USC Selected No. 3 Seed In NCAA Central Regional
April 30, 2007
The No. 6 USC women's golf team, the 2003 NCAA champion and the 2006 runner-up, will get a chance to go after its second team title after being selected as the No. 3 seed in the 2007 NCAA Championships Central Regional.
The NCAA released the 63 teams that will make up the West, Central and East Regionals on Monday for the three-day event that runs May 10-12.
USC, which won the Central Regional last year at Texas A&M, will go for two in a row when it travels to Ann Arbor, Mich., to play at host-Michigan's University of Michigan G.C. It will mark the 16th consecutive NCAA appearance for USC, the last 10 under 11th-year head coach Andrea Gaston.
Eight teams plus two individuals will advance from each regional to the NCAA Championships final at the LPGA International Legends Course in Daytona Beach, Fla., May 22-25, hosted by the University of Central Florida and the Central Florida Sports Commission.
Below is information on each regional. Conference automatic qualifiers are indicated in parenthesis next to the institution.
The East regional will be played May 10-12 at the University Club Golf Course, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, hosted by LSU.
1. Duke (Atlantic Coast Conference)
5. Texas A&M (Big 12 Conference)
6. North Carolina
8. Wake Forest
9. South Carolina
11. Florida State
14. South Florida
15. North Carolina State
16. Birmingham-Southern (Big South Conference)
18. College of Charleston
19. Western Carolina (Southern Conference)
20. Jacksonville State (Ohio Valley Conference)
21. Jackson State (Southwestern Athletic Conference)
1. Araceli Felgueroso, Coastal Carolina
2. Lene Krog, East Carolina
3. Amanda Mathis, Mississippi State
The Central regional will be played May 10-12 at the University of Michigan Golf Course, Ann Arbor, Michigan, hosted by the University of Michigan.
1. Georgia (Southeastern Conference)
6. Michigan State (Big Ten Conference)
7. TCU (Mountain West Conference)
10. Kent State (Mid-American Conference)
11. Ohio State
18. North Carolina-Wilmington (Colonial Athletic Association)
19. Oral Roberts (Mid-Continent Conference)
20. Southern Illinois (Missouri Valley Conference)
21. St. Francis (Pennsylvania) (Northeast Conference)
1. Gerina Mendoza, UTEP
2. Sara Wikstrom, Arkansas-Little Rock
3. Noriko Nakazaki, Notre Dame
The West regional will be played May 10-12 at the Entrada at Snow Canyon Country Club, St. George, Utah, hosted by the Brigham Young University.
1. Arizona State (Pacific-10 Conference)
4. Oklahoma State
5. Brigham Young
7. Denver (Sun Belt Conference)
8. New Mexico
9. UC Irvine (Big West Conference)
10. San Jose State
12. San Francisco
15. Idaho (Western Athletic Conference)
16. Washington State
17. Campbell (Atlantic Sun Conference)
19. Memphis (Conference USA)
20. Sacramento State (Big Sky Conference)
21. Columbia-Barnard (Ivy Group)
1. Kay Hoey, Long Beach State
2. Jennifer Shipley, Fresno State
3. Lehua Wise, New Mexico State