The University of Missouri-St. Louis women’s golf team has earned a bid to the NCAA East Super Regional for the ninth straight year and will be one of 48 schools vying for a spot at the NCAA Championships. The East Regional will be played at Katke Golf Club in Big Rapids, Mich., with Ferris State serving as host The 54-hole tournament runs May 7-9.
UMSL is among 12 teams participating in the East Regional and is seeded No. 3 in the field, while other teams include Indianapolis, Grand Valley State, Findlay, Northern Michigan, Illinois Springfield, Ashland, Kutztown, Tiffin, Wayne State (Mich.), Southern Indiana and Franklin Pierce. Six individuals not with a team also earned a bid.
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 2018 NCAA Division II Women’s Golf Championships will be held May 16-19 at Bay Oaks Country Club in Houston, Texas.
The Tritons are coming off their fourth straight runner-up finish at the GLVC Championships. They own a team scoring average of 305.56 and have seven top-five finishes, including two team wins. Senior Stefaniya Ivanova leads the team with a 76.12 average and has eight top-10 finishes, while sophomore Emma Thorngren is close behind with a 76.24 scoring average with seven top-10 finishes.