NCAA West Regional Notes | Live Scoring for NCAA West Regional
ERIE, Colo. - The Baylor women's golf team, making its 11th postseason appearance, seeks the program's second NCAA Championship berth at the NCAA West Regional, hosted by the University of Colorado. It is Baylor's first NCAA postseason trip since 2010 and the first under head coach Jay Goble.
The 54-hole regional tournament will be held Thu., May 10-Sat., May 12 at the par-72, 6,575-yard Colorado National Golf Course. The low eight teams and the low two individuals not on an advancing team will move on to the 31st annual NCAA Division I Women's Golf Championship in Franklin, Tenn.
No. 6 seed Baylor, one of 24 teams selected to the NCAA West Regional, is making its 11th NCAA postseason appearance in program history - all in the last 13 seasons. In 2011, Chelsey Cothran became the first Baylor golfer to earn an individual bid to NCAA Regional play, tying for 93rd at the NCAA West Regional in Auburn, Wash.
The Lady Bears, ranked No. 17 by Golf World and No. 18 by both Golfstat and GolfWeek, is paired with the nation's No. 1 team UCLA, and is one of 17 top-50 teams competing in Colorado. Eight teams in the NCAA West Regional field are ranked in the Top 25 of the latest Golfstat standings - No. 1 UCLA, No. 6 North Carolina, No. 7 LSU, No. 11 Colorado, No. 13 Cal, No. 17 Baylor, No. 19 Pepperdine and No. 23 UC Davis.
For the ninth time this season, Baylor's lineup will feature freshman Haley Davis in the No. 1 spot, followed by seniors Chelsey Cothran, Jaclyn Jansen and Valerie Sternebeck, and freshman Stani Schiavone. Baylor will utilize the same lineup from its third-place finish at last month's Big 12 Women's Golf Championship in Lawrence, Kan.
Cothran, an All-Big 12 selection, will make her fourth career NCAA Regional appearance, while senior Jaclyn Jansen will make her second. Davis, the second of Baylor's All-Big 12 selections, owns a team-best 72.93 scoring average and has finished 11th or better in all 10 tournaments this season. Cothran ranks second on the team with a 73.63 scoring average and six top-10 finishes.
Davis, Schiavone and Sternebeck will also make their NCAA postseason debuts at the NCAA West Regional. Cothran, Davis and Sternebeck have been in the lineup for every tournament this season.
Baylor will begin its NCAA Championship hunt Thursday. First round tee times will begin with the morning wave at 8:30 a.m. CDT. Live scoring for each round of the 2012 NCAA West Regional will be available at www.golfstat.com.
2012 NCAA WEST REGIONAL INFORMATION
Dates: Thu., May 10-Sat., May 12
Location: Erie, Colo. (Colorado National Golf Course)
Par / Yardage: 72 / 6,575
Teams (24): (1) UCLA, (2) LSU, (3) North Carolina, (4) Colorado, (5) Cal, (6) BAYLOR, (7) Pepperdine, (8) UC Davis, (9) Oklahoma, (10) Texas Tech, (11) Tulsa, (12) TCU, (13) Iowa State, (14) Stanford, (15) Denver, (16) UNLV, (17) New Mexico, (18) Oregon State, (19) Illinois, (20) Kennesaw State, (21) San Jose State, (22) Missouri State, (23) Northern Colorado, (24) Jackson State
Individuals: Kayla Mortellaro (Idaho), Ally McDonald (Mississippi State), Amy Anderson (North Dakota State), Maggie Yuah (BYU), Brianna Espinoza (Colorado State), Demi Mak (New Mexico State)
Live Scoring: www.golfstat.com