News & Tours
April 30, 2007

NCAA women's selections on target

Top seeds are two-time defending NCAA champions Duke in the East, SEC champion Georgia in the Central and top-ranked Arizona State in the West. The top eight teams from every regional and top two individuals not on those teams advance to the NCAA Championship at LPGA International in Daytona Beach, Fla., May 22-25.

The highest rated team in the Golfstat rankings that didn’t get one of the 63 bids was No. 54 Princeton, upset by No. 146 Columbia in the Ivy League Championship. The lowest ranked team to get an at-large bid was No. 52 Nebraska, whose victory at the Mountain View Collegiate in late March appears to have been the boost the Cornhuskers needed to get in.

"That was a little bit stressful because we were one of the last three or four teams in the tournament field to have our names called," Nebraska women's coach Robin Krapfl said. "But we are in the tournament and now we plan to do our best to advance on to the next round. We have been playing some pretty good golf late in the season, and we are hoping to save our best for last."

Meanwhile, the bubble burst for some teams that have made a habit of advancing to the NCAA postseason. Most notable: Washington and Texas, which each had just one top-five showing in nine tournaments; Tulsa, whose best finish was sixth place in nine events under first-year coach Trelle McCombs.

Look for more analysis of the women's field, and a revisiting of pre-season predictions, in the coming days.

2007 NCAA WOMEN'S DIVISION I REGIONAL SELECTIONS

East Regional

University Club GC

Baton Rouge, La.

May 10-12

(Conference automatic bids in parenthesis)

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Central Regional__

Ann Arbor, Mich.

May 10-12

(Conference automatic bids in parenthesis)

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West Regional__

Entrada at Snow Canyon CC

St. George, Utah

May 10-12

(Conference automatic bids in parenthesis)

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