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2022 NCAA Division I Women's Golf Regional fields selected

April 27, 2022

The Ole Miss Rebels pose with the trophy after winning the NCAA Women's Golf Championship at the Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale last May.

Justin Tafoya

Stanford, Oregon, South Carolina, Wake Forest, San Jose State and Oklahoma State each earned No. 1 seeds as the NCAA Division I Women’s Golf Committee announced its selection of 72 teams and 36 individuals to participate in the 2022 NCAA Women’s Regionals, May 9-11.

Twelve SEC schools earned spots into the Regional fields, the most of any conference, followed by 10 from the ACC and nine from the Pac-12. The Big 12 has seven schools in the postseason and the Big Ten has six.

For the first time, there will be six Women’s Regional tournaments, each scheduled for 54 holes, an increase from four in previous years. The NCAA Women’s Golf Committee made the decision to expand the number of regionals in November in order to help make it easier to complete play each day in the event of bad weather. Last May, the NCAA canceled the Women’s Regional scheduled for The University Club in Baton Rouge, La., without players ever hitting a shot after several days of rain soaked LSU’s home course. The controversial decision meant the top six seeded schools advanced to the NCAA Championship and the rest had their seasons frustratingly cut short.

Each regional will now have 12 teams instead of 18 and six individuals, with the top four teams and two individuals advancing to the 2022 NCAA Women’s Championship at Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale, May 20-25.

For the seventh time, the national championship will include a stroke-play segment to determine the individual champion (72 holes) and whittle the field down to eight schools who then compete in a head-to-head match-play bracket to determine a team champion. Twenty-four different programs have advanced to match play since the format was adopted in 2015, with Stanford being the lone school that has reached match play all six times while USC and Duke have reached five times.

Ole Miss is the defending NCAA champions, after knocking off Oklahoma State in the finals last May at Grayhawk G.C. The Rebels were the first SEC school to win the title since the move to incorporate match play.

TALLAHASSEE REGIONAL

Seminole Legacy Golf Club, Tallahassee, Fla.

Teams (listed by seed; conference champs in parenthesis)
South Carolina
UCLA
Florida State
Ole Miss
Illinois
Mississippi State
Miami (Fla.)
Denver (Summit)
North Florida (Atlantic Sun)
College of Charleston (Colonial Athletic Association)
Georgia Southern (Sun Belt)
Quinnipiac (MACC)

Individuals
Letizia Bagnoli, Florida Atlantic (Conference USA)
Melanie Green, South Florida
Olivia Schmidt, Arkansas State
Berta Sanchez Sabe, Jacksonville State
Alizee Vidal, Kennesaw State (Atlantic Sun)
Victoria Schroedl, Fairleigh Dickinson (Northeast)

STILLWATER REGIONAL

Karsten Creek Golf Club, Stillwater, Okla.

Teams (listed by seed; conference champs in parenthesis)
Oklahoma State
Arizona State
Baylor
Auburn
Michigan State
Clemson
Campbell (Big South)
Furman (Southern)
North Carolina State
California
Tulane (AAC)
Illinois State (Missouri Valley)

Individuals
Lilly Thomas, Tulsa
Kiana Oshiro, Oral Roberts
Sarah Bell, Oral Roberts
Ellen Nicholas, Incarnate Word (Southland)
Kennedy Pedigo, SMU (AAC)
Kristen Giles, Drake (Missouri Valley)

ANN ARBOR REGIONAL

University of Michigan Golf Club, Ann Arbor, Mich.

Teams (listed by seed; conference champs in parenthesis)
San Jose State (Mountain West Conference)
Virginia
Michigan (Big Ten Conference)
Arkansas
UCF
Virginia Tech
North Carolina
Washington
Ohio State
Pepperdine
Xavier (Big East)
Oakland (Horizon League)

Individuals
Jana Melichova, ODU
Aine Donegan, Indiana
Chloe Schiavone, Notre Dame
Ragnhildur Kristinsdottir, Eastern Kentucky
Jasmine Ly, Northern Illinois (MAC)
Katherine Lemke, Creighton (Big East)

ALBUQUERQUE REGIONAL

The Championship Course at UNM, Albuquerque, N.M.

Teams (listed by seed; conference champs in parenthesis)
Oregon (Pac-12)
Florida
Texas (Big 12)
Arizona
Georgia
TCU
Louisville
North Texas (Conference USA)
Oklahoma
Sam Houston State
Northern Arizona (Big Sky)
New Mexico State (WAC)

Individuals
Patricie Mackova, Maryland
Sara Kjellker, San Diego State
Bernice Olivarez Ilas, San Diego State
Napat Lertsadwattana, New Mexico
Lauren Lehigh, New Mexico
Pluem Yongyuan, So. Utah

FRANKLIN REGIONAL

Vanderbilt Legends Club, Franklin, Tenn.

Teams (listed by seed; conference champs in parenthesis)
Wake Forest (ACC)
Alabama
Texas A&M
Duke
Oregon State
Vanderbilt
BYU
Kent State (MAC)
UTSA
Augusta (Southland)
Boston University (Patriot League)
Austin Peay (Ohio Valley)

Individuals
Sera Hasegawa, ETSU
Mikayla Bardwell, Tennessee
Tara Bettle, UNCG
Dorota Zalewska, Chattanooga (Southern)
Hollie Muse, ETSU
Payton Carter, Murray State (Ohio Valley)

STANFORD REGIONAL

Stanford Golf Club, Stanford, Calif.

Teams (listed by seed; conference champs in parenthesis)
Stanford
Southern California
LSU (SEC)
Texas Tech
Kentucky
Iowa State
Northwestern
Purdue
UNLV
Cal Poly (Big West
Princeton (Ivy)
Sacred Heart (Northeast)

Individuals
Riana Mission, San Francisco
Jennifer Koga, Sacramento State
Kirsten Baete, Nebraska
Victoria Gailey, Nevada
Leah John, Nevada
Siripatsorn Patchana, Grand Canyon (WAC)