Cowgirls head to Stanford Regional, Tulsa to Baton Rouge, Sooners to Columbus

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STILLWATER – The road to the NCAA Championships will go through California for the Oklahoma State women’s golf team. The Cowgirls earned the No. 2 seed at the Stanford Regional, which will take place May 10-12 at Stanford Golf Course.

OSU is making its 27th NCAA Regional appearance and the first under head coach Greg Robertson. The Cowgirls are looking to advance to the NCAA Championships for the 22nd time in program history, and for the first time since 2016.

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) will advance to the NCAA National Championship in Scottsdale, Arizona on May 21-26.

OSU finished their regular season with five team titles in addition to five individual titles. The 2021 Big 12 Champions were listed at No. 4 in GolfWeek’s national spring rankings prior to the NCAA Regional selection announcement.

The Cowgirls have a rich history at the Stanford Golf Course over the years. Oklahoma State finished third at the 1982 and 1989 NCAA Championships held on that course, and OSU won the 1988 Stanford Intercollegiate. In fact, the lowest round in school history was carded at Stanford – a 64 by Amy Ruengmateekhun in 2011.

Oklahoma State earned the highest seed of the seven Big 12 teams selected. Baylor earned a No. 3 seed, Texas was at No. 4, Texas Tech was a 6-seed, Iowa State and Oklahoma are No. 9 seeds and TCU will play on the No. 7 line.

This year’s other NCAA Regional sites include Baton Rouge, Louisiana (University Club), Columbus, Ohio (OSU Golf Club), Louisville, Kentucky (University of Louisville Golf Club) and Stanford, California (Stanford Golf Club).

2021 Stanford Regional (May 10-12 / Stanford Golf Course)

  1. Wake Forest
  2. Oklahoma State
  3. Southern California
  4. Virginia Tech
  5. Stanford
  6. Arizona
  7. Florida
  8. Northwestern
  9. Iowa State
  10. Denver
  11. TCU
  12. San Diego State
  13. Pepperdine
  14. San Jose State
  15. New Mexico State
  16. Cal Poly
  17. Sacramento State
  18. Navy

Tulsa is No. 13 seed in Baton Rouge

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. –– The University of Tulsa women’s golf team was selected Wednesday to play in the Baton Rouge Regional, May 10-12, for an opportunity to advance to the NCAA Division I Women’s Golf Championship.

The Baton Rouge Regional will be played at the University Club.

Tulsa comes in as the No. 13 seed after winning the American Athletic Conference Championship. Host LSU is the No. 1 seed followed by Ole Miss, Baylor, Oregon, Maryland, Alabama, Oregon State, Houston, Miami (Fla.) and North Texas rounding out the top 10 seeds.

The Golden Hurricane received the AAC’s automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament by winning The American title last week with a three-shot victory over two-time defending champion Houston. The Hurricane led from start to finish with rounds of 293-301-294 for a total score of 888.

In addition to the AAC championship, Tulsa also won titles this season at the Texas State Invitational and the Rebel Beach Intercollegiate.

Since regional play was instituted in 1993, the Tulsa women’s golf program will be making regional competition for the 18th time this year. It’s Tulsa’s first regional appearance since the 2011-12 season. Tulsa golf has a tremendous tradition as Hurricane teams have won four national championships, including the 1980 and 1982 AIAW titles and the 1982 and 1988 NCAA championships. Tulsa has also placed as the runners-up in another five national championships.

A total of four regional sites includes 18 teams and six individuals competing, with the top six teams (24 teams total) and the low three individuals (12 individuals total) not on an advancing team from each regional site advancing the national championships at the Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale, Ariz., May 21-26.

Other regional sites include The Ohio State University Golf Club – Scarlet Course in Columbus, Ohio, hosted by Ohio State; University of Louisville Golf Club in Simpsonville, Ky., hosted by Louisville; and Stanford Golf Course in Stanford, Calif., hosted by Stanford.

