Women’s Golf Will Head to Austin for NCAA Regionals
The Spartans are the No. 3 seed in the regional.
EAST LANSING - The Big Ten champion Michigan State women’s golf team will take part in the NCAA Austin Regional, it was announced on Wednesday evening by the NCAA. The Spartans are the No. 3 seed in the Austin Regional and will play May 7-9 at the University of Texas Golf Club.
For the Spartans, which earned an automatic berth by capturing last weekend’s Big Ten championship, it’s their 19th trip to the NCAA Regionals in the last 20 years.
“It never gets old and it’s always exciting to see where we’re going,” MSU head coach Stacy Slobodnik-Stoll said. “For me, I was excited to see our seed. I think it’s all good – Austin is a great place, we’ve been there before and we’re all excited to head to Texas.
“We’re just going to try to continue to do what we’ve been doing, which is putting ourselves in a position to win and be in one of the top six spots.”
The top six teams and top-three individuals not from those qualifying teams from each regional will advance to the national championships to be played May 18-23 at Karsten Creek Golf Club in Stillwater, Oklahoma.
Austin is one of the four regional sites, each of which contain 18 teams and six individuals. The other regions are TPC Harding Park in San Francisco, California, hosted by Stanford University; the University Ridge Golf Course in Madison, Wisconsin, hosted by the University of Wisconsin; and the Don Veller Seminole Golf Course & Club in Tallahassee, Florida, hosted by Florida State University.
The 18 teams in the Austin Regional, listed in order of seed, include: 1. Arkansas, 2. Texas, 3. Michigan State, 4. Florida, 5. Auburn, 6. Oklahoma, 7. Houston, 8. Miami, 9. Baylor, 10. Texas A&M, 11. BYU, 12. East Carolina, 13. Texas Tech, 14. Virginia Tech, 15. UTSA, 16. Georgetown, 17. Houston Baptist, 18. Missouri State
MSU is coming off its second straight Big Ten Championship and fifth in the last eight seasons. Nationally, the Spartans are currently ranked No. 11 by Golfstat and No. 10 by Golfweek.
Last season, the Spartans finished third in the Athens Regional, advancing to the NCAA Championships where they took 19th.