ND Women’s Golf
Irish head to NCAA regional
Observer Sports Staff | Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Notre Dame has just over a week of practice remaining before it will travel to the NCAA regional championship for the seventh straight season May 8.
Coming off of a fifth place finish at the ACC championships, the Irish will compete at the West Regional in Cle Elum, Wash. The regional will take place at Tumble Creek Club at Suncadia Resort. No. 8 Washington will serve as the host school.
Notre Dame is ranked 18th out of 24 teams competing at the regional, and are joined by ACC foes Wake Forest and Clemson, who are seeded fifth and sixth, respectively. At the ACC championships, the Irish out-placed both the Demon Deacons and the Tigers, who finished in eighth and ninth place, respectively. The top five seeds in the West regional are filled out by No. 1 Southern California, No. 6 Arizona State University, No. 7 Oklahoma, Washington and No. 13 Clemson.
Overall, there are three regionals in the West, Central and East. 72 teams consisting of 378 individuals total will play in the three regionals combined.
Eight squads will advance from each regional to the championship competition for a field of 24 teams. The Irish will have a tough path to qualifying, as the top eight teams at the West regional are all ranked in the top 25. The NCAA Championships will be held May 20-23 in Tulsa, Okla.
The NCAA West Regional tees off at the Suncadia Resort in Cle Elum, Wash., on May 8 and lasts three days.