ATHENS, Ga. — The University of Georgia will host a Regional of the NCAA Women’s Golf Championships next May 8-10 at the University of Georgia Golf Course, the NCAA announced on October 7th, 2016.
The UGA Golf Course has a long history hosting premier events, including national championships in 1971, 1981, 1983, 1993 and 2013, an NCAA Regional in 2008 and 44 editions of the Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic.
“The UGA Golf Course is probably the most famous course in women’s college golf,” head coach Josh Brewer said. “It has hosted the national championships five times going all the way back to the 1970s, and every spring we host many of the top programs in the nation for the Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic. If you look at the results from when we’ve hosted the NCAAs and the Liz Murphey, the best teams and best golfers usually win. That’s exactly what you want out of a golf course, a course that leads to a fair result. The UGA Golf Course has proven it does just that on a yearly basis.”
As hosts, Georgia will compete in the 2017 Athens Regional. The Bulldogs are currently ranked No. 6 in theGolfweek/Sagarin Performance Index.
“You always have an anxious feeling when the NCAA selections are announced, wondering if you might have to travel to the West or North to play in a Regional,” head coach Josh Brewer said. “Today is a great day that caps off a very good week for our program. The UGA Golf Course is a championship golf course that is very challenging. It’s our home course, but we know we’ll have to play well to advance to the national championships.”