No. 7 Women's Golf Awaits NCAA Regional Fate
TEMPE, Ariz. - Sun Devil Women's Golf gets ready to learn their NCAA Regional fate, with the selections taking place on Wednesday.
GOLF Channel will air the 2022 NCAA Women's Golf Regional Selection Show live tomorrow at 1 PM MST, when it will be determined which of the six NCAA Regional sites the Sun Devils will be sent to. Head Coach Missy Farr-Kaye's team has put themselves in a great position, currently ranked No. 7 in both the Golfstat and Golfweek/Sagarin polls entering the postseason. This should lead to a favorable seed, as the Top-12 teams in the nation earn No. 1 or No. 2 seeds at their site.
"I am very pleased with the way the team came together this Spring," Coach Farr-Kaye observed. "They continue to improve and we are excited for the challenge of the new regional format."
NCAA REGIONAL BREAKDOWN
For the first time in the 29-year history of the NCAA Regional format, it has been split into six sites instead of the typical four sites. This means that 12 teams will be selected to compete at each of the six sites, with the top four from each regional advancing to the NCAA Championship. Arizona State could be sent to any of the following sites, which will all take place May 9-11.
|Stanford Golf Course (Stanford, CA)||Stanford|
|Vanderbilt Legends Club (Franklin, TN)||Vanderbilt|
|The Championship Course at UNM (Albuquerque, NM)||New Mexico|
|University of Michigan Golf Course (Ann Arbor, MI)||Michigan|
|Karsten Creek Golf Club (Stillwater, OK)||Oklahoma State|
|Seminole Legacy Golf Club (Tallahassee, FL)||Florida State|
The regional selections will air live on GOLF Channel during their NCAA Women's Golf Selection Show on Wednesday at 1 PM MST.
HISTORY AT NCAA REGIONALS
ASU has qualified for an NCAA Regional in 28 consecutive years. The program has claimed or shared a total of five Regional team championships, with the last coming during their National Championship run in 2017. The Sun Devils advanced to the NCAA Championship last year by virtue of their second-place finish at the Columbus Regional. This year, they will have to finish in the top-four instead of the usual top-6, with the regional format changing to six sites (top-four teams from each site).
FULL POSTSEASON SCHEDULE
REGIONAL SITES (May 9-11)
Albuquerque, New Mexico – UNM Championship Course (host – New Mexico)
Ann Arbor, Michigan – U-M Golf Course (host: Michigan)
Stillwater, Oklahoma – Karsten Creek Golf Club (host: Oklahoma State)
Tallahassee, Florida – Seminole Legacy Golf Club (host: Florida State)
Stanford, California – Stanford Golf Course (host: Stanford)
Franklin, Tennessee - Vanderbilt Legends Club (host: Vanderbilt)
WOMEN'S CHAMPIONSHIPS (May 20-25)
Friday, May 20
First-round of stroke play competition
Saturday, May 21
Second-round of stroke play competition
Sunday, May 22
Third-round of stroke play competition
(Top 15 teams and 9 individuals not on an advancing team are determined)
Monday, May 23
Tee times begin for final round of stroke play competition
Following play - Individual awards ceremony (runner-up followed by medalist)
Quarterfinal match play pairings determined
Tuesday, May 24
Quarterfinal - Match #1 and #2 begin (1st and 10th tees)
Quarterfinal - Match #3 and #4 begin (1st and 10th tees)
Semifinal - Match #5 begins (winners of match #1 and #2)
Semifinal - Match #6 begins (winners of match #3 and #4)
Championship match play pairings determined
Wednesday, May 25
NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP AT GRAYHAWK
The top four teams and top two individuals (not on an advancing team) will advance from each regional site to the championships, which will be held for the second straight year at Grayhawk Golf Club (Raptor Course) in Scottsdale, Arizona, from May 20-25. This is the first time a university and golf course will host the championships for multiple seasons.
HOW TO FOLLOW
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