The Georgia women’s team failed to qualify for the NCAA Women’s Golf Championship, which will be played later this month at the UGA course in Athens.
Competing in one of three regional qualifiers in Palo Alto, Calif., Georgia placed 10th in the field of 24 teams, with the top eight advancing to the NCAA Championship in Athens May 21-24.
Georgia finished with a total of 891 in the 54-hole event, two strokes behind a trio of teams that tied for 6th to qualify. Baylor was 9th at 890, with Pepperdine 11th at 892, leaving six teams within there strokes for the final three spots from the regional qualifier.
Senior Emilie Burger of Hoschton was the lone Georgia player to finish higher than 60th individually, placing 7th at 1-under 212 to earn a spot in the NCAA Championship field. She will be the Bulldogs’ lone representative in the tournament.
Burger posted scores of 68-75-69, with only one other Georgia golfer having a round lower than 75, a 73 by Rocio Sanchez Lobato in the second round. Georgia shot 296-299-296, and was in position for a top-8 finish the final day after four solid scores on the front nine, But Burger was the only player to shoot lower than 39 on the back, and the Bulldogs again failed to advance.
Among the teams to advance from the West Regional was host Stanford, which placed fifth. Mariah Stackhouse, a freshman from Jonesboro, tied for 14th individually with scores of 75-69-73—217 and will join her teammates in Athens for the NCAA Championship.