Women’s golf headed to NCAA super regional in Pensacola

Women’s golf headed to NCAA super regional in Pensacola

SAINT LEO, Fla. – Saint Leo women's golf will be returning to the NCAA Regionals for the third straight year after getting the post-season nod with Monday's announcement of the complete 12-team field for the Division II Women's Golf South Super Regional.

"I think making it to the Regionals for three straight years is a testament to the work ethic of the players, their commitment to excellence, and their overall commitment to seeing the program succeed," said Tommy Baker, Saint Leo's head women's golf coach.

"After the conference tournament, we were sitting there after the scores were posted and I reminded them that we compete in the toughest conference with the best teams, and we finished among the top three. I think it shows the players that we can finish among the top three at regionals. We finished among the top three at the SSC championship, and that's a good stepping stone for them," said Baker.

Saint Leo was seeded seventh in the South Super Regional, and was one of six Sunshine State Conference teams selected.

The 54-hole South Super Regional will be held at the Marcus Pointe Golf Club in Pensacola, Fla., on May 2-4. The low three teams, along with the low three individuals not on those teams, will advance to the NCAA Division II National Championship on May 18-21, at the CommonGround Golf Course in Aurora, Colo.

This will be Saint Leo's sixth appearance overall in the NCAA Regional, all since 2010. The Lions have twice sent individuals to the national championship – in 2012 (Goeun Lee) and 2014 (Marie Coors) – but will be seeking their first team qualifications for nationals at this year's regional.

Saint Leo's highest finish in an NCAA Regional came in 2012, when the Lions were fourth overall.

The complete 2016 NCAA South Super Regional is as follows:

NCAA Division II South Super Regional selections
May 2-4
Marcus Pointe Golf Club (Pensacola, Fla.)
1. Rollins
2. Barry
3. Florida Tech
4. Nova Southeastern
5. West Florida
6. Montevallo
7. Saint Leo
8. Lynn
9. Lee
10. Flagler
11. Armstrong State
12. Limestone

South Super Regional 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

For more information on the Saint Leo women's golf program, visit SaintLeoLions.com.  Fans can also stay up-to-date on the latest Lions news by following Saint Leo Athletics on FacebookTwitterInstagram, and YouTube.