The New Mexico State women’s golf team seeks its 10th appearance in the NCAA Championship when it travels to the Cle ElumNCAA Regional as a 16seed on May 6-8. This is the Aggies fifth trip to NCAA Regionals in the last six years and 22nd overall.
Joining New Mexico State at the Cle Elum regional at Tumble Creek Club is No. 1 USC, No. 8 Arkansas, No. 9 South Carolina, No. 16 Northwestern, No. 19 Washington, No. 23 Miami, Oregon, San Jose State, Oregon State, Old Dominion, Iowa State, San Diego State, UCF, Ohio State, Sacramento State, Boston U and Southern Illinois. Tumble Creek is a 6,306-yard, par-72 course. NM State also competed at Tumble Creek in the 2014 NCAA Regional.
The Aggies are set to start Western Athletic Conference Player of the Year Dominique Galloway, Pun Chanachai, Chantal Dueringer, Maria Prado and Angela Xu.
NM State is led by Danny Bowen in his second season as head coach. Bowen earned WAC Coach of the Year honors after leading New Mexico State to the WAC Championship. Under Bowen, the Aggies posted seven top-5 finishes on the year including wins at the Red Rocks Invitational and the WAC Championship.
NCAA Regionals feature 54 holes of stroke play spread across three days. The host sites for this year’s regionals are Auburn, Ala.; East Lansing, Mich.; Cle Elum, Wash.; and Norman, Okla. All said, 72 teams and 24 individuals not already on a qualifying team are selected for regional participation.
The six lowest-scoring teams from each region as well as the three lowest-scoring individuals, advance to the finals. The Finals will take place at The Blessings Golf Club at the University of Arkansas May 17-22.