Duke, UCLA and Auburn are top-seeded teams for the three NCAA Division I Women’s Regionals, the NCAA announced April 25. All regionals are May 5-7 and the top eight teams in each region will advance to the NCAA Championship May 17-20 at Sunriver (Ore.) Resort.
The Blue Devils, No. 1 in the Golfweek/Sagarin College Rankings, will vie for their sixth consecutive East Regional title when they travel to University Golf Course in Gainesville, Fla. West Coast powerhouses Pepperdine (No. 6) and Washington (No. 8) will head east to join Duke.
At the Central Regional (at Jerry S. Rawls Course in Lubbock, Texas), Auburn, ranked No. 3, will join fourth-ranked Arizona St. and 14th-ranked New Mexico. The Tigers are fresh off a victory at the SEC Championship via a playoff over Georgia.
UCLA, the 2004 NCAA champion, is the top-seeded team in the West Regional at the New Mexico State University Course in Las Cruces. Georgia (No. 5) and Tennessee (No. 9) will travel from the east to join the Bruins. New Mexico St., ranked No. 56, was not selected for regionals and will not play despite hosting the West Regional.
Oklahoma, No. 54, is the highest ranked team not to receive an invitation. Long Beach State freshman Kay Hoey, ranked No. 35, is the highest ranked individual to earn an invitation. Hoey will head to the West Regional.