Women's golf: NMSU to play in ABQ Regional

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Wake Forest's women's golf team, which has struggled with injuries and attrition this spring, is headed to the Division I women's regionals and is the sixth seed in Athens, Ga. The No. 12 Gamecocks, who received the three seed in their regional, joined the 72-team field that was divided among four sites.

The national championships will be May 19-24 at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove, Ill., hosted by Northern Illinois University.

The Augusta University women's golf team will make its fourth-straight appearance in the NCAA Tournament, after earning an at-large bid to the NCAA Athens Regional. SEC champion Florida is the top seed in the regional.

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Also in the Albuquerque field are USC, Duke, Miami, Oklahoma State, North Carolina State, Cal, Illinois, Pepperdine, Washington, SMU, Campbell, Denver, New Mexico State, Cal Poly, Sacramento State, Houston Baptist and Texas Southern.

"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.

Powers, the Spartans' assistant coach, was a part of Slobodnik-Stoll's 2013 team that placed ninth at the NCAA Championships at the UGA Golf Course.

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Teams will play 54 holes during three days of play on the par-72, 6,593-yard Rawls Course. She said a awful fall season was hard to overcome in the rankings until key players healed from injuries in the winter and freshman Allyson Geer (Brighton) joined the team in January. "I'm excited for our players and the Auburn Family". The regional selections were announced on Golf Channel and streamed live on the Golf Channel website on Thursday, April 27 at 11:00 a.m. Each of four regionals being played from May 8-10 features 18 teams and an additional six individuals. The Blue Devils have won a total of six NCAA Championships over the last 18 years --1999, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2014.

Van Dievoet is on pace to break the single-season scoring record with her 73.04 per round mark. "She has been playing on a new level this year and worked hard to earn that first seed position as an individual". Of these players, 132 will advance to the championship finals.

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