Baton Rouge Regional Site

The Baton Rouge regional will be played at the University Club in Baton Rouge, La. and will be hosted by LSU. Conference automatic qualifiers are indicated in parenthesis next to the institution.

Teams:

  1. LSU
  2. Ole Miss
  3. Baylor
  4. Oregon
  5. Maryland
  6. Alabama
  7. Oregon State
  8. Houston
  9. Miami (Florida)
  10. North Texas (Conference USA)
  11. Purdue
  12. Mississippi State
  13. Tulsa (American Athletic Conference)
  14. Sam Houston State (Southland Conference)
  15. Kennesaw State (Atlantic Sun Conference)
  16. East Tennessee State (Southern Conference)
  17. Jacksonville State (Ohio Valley Conference)
  18. Quinnipiac (Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference)

Individuals:

  1. Teresa Toscano – South Dakota State (The Summit League)
  2. Courtney Dow – Texas A&M
  3. Justine Fournand – Florida Atlantic
  4. Julie Hovland – South Alabama
  5. Malak Bouraeda – Colorado
  6. Dorthea Forbrigd – East Carolina (American Athletic Conference)

Sooners are ninth seed at Ohio State

The Oklahoma women’s golf team has been selected to compete in the NCAA Columbus Regional, set for May 10-12, it was announced during the NCAA Selection Show on Wednesday. The Sooners are the No. 9 seed at the regional, which will be played at the Ohio State University Golf Club with Duke as the No. 1 seed.

It’s the Sooners’ fourth consecutive regionals appearance and ninth in 11 postseasons under head coach Veronique Drouin-Luttrell.

“We are so grateful to play in the Columbus Regional this season,” Drouin-Luttrell said. “We’ve had a solid year so far and can’t wait to see what’s next for us as a team. The regional tournament is another chapter in our book, and we’re ready to compete.”

The Sooners are playing their best golf of the season, fresh off a fourth-place finish at the Big 12 Championship and tallying a top-five placement at every event this season other than one.

“Being able to continue to play in May is always our goal, and after everything was stopped last year, it made us hungry to get back and push each other,” the 12th-year head coach said. “We’ve got one of the top-scoring averages in the nation and know we can compete with anyone out there, and we look forward to the opportunity.”

Oklahoma has rewritten the record book under Drouin-Luttrell, setting the top 12 scoring averages in program history since she arrived in 2009. This year’s Sooner squad is highlighted by juniors Hannah Screen and Mikhaela Fortuna and owns the second-lowest team average in OU history.

The Sooners have advanced from the regional into the NCAA Championship four times since 2009, anchored by three top-10 national finishes from 2012-2014.

In its most recent regional appearance, Oklahoma hosted at Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club as current senior Kaitlin Milligan finished in a tie for first.

The regional opens play on May 12 and will be contested over 54 holes, with the top six squads advancing to the NCAA Championship.

Columbus Regional Site

The Columbus regional will be played at The Ohio State University Golf Club – Scarlet Course in Columbus, Ohio and will be hosted by Ohio State. Conference automatic qualifiers are indicated in parenthesis next to the institution.

Teams:

  1. Duke (Atlantic Coast Conference)
  2. Arizona State
  3. Virginia
  4. Kent State (Mid-American Conference)
  5. Georgia
  6. Vanderbilt
  7. Michigan
  8. Clemson
  9. Oklahoma
  10. Kentucky
  11. Illinois
  12. New Mexico (Mountain West Conference)
  13. Nebraska
  14. Washington
  15. Coastal Carolina (Sun Belt Conference)
  16. Campbell (Big South Conference)
  17. Youngstown State (Horizon League)
  18. Evansville (Missouri Valley Conference)

Individuals:

  1. Leah Onosato – Old Dominion
  2. Monika Hartl – NC State
  3. Nicole Adam – North Carolina
  4. Samantha Vodry – High Point
  5. Rory Weinfurther – Richmond (Patriot League)
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