INDIANAPOLIS, IND., April 25, 2016 – The University of Missouri-St. Louis women’s golf team has earned a bid to the NCAA East Super Regional for the seventh straight year and will be one of 48 schools vying for a spot at the NCAA Championships. The East Regional will be played at Panther Creek Country Club in Springfield, Ill., and will be hosted by the University of Illinois Springfield. The 54-hole tournament runs May 1-3.
UMSL is among 12 teams participating in the East Regional and is seeded No. 5 in the field, while other teams include Grand Valley State, Indianapolis, Findlay, Southern Indiana, Ashland, California (PA), Northwood, Trevecca Nazarene, Illinois Springfield, Lewis and William Jewell.
There will be four regional sites across the country consisting of both team and individual competition being conducted concurrently with 12 teams and six individuals from non-qualifying teams at each site. All participants will compete through 54 holes of competition. The top three teams along with the top three individuals not with a team from each regional will advance to the championships.
The 2016 NCAA Division II Women’s Golf Championships will be held May 18-21, at CommonGround Golf Course in Denver, Colo., as part of the DII Spring Festival.
The Tritons are coming off a runner-up finish at the GLVC Championships this past weekend and have seven top-three finishes, including three team titles.
UMSL is led by sophomores Stefaniya Ivanova and Alexa Capesius. Ivanova owns a team-best scoring average of 78.0 and has five top-10 finishes, while Capesius is averaging 78.59 and has six top-10 finishes.