Butler Heads To NCAA Tournament

Butler Heads To NCAA Tournament

INDIANAPOLIS, IND. -- Butler, fresh off a second straight title in the Horizon League Women’s Golf Championship, will be heading to Columbus, Ohio, to begin playing in the 2012 NCAA Division I Women’s Golf Championship.  The NCAA Division I Women’s Golf Committee announced the teams and individuals for this year’s championship on Monday, April 30.

Three regional tournaments will be conducted May 10-12 to determine the championships field.  Regional tournaments are considered preliminary rounds of the NCAA championships competition, and all national championships policies apply.

A total of 378 participants have been selected for regional competition.  Of these players, 126 will advance to the championships final.  Eight teams and two individuals will advance from each regional.

The Bulldogs are one of 24 teams assigned to the Central Regional, being hosted by Ohio State University and being held at the Ohio State Scarlet Course.  The East Regional is being played at the Penn State Blue Course in State College, Penn., while the West Regional will be at the Colorado National Golf Club in Erie, Colo.

Butler will be competing in the Central Regional for the second consecutive year, and the Bulldogs will be seeking their first trip to the championships finals.  Seniors Michele Nash and Clare Cornelius and junior Julia Porter were members of last year’s squad, which became the first team in Butler women’s golf history to earn a berth in the NCAA Women’s Golf Championship.  Butler placed 24th at the Central Regional a year ago.  

The NCAA championships finals will be held May 22-25 at the Vanderbilt Legends Club in Franklin, Tenn.