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Women's Golf Selected For NCAA Championships
Posted: Monday, May 2, 2005
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - The UW-Eau Claire women's golf team was one of 10 teams and 10 individuals selected to the 2005 NCAA Division III Women's Golf Championship May 10-13, it was announced today by the NCAA Division III Women's Golf Committee.
The Championship will be held at The Mid Pines Inn and Golf Club in Southern Pines, North Carolina. Methodist College will serve as the host.
Illinois Wesleyan will join the Blugolds at the NCAA Championships representing Region 3. St. Thomas (MN) and Wartburg (IA) will represent Region 4.
The announcement marks the fifth consecutive appearance in the NCAA Championships for the Blugolds. In 2004 the Blugolds posted their highest team finish ever at the NCAA Championships, placing fifth out of 10 schools.
Individually the Blugolds will be led by 2004 honorable mention All-American Maggie Loney (Jr.-River Falls). Earning top medalist honors at the 2004 Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) Championship last fall, Loney has earned top medalist honors five times this season finishing no lower than eight place this season.
Jesse Thompson (So.-Stevens Point/SPASH) has posted seven top-10 finishes including top medalist honors at the Carthage and UW-Whitewater Invitationals. Meghan Sobotta (Fr.-Arcadia) has had a strong freshman season notching five top-seven finishes.
Kelly Gerzsenyi (So.-Rochester, MN/Mayo) has lowered her scoring average from the fall by over a stroke and Andrea Kloppman (Sr.-Eau Claire/Memorial) has taken three strokes off her average from last fall.
The committee selected 10 teams, two teams from each of the five regions, for the championships. In addition, 10 individuals not from selected teams also qualified for the championships. Regions 2 and 3 received three individual berths, Region 4 received two individual berths, and Regions 1 and 5 received one individual berth each.
The championships will consist of both team and individual competition conducted concurrently. The tournament consists of 72 holes of play over four days of competition. In the team competition, the low four scores from each team for each day will count in the team's total score.