, Fresno State, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico State, San Jose State
Defending champion: Fresno State (41-over 905) by seven strokes over New Mexico State; Fresno State's Laura Luethke (four-over 220) by two strokes over New Mexico State's Suterra Chanachai
Skinny: San Jose State is on a roll entering the championship, with senior Erica Moston and her WAC-best 71.41 average making the Spartans the favorite to take the team title while she eyes medalist honors.