Indianapolis claims second regional crown in a row with 46-stroke victory
JOLIET, Ill. -- With a 46-stroke win at the NCAA Division II East Super Regional, Indianapolis collected its consecutive regional crown Tuesday. With three Greyhounds finishing in the top five, UIndy advanced to the NCAA championships for the fourth time in the last five years.
Junior Jenny Konop (75-77-80) and sophomore Regan Pittard (76-80-76) tied for second place among the 49-golfer field, finishing three strokes back of medalist Kasey Frazier of Wheeling Jesuit.
Junior Amy Thompson (79-79-76), last year's regional medalist, took fifth and sophomore Chanice Young (79-84-74) moved up to share ninth. Sophomore Jaclyn Schindler (73-79-87), who led the field through 36 holes, fell back to 14th.
The Greyhounds are one of three East Region teams moving on to the NCAA championships May 15-18. Ashland and California (Pa.) will join the Hounds in Daytona Beach, Fla., while Frazier, Merrimack's Ali Reed and Shwenta Galande of Missouri-St. Louis qualified as individuals. They will be a part of 12 teams and 72 individuals competing for the 2013 national championship next week.
Led by individual champion Lyndsay McBride, the Greyhounds finished tied for third at the 2009 NCAA championship, good for the program's best finish. The Hounds placed ninth in 2010, 12th in 2011 and ninth in 2012.