Women's Golf Earns #4 Seed at East Regional
MALIBU, Calif. - Next week, the Pepperdine women's golf team will make the first of what they hope will be two trips to North Carolina as the Waves learned today that they have been placed in the NCAA East Regional in Greenville, N.C., as the #4 seed.
East Carolina University is the host of the NCAA East Regional, which will be held at Ironwood Country Club from May 6-8. The top eight teams at each regional will advance to the NCAA Championships, which are set for May 18-21 at the Country Club of Landfall in Wilmington, N.C.
Twenty-four teams will compete at the NCAA East Regional. In order of seeding, they are: Duke, Auburn, Wake Forest, Pepperdine, Vanderbilt, Tennessee, Florida, TCU, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tulane, Chattanooga, Washington, Texas Tech, Georgia State, Campbell, East Tennessee State, Furman, Coastal Carolina, East Carolina, College of Charleston, Stetson, Charleston Southern and Farleigh Dickinson.
Pepperdine is making its 12th consecutive appearance in an NCAA Regional. This is the third time the Waves have been sent to the East Regional (eighth place in 2001 and fourth place in 2005). Pepperdine has advanced to the NCAA Championships nine times and has finished in the nation's top 10 on eight occasions, including last season, when the Waves placed ninth.
The Waves are currently ranked #9 by Golfweek/Sagarin, #10 by Golf World/NGCA and #11 by Golfstat. Pepperdine began the season by winning the Golfweek Conference Challenge and the Dick McGuire Invitational, and last week won its ninth consecutive West Coast Conference championship. Sophomore Lisa McCloskey (Montgomery, Texas/Montgomery HS) was the medalist at the WCC Championships and the Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge. Freshman Danielle Kang (Thousand Oaks, Calif./Westlake HS) was victorious at the Bruin Wave Invitational.
The West Regional is at Stanford Golf Course in Palo Alto, Calif., where UCLA is the top seed, and the Central Regional is at Otter Creek Golf Course in Columbus, Ind., where Arizona State is the #1 seed.