The top eight teams and the top three individuals who are not members of a top-eight team will advance from this week's Regionals to the NCAA Championships on May 20-23 in
The individual entrants that includes de Groot, along with the top 12 seeds, will tee off at 8:00 a.m. Thursday morning. Top-seeded Duke, No. 2 seed
Duke enters NCAA play in search of becoming the first Division I women's golf program to capture four straight national championships. Winning also is the goal this weekend.
"I think you need to play to win," head coach Dan Brooks said. "That's really the only mentality to have. If you got into this tournament, you're here to win it."
Dori Carter of Ole Miss is the highest ranked individual in the field not competing with her teammates. Carter is ranked No. 25 by Golfstat, making her the sixth highest ranked golfer in the entire East Regional field.
"I feel like it's not a shoe-in (to advance to the NCAAs)," Carter said. "I have to take care of business here. I'm practicing and getting ready, following my normal routine like I would for any other tournament and taking it one shot at a time."
Live scoring for the tournament can be found at http://www.georgiadogs.com/liveStats/liveStats.dbml.