Lady Jaguars Earn At-Large Nod
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- The Augusta State Women's Golf program earned an NCAA postseason bid for the second consecutive year on Monday night when the Lady Jaguars were made an at-large selection by the NCAA Division I Women's Golf selection committee.
The regional selection is the third in the 11-year history of the program and it will mark the Lady Jaguars' first trip to the NCAA postseason under head coach Kory Thompson.
"This is another big step in the right direction for our program," said Thompson. "We put together a really solid season and we all improved and learned a lot throughout the year. It's nice to see hard work rewarded and I'm excited for our ladies and for the progress we've made."
Highlighted by their victory in the Edwin Watts/Kiawah Island Classic on Feb. 28, the Lady Jags registered three top-three and six top-five finishes during the regular season. ASU turned in a runnerup effort in its home event -- the Insperity Lady Jaguar Intercollegiate – while sophomore Christine Duschek-Hansen took runnerup honors at Kiawah Island.
ASU will be the No. 19 seed in the NCAA East Regional, which will be contested Thursday-Saturday, May 10-12, at the Penn State Blue Course in State College, Pa. Penn State University will serve as the host institution for the regional.
The NCAA regionals are contested in a three-day, 54-hole format, with 18 holes played each day. A total of 378 participants have been selected for regional competition. Of these players, 126 will advance to the championships finals. Eight teams and two individuals will advance from each regional.
Alabama, ranked No. 2 by Golfweek and the top seed in the East Regional, will be looking to defend its regional title from last spring at LPGA International, where ASU finished 17th in Daytona Beach, Fla.
The top eight teams and top two individuals from each regional will advance to the NCAA Championships, slated for May 22-25 at the Vanderbilt Legends Club in Franklin, Tenn.
NCAA EAST REGIONAL
Penn State Blue Course -- State College, Pa.
2. Arizona State
3. Duke (Atlantic Coast)
4. Texas AM
7. Oklahoma State
8. South Carolina
9. Michigan State (Big Ten)
14. Wake Forest
16. San Diego State
17. Kent State (Mid-American)
19. AUGUSTA STATE
20. Campbell (Big South)
21. Chattanooga (Southern)
22. Oral Roberts (Summit League)
23. Jacksonville State (Ohio Valley)
24. Long Island (Northeast)
1. Fanny Cnops (UNC-Greensboro
2. Charlotte Lorentzen (Georgia State)
3. Kelly Shon (Princeton)
4. Katie Mundy (Florida International)
5. Michelle Piyapattra (Columbia)
6. Laura Wearn (Furman)
NCAA CENTRAL REGIONAL
Ohio State Scarlet Course -- Columbus, Ohio
1. Southern California
2. Auburn (Southeastern)
6. Ohio State
8. North Carolina State
10. Florida State
13. Ole Miss
15. Texas State
16. South Florida (Big East)
17. Notre Dame
18. Texas-San Antonio (Southland)
19. East Carolina
21. UNC-Wilmington (Colonial Athletic)
22. Harvard (Ivy League)
23. Butler (Horizon League)
24. Siena (Metro Atlantic Athletic)
1. Madeleine Shiels (Nebraska)
2. Alex Buelow (Stetson)
3. Rika Park (Miami)
4. Brittany Henderson (Coastal Carolina)
5. Leticia Ras-Anderica (Miami)
6. Gabriella Wahl (East Tennessee State)
Colorado National Golf Club -- Erie, Colo.
3. North Carolina
5. California (Pac-12)
7. Pepperdine (West Coast)
8. UC Davis (Big West)
9. Oklahoma (Big 12)
10. Texas Tech
11. Tulsa (Conference USA)
12. TCU (Mountain West)
13. Iowa State
15. Denver (Sun Belt)
17. New Mexico
18. Oregon State
20. Kennesaw State (Atlantic Sun)
21. San Jose State (Western Atlantic)
22. Missouri State (Missouri Valley)
23. Northern Colorado (Big Sky)
24. Jackson State (Southwestern Athletic)
1. Kayla Mortellaro (Idaho)
2. Ally McDonald (Mississippi State)
3. Amy Anderson (North Dakota State)
4. Maggie Yuan (BYU)
5. Brianna Espinoza (Colorado State)
6. Demi Mak (New Mexico State)