NCAA Women’s Golf Baton Rouge Regional Canceled
BATON ROUGE, La. — After three days of rain, extreme weather and poor course conditions at The University Club in Baton, Rouge, La., the NCAA made the decision Wednesday to cancel the NCAA Women's Golf Baton Rouge Regional.
Colorado junior Malak Bouraeda was selected as an individual to compete at the regional but due to the conditions the last three days (May 10-12) the tournament was to take place, she was never able to play a hole.
"Highly disappointing that play did not happen today," Colorado coach Anne Kelly said. "I'm sure it was a tough decision for the tournament committee. I feel very badly for Malak and I know she was extremely disappointed she couldn't compete this week. Her game is in a good place and I believe she had an excellent chance to move on to the NCAA championship. Life throws challenges at each one of us and Malak has handled this situation very well. I know she will use this experience as motivation for her and her teammates for next year!"
Statement from the NCAA
The Division I Women's Golf Committee, NCAA staff, and Games Committee in Baton Rouge have been in constant communication throughout the past several days as the course conditions have been evaluated. The University Club has taken on over seven inches of rain in the past couple of days and has been deemed not to be of championship-caliber, nor did the committee feel in its current condition that the course allows for a true championship experience. Please know that this set of circumstances and ultimately, this decision, is gut-wrenching for all involved.
Committee policy states that the committee if play cannot take place, advancement is determined by the original seeding of teams used for selection to the 2021 championships, with the top six teams and top three individuals, not on an advancing team, going to the national championships. Those teams and individuals are as follows:
• Advancing teams: LSU, Ole Miss, Baylor, Oregon, Maryland, Alabama
• Advancing individuals: Karen Fredgaard (Houston), Nataliya Guseva (Miami), Hanna Alberto (Sam Houston)