Arizona Wildcats women's golf

UA’s Haley Moore made the winning put to push the Wildcats into the national semifinals Tuesday.

The Arizona women’s golf team is two wins away from defending its national championship.

The No. 6-seeded Wildcats beat No. 3 USC 3-2 in the quarterfinals in Fayetteville, Arkansas, on Tuesday to advance. UA will play No. 2 Duke in a match play semifinal at 5 a.m. Wednesday. The Blue Devils advanced with a win over No. 7 Stanford just before darkness hit Tuesday night.

UA’s Haley Moore, the hero of last year’s title match, was clutch again. Her putt on No. 18 gave her a 1-up win over Gabriela Ruffels.

Bianca Pagdanganan (2&1) and Ya Chun Chang (2&1) also won for the Wildcats.

The semifinals were supposed to be played Tuesday, but a long weather delay stopped action for several hours. The delay came midway through UA’s matches.

Wednesday's action will air on the Golf Channel. No. 5 Wake Forest will face No. 8 Auburn in the other semifinal.