Women's Golf Embarks On NCAA East Regional At Penn State
Demon Deacons looking for a second-straight trip to the NCAA Championships
Sophomore Olafia Kristinsdottir finished runner-up at the ACC Championships last month.
May 8, 2012
NCAA East Regional
Penn State Blue Course
May 10-12, 2012
Thursday, Friday & Saturday: Tee times off the 1st and 10th tees begin at 7:30 a.m.
Field (Golfstat Rank):
Alabama (2), Arizona State (5), Duke (8), Texas A&M (12), Florida (15), Arizona (18), Oklahoma State(20), South Carolina (25), Michigan State (24), Washington (29), Texas (32), Tulane (35), Central Florida (38), Wake Forest (42), Northwestern (44), San Diego State (47), Kent State (50), Maryland (54), Augusta State (56), Campbell (58), Chattanooga (73), Oral Roberts (103), Jacksonville State (114), LIU Brooklyn (NA).
Golfstat - http://www.golfstatresults.com/public/index.cfm?tournament_id=3454
Wake Forest has qualified for and has been selected to the NCAA Regionals every year since the NCAA switched to the regional format in 1993.
This will be the Demon Deacons 17th trip to the East Regional in addition to three trips to the Central Regional.
Out of the Demon Deacons' 19 previous appearances at the NCAA Regionals, Wake has advanced on to the NCAA Championships 13 times, including five out of the last six seasons.
Wake Forest won the East Regional in both 1994 and 1995, for its only two regional victories. In both tournaments, the Demon Deacons overcame three-shot deficits on the final day.
The 1994 regional was played in East Lansing, Mich., on the campus of Michigan State. The Deacs used a final round 304 to overtake fellow ACC-rival Duke by five strokes. Stephanie Neill followed her second-place showing at the ACC Championships two weeks earlier with another runner-up finish after rounds of 70-75-74.
In 1995, The Demon Deacons again came from three shots down entering the final round to win its second-straight regional title. Wake carded a final round 297, which was the lowest round of the day. The Deacs were led by Stephanie Neill, who finished third overall with a three-day total of 216.
The Deacons will be looking to qualify for their 11th NCAA Championship in the last 15 years.
Wake Forest Notes:
The Demon Deacons are coming off a 3rd place finish at the ACC Championship last month.
Sophomore Olafia Kristinsdottir fired a career-low 3-under 68 in the final round of the ACC Championship to finish in a tie for second at 3-over par.
That was Kristindottir's second-straight top-10 finish and just the third of her career.
Freshman Marissa Dodd each posted a career-best finish at the Bryan National last month, as she tied for ninth at 5-over par.
At the Liz Murphey Collegiate, Allison Emrey shot her two lowest rounds of the season, an opening 73 and a closing 72, to finish tied for 23rd at 5-over par.
Senior Cheyenne Woods is currently leading the team with a season average of 73.6.
Woods has a chance to break her own single-season scoring record of 73.47 with a good finish to the season.
Earlier this month, Woods was named to the All-ACC Team for the third-straight season.