UPDATE Monday February 5, 8:00am: After completing two rounds of team match play, OSU Coach Lisa Strom announced, "Due to 4.64” of rain, 2.36” since midnight, and it’s still raining, we have decided cancel the remaining matches of the Therese Hession Regional Challenge."
The Therese Hession Regional Challenge returns to Palos Verdes Golf Club starting February 3rd. The remaining schedule will be weather-dependent. We welcome competitors, coaches, and spectators back to PVGC for the 28th year, to enjoy the tournament annually rated the best field in women’s college golf.
We extend our congratulations to 2023 individual winner, Rose Zhang of Stanford University, and to 2023 winning team, University of Oregon.
February 3th-6th, 2024
from Therese Hession, Ohio State University, tournament co-founder
It is my privilege to welcome you to the Therese Hession Regional Challenge presented by Northrop Grumman. This tournament was a vision of fellow SMU Mustang and Palos Verdes member, Cathy Marino and mine, to challenge the best players in Women’s collegiate golf. It has been a dream come true, and an honor to compete at the prestigious Palos Verdes Golf Club.
I wish each participant, coach, and the many friends and family who come to follow their teams the best of luck. I would also like to thank Palos Verdes Golf Club, its membership, and professional staff led by Jim Gormley. PVGC truly epitomizes growing the game and giving back to the next generation. Best of luck to all our participants, and I look forward to seeing everyone at Palos Verdes.
- Therese Hession
from David Stocke, General Manager
One of my favorite weeks of the year has arrived. It is an honor to welcome the 2024 Therese Hession Regional Challenge presented by by Northrop Grumman to Palos Verdes Golf Club. This marks the 28th year PVGC has been host of this prestigious event. With 16 of the top-ranked NCAA D-1 Women’s Golf teams competing the excitement is always next level. As a former NCAA D-1 player in the West Coast Conference, I have tremendous respect and admiration for the coaches, players, volunteers, and alma mater supporting such a fantastic tournament.
A special shout out to retired Ohio State Women’s Golf Coach Therese Hession for her historic career and all that she has done to make this one of the finest collegiate events in the country. Also, a sincere thank you to our host team Ohio State University and Head Coach, Lisa Strom and Director of Operations, Amy Miller for all they do behind the scenes to make the magic happen.
This event would not be possible without our long term sponsor, Northrop Grumman and their executive leadership. A HUGE thank you to Tim Frei, Sector VP Research & Advanced Design of Aeronautics Systems and to Stephen Rodbell Manager, Rates & Budgets of Space Systems for supporting and funding this wonderful tournament.
Thank you to the PVGC Board of Directors, Members, volunteers, and dedicated staff for allowing the Palos Verdes Golf to showcase such an amazing tournament. A tip of the cap goes to longtime Tournament Chairman and former Northrop Grumman executive Ron Defrees. Ron is passing the torch to Steve Lopes who will serve as the Tournament Chair in 2025. Steve’s extensive background in elite collegiate athletics will be sure to keep the perfection in order.
Last, but not least, thank you to our esteemed Director of Golf Jim Gormley, PGA, Golf Course Superintendent Steve Manriquez, and Executive Chef Garrett Yokoyama and the entire PVGC professional staff for making Palos Verdes Golf Club shine. Enjoy the week!
- David Stocke, CCM