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NCAA fills out women's D-I regional fields

By Ryan Herrington

Defending NCAA champion Alabama, Pac-12 champion USC and ACC champion Duke earned the three top seeds when the NCAA Division I women's golf committee announced the 72 teams and 18 individuals to play in the three regional tournaments May 9-11.

The top eight teams from each regional, and the two individuals with the lowest scores not on those teams, advance to the NCAA Championship at the University of Georgia GC in Athens, Ga., May 21-24.


*Auburn University Club, Auburn, Ala.

Teams by seed

Alabama, Arkansas, UCLA, North Carolina, Virginia, Oklahoma State, Tulane, Texas, Notre Dame, Northwestern, Tennessee, Kentucky, Texas State, Auburn, UCF, Penn State, East Carolina, Florida International, Mississippi, East Tennessee State, Chattanooga, James Madison, Eastern Kentucky, Alabama State


Natalie Wille, Augusta State; Kelly Shon, Princeton; Casey Kennedy, Augusta State; Isabel Southard, Boston College; Shu-Yin Liu, Tulsa; Kristina Merkle, Tulsa


*Jimmie Austin OU GC, Norman, Okla.

__Teams by seed

__Duke, Oklahoma, Florida, Washington, Arizona State, UC Davis, Texas Tech, N.C. State,

Michigan State, Iowa State, SMU, Campbell, Coastal Carolina, Wake Forest, TCU, Gonzaga, Indiana, UT-San Antonio, Mississippi State, Wisconsin, Lamar, Illinois State, Detroit, Butler


__Fanny Cnops, UNC Greensboro; Lori Beth Adams, UNC Wilmington; Emma Henrikson, San Diego State; Julia Roth, Central Arkansas; Paige Spiranic, San Diego State; Christine Wong, San Diego State


*Stanford GC, Stanford, Calif.

__Teams by seed

__USC, Arizona, Vanderbilt, Purdue, Stanford, Georgia, Baylor, Texas A&M, Pepperdine, LSU, Denver, South Carolina, Ohio State, Oregon, UNLV, California, Florida State, Miami (Fla.), San Jose State, Harvard, Kent State, Northern Arizona, North Dakota State, LIU-Brooklyn


__Laura Wearn, Furman; Jennifer Coleman, Colorado; Sammi Stevens, New Mexico; A Ram Choi, Portland State; Luciane Lee, UC Irvine; Michelle Park, UC Irvine