Women Of Troy No. 2 Seed In NCAA Championships Central Regional

May 1, 2006

The No. 6 USC women's golf team, behind 2006 Pac-10 Player of the Year Irene Cho, has been tabbed the No. 2 seed in the 2006 NCAA Women's Golf Championships Central Regional, the NCAA announced on Monday (May 1).

Three 21-team regional tournaments will be conducted May 11-13 to determine the final championship field, set for May 23-26 at the Ohio State Scarlet Course in Columbus, Ohio. Eight teams from each region will advance to the NCAA final.

The Women of Troy, winner of three tournaments this season and coming off a third-place finish at the 2006 Pac-10 Championships, will join top-ranked Duke, No. 7 Pepperdine, No. 12 Texas A&M, No. 16 Florida and No. 17 Oklahoma State, among others, at The Traditions at Texas A&M in College Station, Texas.

USC is seeking its second NCAA Championship. Under head coach Andrea Gaston, the Women of Troy won their first in 2003.

Last season, USC finished fourth at the NCAA Championships West Regional, three shots back of Tennessee and UCLA, to advance to the final.

Below are the fields for each region. Automatic qualifiers are listed with their respective conferences.

East Regional
The East regional will be played May 11-13 at the Bryan Park G.C., Bryan Park, N.C., hosted by Wake Forest.

Teams:
1. Arizona State
2. Auburn (Southeastern Conference)
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 (Atlantic Sun Conference)
19. College of Charleston (Southern Conference)
20. East Carolina (Conference USA)
21. Yale (Ivy Group)

Individuals:
1. Adrienne White, Louisville
2. Christina Jones, South Florida
3. Michelle Jarman, North Carolina-Wilmington

Central Regional
The Central regional will be played May 11-13 at The Traditions at Texas A&M, College Station, Texas, hosted by Texas A&M.

Teams:
1. Duke (Atlantic Coast Conference)
2. USC
3. Pepperdine
4. Texas A&M (Big 12 Conference)
5. Florida
6. Oklahoma State
7. Kent State (Mid-American Conference)
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 (Big South Conference)
19. Jacksonville State (Ohio Valley Conference)
20. Jackson State (Southwestern Athletic Conference)
21. St. Francis (Pennsylvania) (Northeast Conference)

Individuals:
1. Samantha Richdale, Illinois State
2. Amy Schmucker, Michigan
3. Amanda Costner, Kansas

West Regional
The West regional will be played May 11-13 at the Washington National Golf Club, Las Auburn, Wash., hosted by Washington.

Teams:
1. UCLA (Pacific-10 Conference)
2. Georgia
3. Purdue (Big Ten Conference)
4. Arkansas
5. UNLV (Mountain West Conference)
6. Arizona
7. Stanford
8. New Mexico
9. Washington
10. Long Beach State
11. Brigham Young
12. UC Irvine (Big West Conference)
13. San Jose State (Western Athletic Conference)
14. Denver (Sun Belt Conference)
15. Oregon State
16. Washington State
17. New Mexico State
18. Georgia State (Colonial Athletic Association)
19. Oral Roberts (Mid-Continent Conference)
20. Bradley (Missouri Valley Conference)
21. Montana (Big Sky Conference)

Individuals:
1. Jessica Potter, San Francisco
2. Renee Skidmore, Idaho
3. Chelsea Benton, Colorado State

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