Discussion in 'University of Colorado News and Olympic Sports' started by AztecBuff, Apr 25, 2016.
Article with more info on the Buffs' selection- http://www.cubuffs.com//ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=600&ATCLID=210910834 .
BOULDER –The University of Colorado women’s golf team was invited to the NCAA Championships for a third straight year on Monday as the Buffaloes will compete in the West/Stanford Regional, May 5-7 in Stanford, Calif.
The Buffaloes, ranked No. 34 in the country in the latest GolfStat poll (No. 21 Golfweek), earned a No. 9 seed in the 72-team field and will look to advance to the NCAA Championship Finals for the first time since 2012.
“We’re excited for Stanford,” said Colorado head coach Anne Kelly. “We’ve been playing in Northern California for what seems to be the majority of the spring and we’ve had experience playing that course a few times so we’re excited to go back there.”
The Buffaloes’ postseason invitation marks the sixth straight year CU has sent either a team or individual to a regional and the sixth time in program history a team has qualified.
Colorado is one of 18 teams slated to square off at the Stanford Golf Course in the 54-hole tournament format. A group of six golfers will also compete as individuals. One 18-hole round will be played each of the three days. The field includes fellow Pac-12 opponents Southern California, the top seed in the regional along with host, Stanford as the No. 3 seed. The University of Arkansas-Fayetteville is the No. 2 seed. The remaining schools, in order of seeding from four to 18 are: Virginia, Nevada, San Diego State, Texas Tech, Ohio State, Colorado, Wake Forest, Michigan, North Carolina, Pepperdine, San Jose State, UC Riverside, Idaho, Richmond and Seton Hall.
There are four regional sites with Bryan, Texas, Baton Rouge, La. and Shoal Creek Ala. being the others. The top six teams and three individuals who are not members of those squads from each of the four regions will advance to the NCAA Championship Finals, scheduled for May 20-25 at Eugene Country Club in Eugene, Ore.
Was hoping and figuring that CU would get a bid, but you just never know. Great to see.
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