San Jose—The San Jose State women’s golf team makes its 20th appearance at a regional this weekend as the Spartans play at the NCAA West Regional hosted by Stanford at the Stanford Golf Course this Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the Stanford Golf Course.
San Jose State is seeded 19th at the regional and received an at-large bid. The top-eight teams at the regional advance to the NCAA Championship May 21-25, in Athens, Ga. The top-two individuals, not on an advancing team, also advance to the championship.
San Jose State begins action Thursday afternoon as the team starts teeing off on hole one beginning at 12:55 p.m. PDT. The team is playing with Harvard and Kent State the first two days. On Friday, the Spartans tee off from hole #10 starting at 8:55 a.m. Saturday’s tee times will be determined at the end of Friday’s play.
“We have been playing very consistent this season and are practicing very well,” said Spartan head coach John Dormann. “We have the ability to shoot low scores and have a very good understanding of the Stanford Golf Course. Getting into the top-eight is difficult, but if we play our best, there is no reason why we cannot qualify for the national championship.”
The field consists of 24 teams and three individuals. Teams competing include USC, Arizona, Vanderbilt, Purdue, Stanford, Georgia, Baylor, Texas A&M, Pepperdine, LSU, Denver, South Carolina, Ohio State, Oregon, UNLV, California, Florida State, Miami, San Jose State, Harvard, Kent State, Northern Arizona, North Dakota State and Long Island.
The regional was last held at the Stanford Golf Course in 2010, the last time San Jose State qualified for the NCAA Championship. Madeleine Zeigert led the Spartans as she finished as co-medalist of the regional after shooting a 67 in the first round. San Jose State was in 14th place after the first round, but played steady golf the remaining two rounds to finish seventh.
Live scoring is available for all three round of the regional at www.golfstat.com.
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