Cowgirls headed to Albuquerque Regional

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STILLWATER – The Oklahoma State women’s golf team will be the No. 5 seed at the NCAA Albuquerque Regional, which takes place May 8-10 at the University of New Mexico Championship Course.

OSU brought home hardware on its last trip to this golf course back in September. The Cowgirls ran away from eight other top-30 squads to win the Branch Law Firm/Dick McGuire Invitational held at the UNM Championship Course with a 20-under 844 – the second-best 54-hole score in program history.

This will be OSU’s 25th consecutive NCAA Regional appearance, which is every year since the inception of the regional format in 1993. The Cowgirls will look to advance to the NCAA Championships for the 22nd time in program history, and for the second straight season.

Thirteen of the nation’s top 50 squads are in the Albuquerque Regional field, including No. 1 Stanford, No. 6 Southern California and No. 9 Duke. Anchored by WGCA All-American Linnea Johansson and two-time Big 12 individual champion Kenzie Neisen, the Cowgirls are currently ranked No. 17.

The low six teams and the low three individuals not on those teams at each of the four NCAA Regional sites (for a total of 24 teams and 12 individuals) advance to the national championships, May 19-24, 2017, hosted by Northern Illinois University at Rich Harvest Farms, in Sugar Grove, Illinois.

The three other regional sites were; Scarlet Course/OSU Golf Course, in Columbus, Ohio, hosted by The Ohio State University; The Rawls Course, in Lubbock, Texas, hosted by Texas Tech University; and the University of Georgia Golf Course, in Athens, Georgia, hosted by the University of Georgia.

This year’s women’s championships will be broadcast for the third consecutive year by Golf Channel with more than 100 news and tournament hours planned again for the men’s and women’s golf championships.

NCAA Albuquerque Regional
Host: University of New Mexico
Dates: May 8-10
Course: UNM Championship Course
Fairway: Blue and Rye
Greens: Bent and Poa Annua
Year Built: 1967
Altitude: 5300 ft.

 

The Field (Golfstat Ranking)
1. Stanford (1)
2. Southern California (6)
3. Duke (9)
4. Miami (16)
5. Oklahoma State (17)
6. North Carolina State (24)
7. California (26)
8. Illinois (32)
9. Pepperdine (36)
10. Washington (40)
11. SMU (41)
12. Campbell (48)
13. Denver (49)
14. New Mexico State (57)
15. Cal Poly (86)
16. Sacramento State (99)
17. Houston Baptist (139)
18. Texas Southern

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