Virginia Women’s Golf No. 2 seed at Ann Arbor Regional

Courtesy UVA Media Relations


(© Kevin Carden –

The No. 8 Virginia women’s golf team is the No. 2 seed for the NCAA Regional Ann Arbor site that will be held at the University of Michigan Golf Course. The 54-hole regional championship takes place May 9-11.

It marks the 16th time Virginia has received a bid to the NCAA Championships. Virginia will be looking to advance from a regional site to the NCAA Championships for the 12th time in the program’s 19-year history.

Virginia opened its season in September playing at the Michigan Golf Course during the Wolverine Invitational. UVA placed second behind the host Wolverines as sophomore Jennifer Cleary (fourth) and freshman Amanda Sambach (sixth) posted top-10 finishes.

A total of six, 12-team regional sites will determine the teams that advance to the NCAA Championships. The top four teams (24 teams total) and the low two individuals (12 individuals total) not on an advancing team from each regional site qualify for the national championships. The NCAA Championships are set for May 20-25 at Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale, Ariz.

The field at the Ann Arbor Regional site includes (in seed order) 1. San Jose State, 2. Virginia, 3. Michigan, 4. Arkansas, 5. UCF, 6. Virginia Tech, 7. North Carolina, 8. Washington, 9. Ohio State, 10. Pepperdine, 11. Xavier, 12. Oakland.

Other regional sites taking place include the University of New Mexico Championship Course in Albuquerque, N.M, hosted by New Mexico; University of Michigan Golf Course in Ann Arbor, Mich., hosted by Michigan; Karsten Creek Golf Club in Stillwater, Okla., hosted by Oklahoma State; Seminole Legacy Golf Club in Tallahassee, Fla., hosted by Florida State; Stanford Golf Course in Stanford, Calif., hosted by Stanford and Vanderbilt Legends Club in Franklin, Tenn., hosted by Vanderbilt.

Virginia is one of 10 ACC teams to receive an invitation to this year’s national championship. Also qualifying were Clemson, Duke, Florida State, Louisville, Miami, NC State, North Carolina, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest.



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