PENSACOLA, Fla. – Twelve of the top 25 teams in the country will converge on Marcus Pointe Golf Club beginning Monday for the 2016 NCAA Women’s Golf Super Region 2 Championship.
FROM THE FIRST TEE:
UWF and Pensacola Sports will serve as the host for the NCAA South Super Region 2, May 2-4 at Marcus Point Golf Club in Pensacola, Florida. Admission is free to each day of the event.
UWF HOSTING HISTORY:
UWF has served as the host of the Super Regional three times, hosting at Stonebrook Golf Club in nearby Pace, Florida, in 2004, 2006 and 2012. The university also welcomed the nation’s best to Stonebrook for the 2007 NCAA Championship, won by Florida Southern by 10 shots over Rollins – ending the Tars’ run of four-consecutive titles.
TOURNAMENT FORMAT/COURSE LAYOUT:
The event will be a 54-hole, stroke play event with 18 holes played each day. The course will play to a par 72 and a length of approximately 6,100 yards.
TOUGHEST REGIONAL IN THE COUNTRY:
Without question, the South Super Region 2 has the largest collection of top women’s golf programs at the Division II level. Prior to last year when Indianapolis won the NCAA title, a team from the South Regional had won all 15 NCAA D2 crowns dating back to the first in 2000 – a span of 15-consecutive years.
PENSACOLA WITH A LOADED FIELD:
· All 12 teams are ranked in the the top 25 with 8 ranked in the top-10; The other regionals have: 8 in the West, 3 in the Central and 2 in the East.
· 3 of the five teams that have won a D2 national title are in attendance.
· Of the 66 individual participants… 8 are ranked in the top-10; 43 in the top 78; and 47 in the top 100.
RECENT NCAA SOUTH REGION 2 TEAM HISTORY:
2015: Rollins used a strong opening round (284) to lead wire-to-wire for first place in the NCAA Super Regional, finishing with an 884 total. 2-time defending regional champ Lynn was second at 900 and Nova Southeastern was third at 909. First team out was Florida Tech by 1 stroke. The event was played at Savannah Quarter’s CC in Pooler, Ga.
2014: Lynn won its second-consecutive NCAA Super Region 2, claiming the title by 15 strokes with an 881 total. Barry (896) and Rollins (901) finished second and third, respectively. First team out was Florida Tech by 5 strokes. It was contested at Lake Jovita Golf & Country Club in Dade City, Fla.
2013: Lynn claimed its first-ever South Region 2 with a 900 to outpace Nova Southeastern (904) by four shots and Barry (907). First team out was Rollins by 5 strokes. Florida Southern served as the host at Lone Palm Golf Club in Lakeland, Fla.
2012: FSC won the Super Regional 2 by 12 strokes thanks to a 296 in the second round en route to a 902 score. Nova Southeastern was the runner-up at 914 and Barry was third at 922. First team out was Saint Leo by 2 strokes.
ROUND 1 TEAM PAIRINGS/TEE TIME WAVES:
8:30 – Individual participants
8:40-9:20 – Rollins, Barry, Florida Tech
9:30-10:10 – Nova Southeastern, West Florida, Montevallo
8:30 – Individual participants
8:40-9:20 – Saint Leo, Lynn, Lee
9:30-10:10 – Flagler, Armstrong State, Limestone
South Region Teams (Golfstat National Ranking):
1. Rollins (1)
2. Barry (2)
3. Florida Tech (3)
4. Nova Southeastern (5)
5. West Florida (8)
6. Montevallo (4)
7. Saint Leo (7)
8. Lynn (9)
9. Lee (15)
10. Flagler (14)
11. Armstrong State (23)
12. Limestone (25)
South Region Individuals:
1. Fran Bremm, West Georgia
2. Ashlii Thompson, UNC Pembroke
3. Krysta Schaus, Erskine
4. Julie Loennechen, Mount Olive
5. Abbey Williams, Florida Southern
6. Shannon McKew, Florida Southern