KENNESAW, G.A. – The Kennesaw State women’s golf team was selected to play in the NCAA Division I Women’s Golf San Antonio Regional Championship on Monday (April 27) night when the NCAA Division I Women’s Golf Committee announced the participants in the 2015 NCAA Division I Women’s Golf Regionals.
The San Antonio Regional will be held at par-72, 6,350-yard Briggs Ranch Golf Club in San Antonio, Texas and hosted by the University of Texas, San Antonio (UTSA) from May 7-9. The Owls will be making their second-ever appearance in the NCAA Women’s Golf Regionals after automatically qualifying for postseason play following a dominating 30-stroke win at the 2015 Atlantic Sun Conference Championship on April 14.
“The team and I are incredibly excited to be selected to the San Antonio NCAA Regional,” said head coach Rhyll Brinsmead. “I have played Briggs Ranch before and know it is a fantastic course. The team is so motivated right now and we are going to give it our all to advance to Nationals. I am very confident in this team’s ability and we know we have beaten some quality teams this year. The opportunity to play in NCAA postseason is such an amazing experience and we will savor the entire trip.”
Third-ranked UCLA earned the top seed in the 18-team regional, while the Owls received the No. 15 seed. The complete San Antonio Regional field includes (in order of seeding): UCLA, Washington, Texas A&M, Tennessee, Arizona State, Baylor, Oregon, Florida State, Auburn, Texas Tech, Texas, Houston, Gonzaga, Oklahoma, Kennesaw State, Lamar, Boston University and Alabama State.
The San Antonio Regional will be one of four 54-hole regional tournaments that will be conducted May 7-9. Other regionals will be held in Raleigh, N.C. (North Carolina State), South Bend, I.N. (Notre Dame) and St. George, Utah (Brigham Young).
The top six teams of the 18 selected to play in the San Antonio Regional, along with the top three individuals not on those teams will advance to the NCAA Championships, held from May 22-27 at Concession Golf Club in Bradenton, F.L.
This year’s NCAA Championship has a new format for women’s golf, with the top 15 teams and nine individuals not on those teams after 54 holes playing a final round of stroke play on Monday. After 72 holes of competition, the top eight teams will square off in a match-play format to determine a national champion.