Indianapolis, Dallas Baptist among 12 teams to advance to NCAA Division II Women’s National Championship

NCAA regional play began this week with Division II women. Four regional championships played out across the country to determine the 12-team national championship field that will compete May 11-15 at TPC Michigan in Dearborn, Michigan.

In the East Regional, Indianapolis’ advancement was no surprise as the No. 5-ranked team in the nation has been a familiar – and competitive – presence at recent championships, having won in 2015 and 2018.

Top-ranked Dallas Baptist advanced, but suffered an upset at the hands of St. Mary’s, the No. 7-ranked D2 team by Golfstat.

Florida Southern, No. 8 in Golfstat, was the highest-ranked team not to advance to the national championship. Florida Tech’s program has been discontinued since the Panthers won the 2019 national title, the last championship played.

A recap of each regional site is below.

Central Regional

Advancing teams: Arkansas Tech, Rogers State, Northeastern State
Advancing individuals: Allycia Gan, Missouri Western; Allie Bianchi, Henderson State; Rosie Klausner, Central Missouri

Full scores

Arkansas Tech edged Rogers State by five shots to win the Central Regional title and secure a spot in the national championship. This is the second regional crown for the Golden Suns, and the performance will send them to a fourth consecutive NCAA tournament – their sixth overall after a 2014 debut. Arkansas Tech fought its way from third to first in the final day and placed three players in the top six.

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CHAMPIONS! @ATUWomensgolf overcame a six-shot deficit and won by five shots en route to capturing their second-ever NCAA Central Regional Championship! They will be heading to their sixth-overall and fourth-straight NCAA National Championship! #FightOn pic.twitter.com/TlgHKimv5Y

— Arkansas Tech Sports (@ATU_Athletics) May 5, 2021

East Regional

Advancing teams: Indianapolis, Findlay, Grand Valley State
Advancing individuals: Emma Thorngren, Missouri-St. Louis; Sydni Harding, Northwood; Alice Putoud, Tiffin

Full scores

Indy winning regional titles has become somewhat expected. The Hounds finished 22 shots ahead of the field at Prairie View Golf Club in Carmel, Indiana, to claim a sixth regional title in nine tournaments since 2012. Junior Cailyn Henderson was the individual medalist, which gave the Hounds the top player in the region for the

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By: Julie Williams
Title: Indianapolis, Dallas Baptist among 12 teams to advance to NCAA Division II Women’s National Championship
Sourced From: golfweek.usatoday.com/2021/05/07/college-golf-ncaa-division-ii-womens-national-championship-field-regional-play/
Published Date: Fri, 07 May 2021 14:01:24 +0000

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