BYU women's golf receives invitation to NCAA Regionals

Caroline Nistrup Gets NCAA Regional Golf Bid

For the 19th consecutive season the Western Washington University men's golf team has been selected to participate in regional competition of the 2017 NCAA Division II Men's Golf Championships. "With her selection, this makes 15 years in a row we have had the team (11) and/or an individual (four) represent our program in the NCAA Women's Golf Championship".

The Wildcats will be the No. 3 seed in the Athens, Ga., region of the NCAA golf tournament, and the Illini are seeded eighth in Albuquerque, N.M. The regionals will be played May 8-10.

SC women's golf earned its 19th-straight NCAA postseason berth Thursday after being selected to the Columbus Regional.

"The most important thing is to qualify for the final", USC 21st-year head coach Andrea Gaston said, something her Trojans have done 19 years in a row.

UCLA headlines the 18-team field as the top seed followed by Arizona State, Furman, Kent State, Texas, Oklahoma, BYU and San Diego State.

The Vikings have now advanced to the NCAA II Championships every season dating back to the school's first year competing at the NCAA level in 1999.




The tournaments will be played at NIU's home golf course Rich Farms in Sugar Grove near Aurora.

The junior will be one of six individuals to compete in the regional along with 18 teams. The Gamecocks opened the year with runner-up honors at the 2017 FSU Match-Up, and they tied for fifth at this past weekend's 2017 SEC Championship.

The Lady Raiders placed third at the Big 12 Championship, the highest finish in team history, according to the release. She was the individual champion at the Golfweek Conference Challenge.

The team enters regional play with three victories and seven top five finishes on the season, highlighted by wins at the East Lake Cup, LSU Tiger Golf Classic and ACC Championship.

The SoCon Player of the Year led the entire conference with a 72.11 stroke average and she won two individual titles during her sophomore campaign - the River Landing Classic and The Brickyard Intercollegiate.

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