Field Announced for NCAA Women's Golf West Regional

May 1, 2006

SEATTLE - The NCAA Division I Women's Golf Committee has announced the teams and individuals selected to participate in the 2006 NCAA Division I Women's Golf Regionals. Washington will serve as the host school for the West Regional to be held at Washington National Golf Club in Auburn, Wash. May 11-13. Texas A&M will host the Central Regional at The Traditions Golf Course in College Station, Texas, and Wake Forest will host the East Regional at the Bryan Park Golf Course in Bryan Park, N.C.

A total of 324 participants have been selected for the regional competition. Of these players, 126 will advance to the championships finals. Eight teams and two individuals will advance from each region. The championship finals will be hosted by Ohio State University at the Scarlet Course in Columbus, Ohio, May 23-26.

The 2006 NCAA Women's Golf West Regional is free and open to the public. Parking is available at Washington National Golf Club and in designated areas along the streets adjacent to the golf course.

The Field
A total of 21 teams and three individuals from across the country have qualified for the 2006 NCAA West Regional. In order of seeding, the field includes: 1. UCLA, 2. Georgia, 3. Purdue, 4. Arkansas, 5. UNLV, 6. Arizona, 7. Stanford, 8. New Mexico, 9. Washington, 10. Long Beach State, 11. Brigham Young, 12. UC Irvine, 13. San Jose State, 14. Denver, 15. Oregon State, 16. Washington State, 17. New Mexico State, 18. Georgia State, 19. Oral Roberts, 20. Bradley and 21. Montana. Individual qualifiers are Jessica Potter of San Francisco, Renee Skidmore of Idaho, and Chelsea Benton of Colorado State.

Fifty-four holes of stroke play golf over three days of competition shall decide the team and individual champions. The tournament features 18 holes of play on each date starting at 8:30 a.m. PT. The final group tees off at 2:20 p.m.. Participants will play in threesomes during the competition.

Teams participating in the NCAA regionals shall consist of a maximum of five players (with four scores counting each day toward the team total). First and second round team pairings are determined by seeding. Following the second round of competition, team scores shall determine the pairings. Split tees (#1 and #10) will be used during each round.

Team and individual ties shall be broken in accordance with NCAA rules.

Live scoring of the NCAA West Regional Championship will be available at Results will also be available on Washington's official athletic website:

Noting the Teams
The 2006 NCAA West Regional features 16 teams ranked in the top-50 in this week's Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index. That list includes: No. 2 UCLA, No. 5 Georgia, No. 8 Purdue, No. 10 Arkansas, No. 15 UNLV, No. 19 Arizona, No. 20 Stanford, No. 23 New Mexico, No. 24 Washington, No. 28 BYU, No. 29 UC Irvine, No. 31 Long Beach State, No. 41 San Jose State, No. 42 Washington State, No. 47 Oregon State and No. 50 Denver. Seven of the teams at the West Regional will be attempting to return to the NCAA Championships. Last year's qualifiers included Arkansas, Brigham Young, Purdue, Stanford, UC Irvine, UCLA, and Washington.

Central Regional Field at The Traditions Golf Course in College Station, Texas.
1. Arizona State, 2. Auburn, 3. Tennessee, 4. Wake Forest, 5. California, 6. Vanderbilt, 7. Virginia, 8. South Carolina, 9. LSU, 10. Florida State, 11. Alabama, 12. North Carolina State, 13. Augusta State, 14. Maryland, 15. Furman, 16. North Carolina, 17. Mississippi State, 18. Campbell, 19. College of Charleston, 20. East Carolina and 21. Yale.

East Regional Field at the Bryan Park Golf Course in Bryan Park, N.C.
1. Duke, 2. Southern California, 3. Pepperdine, 4. Texas A&M, 5. Florida, 6. Oklahoma State, 7. Kent State, 8. Ohio State, 9. Michigan State, 10. SMU, 11. TCU, 12. Missouri, 13. Baylor, 14. Tulsa, 15. Nebraska, 16. Northwestern, 17. Texas, 18. Birmingham-Southern, 19. Jacksonville State, 20. Jackson State and 21. St. Francis.

The Course
Washington National Golf Club opened in August of 2000. Under a sponsorship agreement between Washington National and the University, it is the official home for the Washington men's and women's golf teams. For the NCAA West Regional, Washington National will play as a par-72 at 6,289 yards.

Washington National has a distinctive collegiate feel. The five sets of tees are named Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior and Husky. Golf carts are named for notable personalities in Washington's athletic history. There is also a golf cart designed with the colors and logos of each Pac-10 institution. The flags of the 10 Pac-10 schools are flown outside of the course's Pavilion.

The course was selected for the site of the 2002 NCAA Division I Women's Golf Championships and the 2003 NCAA Division I Men's Golf West Regional, as well as the 2006 Women's West Regional.

Spectators must remain on the cart paths or in the rough and approximately 15 yards from the players at all times (including practice areas). There may be no communication between players and spectators that could be deemed advice of any nature for the duration of the 18 holes. All institutional personnel, with the exception of the designated coach, are considered spectators. Ringers on electronic devices must be turned off. Spectators must refrain from smoking near the players. Carts will not be provided for spectators.

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