UW Women's Golfers Seeded Fifth at NCAA West Regional

April 29, 2002

Seattle - The 16th-ranked Washington women's golf team is seeded fifth in the 21-team field at the NCAA West Regional Championship to be held May 9-11 at the Stanford Golf Course. The top eight teams from three regional sites will advance to the 2002 NCAA Championships May 21-24 at Washington National Golf Club in Auburn.

The Huskies are one of eight teams from the Pac-10 Conference competing at the NCAA West Regional. Last week Washington tied for fifth at the Pac-10 Championships, one stroke out of third place. Arizona, winners of the last three Pac-10 titles, is the No. 1 seeded team in the West Region. Arizona State is second, followed by UCLA and California. Southern California is seeded sixth, Stanford is eighth and Washington State is 18th.

Top-ranked Auburn and second-ranked Duke headline the field at the East Regional at LSU's University Club, while Oklahoma State is the top seed at the Central Regional held at Michigan State's Forest Akers Golf Course.

In addition to 24 teams advancing to the NCAA Championships, the top two finishers from for each regional, not on a qualifying team, will compete at the NCAAs in the individual competition.

West Regional
The West regional will be played May 9-11 at Stanford Golf Course, Stanford, California, hosted by Stanford University. Conference automatic qualifiers are indicated in parenthesis next to the institution.

Teams:

1	Arizona (Pacific-10 Conference)2	Arizona State3	UCLA4	California5	Washington6	Southern California7	Pepperdine8	Stanford9	New Mexico (Mountain West Conference)10	New Mexico State (Sun Belt Conference)11	Idaho12	San Francisco13	San Jose State14	UC Irvine15	Denver16	Brigham Young17	Colorado State18	Washington State19	Campbell (Atlantic Sun Conference)20	Oral Roberts (Mid-Continent Conference)21	Northern Arizona (Big Sky Conference)

Individuals:

1	Erin Kerr, Colorado2	Sarah Walter, Portland3	Kathy Cho, Oregon]

East Regional
The East regional will be played May 9-11 at University Club, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, hosted by Louisiana State University. Conference automatic qualifiers are indicated in parenthesis next to the institution.

Teams:

1	Auburn2	Duke (Atlantic Coast Conference)3	Georgia4	Tennessee5	Vanderbilt6	Florida7	South Carolina (Southeastern Conference)8	Wake Forest9	Furman (Southern Conference)10	North Carolina11	LSU12	Tulane13	Mississippi State14	Memphis15	Texas A&M16	UCF17	Alabama18	South Florida19	North Carolina State20	Yale (Ivy Group)21	Jackson State (Southwestern Athletic Conference)

Individuals:

1	Katie Futcher, Penn State2	Camilla Hilland, Miami (Florida)3	Jessica Lewis, James Madison

Central Regional
The Central regional will be played May 9-11 at Forest Akers Golf Course, East Lansing, Michigan, hosted by Michigan State University. Conference automatic qualifiers are indicated in parenthesis next to the institution.

Teams:

1	Oklahoma State (Big 12 Conference)2	Tulsa (Western Athletic Conference)3	Texas4	Ohio State (Big Ten Conference)5	Michigan6	Michigan State7	Purdue8	Oklahoma9	TCU (Conference USA)10	Baylor11	Kent State (Mid-American Conference)12	Indiana13	Northwestern14	Florida State15	Illinois16	Nebraska17	Wisconsin18	Kansas State19	North Carolina-Wilmington (Big South Conference)20	Bradley (Missouri Valley Conference)21	St. Francis (New York) (Northeast Conference)

Individuals:

1	Randi Gauthier, North Texas2	Elin Ohlsson, Missouri3	Alison Hiller, Southern Illinois
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