INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - The NCAA Division I Women’s Golf Committee has announced the teams and individuals selected to participate in the 2011 NCAA Division I Women’s Golf Regionals and Harvard’s Bonnie Hu was among the 18 individual participants nationwide to be invited.
Hu, a freshman from Fremont, Calif., becomes Harvard’s first individual qualifier for the NCAA tournament. Hu will compete in the Central regional at Warren Golf Course in Notre Dame, Indiana. The University of Notre Dame will host.
Hu led Harvard this season with a 75.55 scoring average. She had six top-10 finishes as well as a medalist spot in a dual match against California on March 17. Against Cal, she had her second-best scoring round of the year with a 71 to finish -1. Her best round came in her first collegiate outing, a 70 as part of a fourth place finish at the Princeton Women’s Invitational back in September.
Three regional tournaments will be conducted May 5-7 to determine the championships field. Regional tournaments are considered preliminary rounds of NCAA championships competition, and all national championships policies apply.
A total of 378 participants have been selected for regional competition. Of these players, 126 will advance to the championships finals. Eight teams and two individuals will advance from each regional.
The championships finals will be held May 18-21 at the Traditions Club in Bryan, Texas and will be hosted by Texas A&M University, College Station.
The regional sites and the selected teams and individuals are listed below.
The East regional will be played at LPGA International in Daytona Beach, Florida and will be hosted by Stetson University and the Central Florida Sports Commission. Conference automatic qualifiers are indicated in parenthesis next to the institution.
4. Arizona State
5. Auburn (Southeastern Conference)
6. Michigan State (Big Ten Conference)
7. North Carolina (Atlantic Coast Conference)
10. Florida State
12. TCU (Mountain West Conference)
15. Texas Tech
17. Coastal Carolina (Big South Conference)
18. Augusta State
19. Yale (The Ivy League)
21. Stetson (Atlantic Sun Conference)
22. North Carolina-Wilmington (Colonial Athletic Association)
23. Fairleigh Dickinson (Northeast Conference)
24. Alabama State (Southwestern Athletic Conference)
1. Shena Yang, South Florida
2. Charlotte Lorentzen, Georgia State
3. Stefanie Kenoyer, Furman
4. Kelly Shon, Princeton
5. Maria Ronderos, Miami (Florida)
6. Leigh Whittaker, College of Charleston
The Central regional will be played at Warren Golf Course in Notre Dame, Indiana. The University of Notre Dame will host. Conference automatic qualifiers are indicated in parenthesis next to the institution.
5. Wake Forest
6. Texas (Big 12 Conference)
9. Notre Dame (Big East Conference)
10. Ohio State
11. Kent State (Mid-American Conference)
12. Chattanooga (Southern Conference)
16. Oklahoma State
17. North Texas
19. East Carolina
22. Morehead State (Ohio Valley Conference)
23. Illinois State (Missouri Valley Conference)
24. Butler (Horizon League)
1. Harin Lee, St. John’s (New York)
2. Lindsay Gahm, Indiana
3. Bonnie Hu, Harvard
4. Nina Muehl, East Tennessee State
5. Brittany Kelly, Ball State
6. Britney Hamilton, Western Michigan
The West regional will be played at the Washington National Golf Club in Auburn, Washington. The University of Washington will host. Conference automatic qualifiers are indicated in parenthesis next to
1. Southern California (Pacific-10 Conference)
7. Iowa State
8. UC Davis (Big West Conference)
9. Texas A&M
12. South Carolina
15. Denver (Sun Belt Conference)
16. San Diego State
17. Brigham Young
18. New Mexico
19. UTSA (Southland Conference)
20. Portland State (Big Sky Conference)
21. New Mexico State
22. San Jose State (Western Athletic Conference)
23. Oral Roberts (The Summit League)
24. UTEP (Conference USA)
1. Kayla Mortellaro, Idaho
2. Teo Poplawski, Idaho
3. Amy Anderson, North Dakota State
4. Brianna Espinoza, Colorado State
5. Jessica Hollandsworth, Maryland
6. Chelsey Cothran, Baylor