Illini Earn Second-Straight NCAA Regional Berth
April 30, 2012
INDIANAPOLIS - The NCAA Division I Women's Golf Committee announced Monday that the Illinois women's golf team has been selected to play in the NCAA West Regional Championships from May 10-12. The event will be held at the Colorado National Golf Club in Erie, Colo. This is the fourth NCAA regional appearance in school history and second consecutive invite for the Illini, who are coming off their best Big Ten finish since 2002 after placing fifth.
"We're excited to be heading out to Colorado," head coach Renee Slone said. "We've played in the Ptarmigan Ram Fall Classic the last two years in Colorado, and we've experienced some great success out there. We do not have any experience with this particular golf course, so this will be a new venue for us. The practice round will be a key element to our success. We're looking forward to it and are very excited to be heading out in that direction."
The postseason will consist of three regional tournaments, with 24 teams and six individuals that are not on those teams competing at each site. The low eight teams, and two individuals not on a qualifying team, will advance to the finals held on May 22-25 at Vanderbilt Legends Club in Franklin, Tenn. The East Regional will be held at Penn State, while the Central Regional will be played at Ohio State.
NCAA West Regional Championship Field