NCAA women: UCLA, 'Bama, USC top regionals

Alabama's Brooke Pancake, UCLA's Tiffany Lua and USC's Sophia Popov.

Alabama's Brooke Pancake, UCLA's Tiffany Lua and USC's Sophia Popov.

Women's Rankings »

RankNameSchoolRating
1Alison LeeUCLA  69.59 
2Annie ParkUSC  69.73 
3Yu LiuDuke  69.81 
4Stephanie MeadowAlabama  70.00 
5Gaby LopezArkansas  70.01 

Women's Team Rankings »

RankNameRatingEvents
1Southern California 70.32 
2UCLA 70.60 
3Duke 70.79 
4Stanford 71.49  10 
5Arkansas 71.52 

UCLA, Alabama and USC drew the No. 1 seeds for NCAA Women’s Regionals, to be played May 10-12 at three sites across the country. The 24-team fields were named April 30, and UCLA and Alabama will play on their respective home coasts while USC will take the top spot in the Central Region.

Top-ranked UCLA will play for a seventh season win at Colorado Golf Club, but will have to hold off fellow top-10 programs LSU, North Carolina and California, plus host Colorado in the Rockies.

Alabama, ranked No. 2 by Golfweek, will have the opportunity to defend its East Regional title. Arizona State and Duke will present the biggest obstacles.

USC enters regionals after falling one shot short of California at the Pac-12 Championship. The Trojans won a regional in the Midwest two years ago. This year, their toughest competition comes from No. 2 seeded Auburn, a team that just won the SEC Championship.

Eight teams from each region will advance to the NCAA Championship, to be played May 22-25 at the Vanderbilt Legends Club in Franklin, Tennessee.

NOTE: Conference automatic qualifiers are indicated in parentheses

EAST REGIONAL

Penn State Blue Course, State College, Pa.

  • 1. Alabama
  • 2. Arizona State
  • 3. Duke (Atlantic Coast)
  • 4. Texas AM
  • 5. Florida
  • 6. Arizona
  • 7. Oklahoma State
  • 8. South Carolina
  • 9. Michigan State (Big Ten)
  • 10. Washington
  • 11. Texas
  • 12. Tulane
  • 13. UCF
  • 14. Wake Forest
  • 15. Northwestern
  • 16. San Diego State
  • 17. Kent State (Mid-American)
  • 18. Maryland
  • 19. Augusta State
  • 20. Campbell (Big South)
  • 21. Chattanooga (Southern)
  • 22. Oral Roberts (Summit League)
  • 23. Jacksonville State (Ohio Valley)
  • 24. Long Island (Northeast)

Individuals: 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)

• • •

CENTRAL

Ohio State Scarlet Course, Columbus, Ohio

  • 1. Southern California
  • 2. Auburn (Southeastern)
  • 3. Georgia
  • 4. Vanderbilt
  • 5. Tennessee
  • 6. Ohio State
  • 7. Oregon
  • 8. North Carolina State
  • 9. Virginia
  • 10. Florida State
  • 11. Purdue
  • 12. Arkansas
  • 13. Ole Miss
  • 14. Kentucky
  • 15. Texas State
  • 16. South Florida (Big East)
  • 17. Notre Dame
  • 18. Texas-San Antonio (Southland)
  • 19. East Carolina
  • 20. Michigan
  • 21. UNC-Wilmington (Colonial Athletic)
  • 22. Harvard (Ivy League)
  • 23. Butler (Horizon League)
  • 24. Siena (Metro Atlantic Athletic)

Individuals: 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)

• • •

WEST REGIONAL

Colorado National Golf Club, Erie, Colo.

  • 1. UCLA
  • 2. LSU
  • 3. North Carolina
  • 4. Colorado
  • 5. California (Pac-12)
  • 6. Baylor
  • 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
  • 14. Stanford
  • 15. Denver (Sun Belt)
  • 16. UNLV
  • 17. New Mexico
  • 18. Oregon State
  • 19. Illinois
  • 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)

Individuals: 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).

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