Head coach Page Marsh was the runner-up in Coach of the Year balloting
The Wolfpack sits at 17-over 301, one shot behind No. 13 Virginia for second. No. 3 Duke leads by seven strokes at 9-over 293.
Tournament field features eight top-25 squads
Marchand ties for fifth with a 5-over 221
NC State golfers occupy the top three spots on the leaderboard
NC State women's golf head coach Page Marsh embarks on her 13th season in Raleigh in the 2012-13 season. She has made great strides in establishing a consistently competitive program in one of the toughest conferences in the nation. Since the reinstatement of the program in 2000, Marsh has led the Wolfpack to an impressive 10 NCAA Tournament appearances in 11 years and the first NCAA Championship appearance in program history.
NC State qualified for the NCAA Championship as a team for the first time in program history in 2012. The Wolfpack rewrote the record book during the season, setting records for team round (282), team three-day total (858), most wins in a season (3), highest regional seeding (No. 8), most All-ACC performers (2), highest regional finish (7th), and highest national ranking (No. 13). Brittany Marchand became the school's winningest golfer. Augusta James represents State's first ACC Freshman of the Year.
In the spring of 2008, the Wolfpack missed qualifying for the NCAA Championships by one stroke at the NCAA Central Regional in Austin, Texas. In the process, however, Lauren Doughtie became the first women's golfer in school history to compete at the NCAA's when she qualifying as an individual.
Under Marsh's tutelage, NC State has won eight tournament team titles, five individuals have captured medalist honors and Marsh earned ACC Coach of the Year honors in 2002.
Five former Wolfpackers (Lorraine Ballerano, Molly Birmingham, Courtney Pomeranz, Briana Vega and Lauren Doughtie) have competed on the FUTURES Tour. Additionally, Vega was the winner of The Golf Channel's "The Big Break VII" in 2006.
Marsh has served in a variety of roles within the golf world, including as associate director of the Women's Western Golf Association, on the United States Golf Association Women's Mid-Amateur Committee and the North and South Amateur Championship.
On Sept. 17, 2007, Marsh was part of an 11-member group inducted into the Guilford County Sports Hall of Fame after a decorated amateur playing career. Also, back in May of 2001, Marsh was one of six people inducted into the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame for her contributions to golf in her home state.
A native of Jamestown, N.C., and a graduate of North Carolina, Marsh is familiar with the high level of competition that is associated with the Atlantic Coast Conference. As a four-year starter and MVP with the Tar Heels, Marsh enjoyed much success in her early playing career. She recorded 15 top-10 finishes, including wins at the 1981 and 1982 Duke Invitational, and the 1982 Pat Bradley Invitational. Her stellar play in the conference championships in 1984 and 1985 placed her on the All-ACC teams for the respective years, and most recently on the conference's 50th Anniversary Team. Marsh has enjoyed an illustrious career since her college playing days. Following her graduation from UNC in 1985, she moved to Orlando, Fla., and played professionally in Future Tour Events and Women's Florida Golf Tour in 1986 and 1987. She participated in the LPGA Tour School in 1986.
She returned to North Carolina to resume her amateur career. Marsh has competed in the US Women's Open three times and the US Women's Amateur 12 times during her career. She was the North-South Amateur Champion in 1989.
Marsh has also earned impressive amateur wins in Mexico, International Women's Four Ball and the North and South, defeating LPGA star Donna Andrews 4 and 3. She was a Curtis Cup alternate in 1990 and 1992 and a US Women's Mid-Am finalist in 1989 and 1990. Golf Digest twice ranked Page as a top-ten player in the nation. She has represented her home state 13 times in the Carolinas-Virginias team matches, serving as team captain from 1994-98.
Prior to her turn to coaching, Marsh was a North Carolina Women's Amateur Champion. She won the prestigious event six times - 1983, 1984, 1985, 1996, 1997 and 1999. Marsh is also a five-time Women's Carolina Amateur Champion - 1983, 1984, 1985, 1989 and 1996.
Marsh comes from a golfing family; sisters Sheree Crane and Amber Marsh both played collegiate golf and still continue to compete. Her mother, Linda, is very involved in amateur golf, playing senior amateur events and serving on the Women's Committee of the USGA.
Aside from her responsibilities in the golfing world, Marsh is the mother of 17-year-old twins, Emma and Rachel.