May 9, 2012
Vanderbilt begins its quest for the NCAA 2012 Women's Golf Championship this Thursday through Saturday in Columbus, Ohio, at Ohio State’s Scarlet Course. This year's appearance marks the 13th consecutive year the Commodores have been named to an NCAA regional and the 14th time overall.
The Commodores will be joined in the Central Regional by Southern Cal, Auburn, Georgia, Tennessee, Ohio State, Oregon, North Carolina State, Virginia, Florida State, Purdue, Arkansas, Ole Miss, Kentucky, Texas State, South Florida, Notre Dame, UT-San Antonio, East Carolina, Michigan, UNC Wilmington, Harvard, Butler, and Siena.
“We’re excited about going to the Central Regional and even more excited about having the chance to play golf with the academic school year behind us,” said Vanderbilt head coach Greg Allen, who will be making his fifth appearance at an NCAA regional with the Commodores and his 12th overall as a head coach. “We set our schedule up each year against the best competition available to prepare us for the postseason. The Central Regional is stacked with a lot of familiar opponents, and I’m very confident that our young ladies will be up for the challenge.”
Twenty-four teams will be selected to each of the three regionals, with the top eight teams advancing to the NCAA Championships May 22-25 at the Vanderbilt Legends Club in Franklin. The top two individuals not associated with the eight teams from each region will advance as individuals to the NCAA Championships.
In 2011, the Commodores placed eighth in the East Regional in Daytona Beach, Fla., after winning a playoff with Florida State and went on to finish in a tie for 10th at the NCAA Championships in Bryan, Texas.