Rebels To Play in 15th Straight NCAA Regional|
April 27, 2017
Official NCAA Release
LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) - Fresh off its second consecutive Mountain West Championship, UNLV Women's Golf learned the destination for the program's 15th-straight NCAA Regional appearance, announced live on the Golf Channel Thursday morning. The Rebels will head to the Lubbock Regional to play at The Rawls Course, the home of the Texas Tech Men's and Women's Golf programs. UNLV is seeded 11th in the region.
"We are excited to play in Texas again," said head coach Amy Bush-Herzer. "We made three trips there earlier in the year so we are familiar with the travel and have played with a lot of the teams in our region this season. The team is feeling great and I'm looking forward to seeing them keep the momentum going from the conference championship."
The three-day 54-hole tournament will take place May 8-10. The Lubbock Regional will be played with a 72 par and at 6,593 yards at The Rawls Course, which was most recently named the No. 4 campus course in the country by Golfweek Magazine in September 2016. Lubbock is one of four regional sites around the country with each host site featuring 18 teams and six individual entrants. The six teams and three individuals not on those teams with the lowest scores from each regional will advance to the finals to make up the 24 qualifying teams and 12 individuals that will compete for the NCAA title. The three other sites are Albuquerque, N.M., Greenville, N.C. and Columbus, Ohio.
This marks the 15th year in a row the Rebels will compete in an NCAA Regional. The top seed in Lubbock is UCLA, who won the Pac-12 Championship this week.
The Scarlet & Gray captured its sixth conference title in program history and third overall under Bush-Herzer at the 2017 Mountain West Championship April 17-19 in Rancho Mirage, Calif. It was not only the first back-to-back titles under Bush-Herzer, it was also the first time the team had won consecutive league championships since they won three-straight from 2004-06. UNLV held off San Diego State to earn a three-shot win over the Aztecs after shooting a 4-over 868 over three days. Three Rebels finished in the top six, with sophomore Elizabeth Prior in a tie for fourth at 2-under followed by seniors Alexandra Kaui and Harley Dubsky in a tie for sixth after shooting even for the tournament.
The 2017 NCAA Division I Women's Golf Championship will be hosted by Northern Illinois University for the first time ever and is set for May 19-24 at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove, Ill. The format for the championships will consist of three days (54 holes) of stroke play for all participating teams, Friday through Sunday. The top 15 teams and nine individuals not on an advancing team will then compete in the final round on Monday and an individual champion will be determined.
After Monday, the top eight teams will advance to the match-play team championship. The team national champions will be determined by a match-play format consisting of quarterfinals and semifinals played on Tuesday, followed by the finals on Wednesday.
Below are the teams and individuals selected to participate in the Lubbock Regional. Teams winning automatic qualification are designated by their conferences in parenthesis.
NCAA LUBBOCK REGIONAL -- May 8-10
The Rawls Course – Lubbock, Texas
Hosted by Texas Tech
1. UCLA (Pac 12)
2. Arizona State
3. Furman (Southern)
4. Kent State (Mid-American)
5. Texas (Big 12)
8. San Diego State
9. Texas Tech
11. UNLV (Mountain West)
13. Iowa State
14. Oregon State
15. Murray State (Ohio Valley)
16. Georgetown (Big East)
17. Richmond (Patriot)
18. Sacred Heart (Northeast Conference)
1. Caroline Nistrup – Louisiana State University
2. Malene Krolboll Hansen – Coastal Carolina University
3. Lois Kaye Go – Boston College
4. Alivia Brown – Washington State University
5. Jakeishya Le – University of California, Riverside
6. Katrina Prendergast – Colorado State University