May 7, 2014
Vanderbilt begins its quest for the NCAA 2014 Women's Golf Championship this May 8-10 in Tallahassee, Fla., at the SouthWood Golf Club in the East Regional. This year's appearance marks the 15th consecutive year the Commodores have been named to an NCAA regional and the 16th time overall. This also marks the 13th time Vanderbilt has been selected to the East Regional.
The Commodores, the number four seed, will be joined by Duke, South Carolina, Stanford, Pepperdine, UCF, Virginia, Auburn, N.C. State, host Florida State, Kentucky, Tulane, Louisville, Baylor, ETSU, Georgia, Campbell, East Carolina, Texas State, College of Charleston,Troy, Murray State, Seton Hall, and Alabama State.
"We're excited about going to the East Regional and even more excited about having the chance to get back out on the course and hopefully carry over some momentum from our win at SEC's," said Vanderbilt head coach Greg Allen, who will be making his seventh appearance at an NCAA regional with the Commodores and his 14th overall as a head coach. "We set our schedule up each year against the best competition available to prepare us for the postseason. The East Regional is stacked with a lot of familiar opponents, and I'm very confident that our young ladies will be up for the challenge."
The Commodores will be represented by juniors Irina Gabasa and Kendall Martindale, sophomore Jennifer Hahn, and freshmen Simin Feng and Antonia Scherer, and will tee off on the number 10 tee beginning at 8:51 a.m. ET at the par-72, 6,257-yard SouthWood Golf Club. Vanderbilt will be paired with #5 seed Pepperdine and #6 seed UCF.
Twenty-four teams are selected to each of the three regionals, with the top eight teams advancing to the NCAA Championships May 20-23 at the Tulsa Country Club in Tulsa, Okla. The top two individuals not associated with the eight teams from each region will advance as individuals to the NCAA Championships.