CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. --- The Chattanooga Mocs women's golf team was placed in the NCAA East Regional the NCAA announced Monday night. The East Regional is at the Penn State Golf Courses Blue Course in State College, Pa. The tourney is schedule for May 10-12.
The Blue Course is par 72 playing at 6,253 yards. Its shortest hole is the 142-yard par three 14th, while the 550-yard par five fifth is the longest.
There are 24 teams and six individuals converging on State College. The Mocs will tee off at 12:55 p.m., on Thursday, May 10, paired with Augusta State and Campbell.
"This is the site we knew the least about," head coach Colette Murray noted. "We made the championship field from Ohio State in 2009 and the boys played at Colorado National last year. It honestly does not matter because no matter what else we have to prepare and play to advance."
In the five seasons of Mocs women's golf, Murray's program has competed in regional play every season. Former SoCon Golfer of the Year Emma de Groot (Coffs Harbour, New South Wales, Australia) earned her way in as an individual in 2008, while the team has gone the last three years.
This squad features three players with NCAA Regional experience. Senior Maria Juliana Loza (Bucaramanga, Colombia) helped lead UTC to the postseason all four of her years. She earned All-Central Regional status in 2011 finishing tied for eighth birdieing four of her final six holes.
Sophomores Jordan Britt (Chattanooga, Tenn.) and Marion Duvernay (Publier, France) both played in last year's Central Regional at Notre Dame. Britt is the 2012 SoCon Champion following her runner-up finish to de Groot in 2011. Sophomore Sophie Weilguni (Langenlois, Austria) and freshman Mette Kryger (Nivaa, Denmark) are getting their first taste of an NCAA Regional.
The top eight teams and two individuals on non-advancing squads from each region move on to the NCAA Championship. The finals are May 22-25 at the Vanderbilt Legends Club in Franklin, Tenn.
NCAA EAST REGIONAL
Penn State Golf Courses - Blue Course, State College, Pa.
San Diego State
NCAA CENTRAL REGIONAL
The Ohio State University Golf Club -Scarlet Course, Columbus, Ohio
NCAA WEST REGIONAL
Colorado National Golf Club, Erie, Colo.
San Jose State