Women’s regional fields announced

Women's Rankings »

RankNameSchoolRating
1Alison LeeUCLA  69.96 
2Stephanie MeadowAlabama  70.17 
3Gaby LopezArkansas  70.29 
4Noemi JimenezArizona St  70.31 
5Celine BoutierDuke  70.40 

Women's Team Rankings »

RankNameRatingEvents
1Southern California 70.64  13 
2UCLA 70.83  12 
3Duke 70.89  11 
4Stanford 71.74  13 
5Arizona State 71.75  12 

Arizona State will feel right at home as it starts its run to the NCAA Championship. The top-ranked Sun Devils will host the West Regional at Karsten Golf Course in Tempe, Ariz., and are coming off a nine-shot victory at the Pac-10 Championship. Third-ranked USC, the defending West Regional and NCAA champion, is the No. 2 seed, while LSU, coming off a fifth-place showing at the SEC Championship, is seeded third.

The Central Regional will feature the most conference champions (11; East-7; West-6) of any other region. UCLA, No. 2 in the Golfweek/Sagarin College Rankings and the defending Central Regional champ, enters as the top seed after finishing third at the Pac-10 Championship. No. 4 Oklahoma State, No. 6 Wake Forest and No. 9 Purdue are also coming off convincing victories in their respective conference championships.

The East Regional is highlighted by top seed Virginia, No. 5 in the Golfweek/Sagarin College Rankings. The Cavaliers will have to rebound from a poor showing at the ACC Championship, where they finished fifth out of nine teams. No. 7 Auburn, the second seed, has good history at Florida’s course; it beat Duke in a playoff to win the Lady Gator earlier this month. Host Florida, the defending East champ, is the No. 11 seed.

NUMBER CRUNCHING: The “magic number” for gaining entry into the postseason was 53, meaning any team ranked No. 53 or higher should have received a berth (63 teams play in regionals, but 10 teams ranked outside the top 63 got in via their conference’s automatic berth). According to the Golfweek/Sagarin College Rankings, UC Davis (No. 50) and Tulsa (No. 52) were snubbed, while College of Charleston (No. 56) and Baylor (No. 58) snuck into the field.

Note: Golfweek/Sagarin College Rankings in parenthesis.

EAST

Date: May 7-9

Course: Mark Bostick Golf Course at the University of Florida, Gainesville, Fla.

1. (5) Virginia

2. (7) Auburn – SEC champion

3. (8) Alabama

4. (12) North Carolina

5. (11) Duke

6. (14) Denver – Sun Belt champion

7. (26) Tennessee

8. (21) Vanderbilt

9. (15) Georgia

10. (34) Tulane – Conference USA champion

11. (28) Florida

12. (43) East Carolina

13. (38) Mississippi

14. (41) South Carolina

15. (42) Furman – Southern champion

16. (56) College of Charleston

17. (51) Florida State

18. (53) UCF

19. (89) Coastal Carolina – Big South champion

20. (88) Stetson – Atlantic Sun champion

21. (205) Jackson State – SWAC champion

INDIVIDUALS

1. (113) Susannah Aboff, Princeton

2. (75) Julia Potter, Missouri

3. (105) Jessica Hollandsworth, Maryland

CENTRAL

Date: May 7-9

Course: Ohio State Golf Course (Scarlet), Columbus, Ohio

1. (2) UCLA

2. (4) Oklahoma State – Big 12 champion

3. (9) Purdue – Big Ten champion

4. (6) Wake Forest – ACC champion

5. (18) Louisville – Big East champion

6. (19) Kent State – Mid-American champion

7. (23) Michigan State

8. (27) Ohio State

9. (24) Stanford

10. (22) New Mexico – Mountain West champion

11. (29) Georgia State – Colonial Athletic Association champion

12. (33) Notre Dame

13. (30) N.C. State

14. (45) Washington

15. (44) Kentucky

16. (46) Chattanooga

17. (49) Michigan

18. (126) Murray State – Ohio Valley champion

19. (87) Illinois State – Missouri Valley champion

20. (81) Harvard – Ivy League champion

21. (195) Fairleigh Dickinson – Northeast champion

INDIVIDUALS

1. (81) Kendall Dye, Oklahoma

2. (76) Kayla Mortellaro, Idaho

3. (54) Sara Wikstrom, Arkansas-Little Rock

WEST

Date: May 7-9

Course: Karsten Golf Course, Tempe, Ariz.

1. (1) Arizona State – Pac-10 champion

2. (3) USC

3. (10) LSU

4. (13) Pepperdine

5. (16) Arkansas

6. (17) San Jose State – Western Athletic champion

7. (20) Arizona

8. (25) California

9. (35) UC Irvine

10. (32) San Francisco

11. (31) UNLV

12. (37) TCU

13. (39) Texas A&M

14. (36) Oregon

15. (48) Long Beach State – Big West champion

16. (47) Colorado

17. (40) Texas

18. (58) Baylor

19. (107) Texas A&M Corpus Christi – Southland champion

20. (109) Northern Arizona – Big Sky champion

21. (66) Oral Roberts – Summit League champion

INDIVIDUALS

1. (113) Miki Ueoka, Santa Clara

2. (71) Alice Kim, UC Davis

3. (100) Chelsea Stelzmiller, UC Davis

• • •

NCAA Championship

Date: May 19-22

Course: Caves Valley Golf Club, Owings Mills, Md.

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