WCC Champion Cougars make first appearance since 2010-11; Waves make 18th straight postseason
SAN BRUNO, Calif. – Two West Coat Conference programs and one individual will compete in the 2016 NCAA Regionals as announced this week. BYU, the 2016 WCC Champions, will make its first regional field since 2010-11, while Pepperdine will march to its 18th straight postseason.
BYU captured its first conference women’s golf title since 1991-92 when it snapped Pepperdine’s run of consecutive WCC championships at 14. The Cougars are ranked No. 37 while the Waves are No. 49 in the current GolfStat.com rankings.
Gonzaga’s Bianca Pagdanganan, the 2016 Co-WCC Freshman of the Year, will continue her outstanding rookie season in the Texas Regional as an individual competitor. This marks the fourth consecutive year the Bulldogs have advanced a team or individual to the NCAA postseason.
BYU – NCAA BATON ROUGE REGIONAL (University Club)
BYU women’s golf earned a No. 10 seed and will travel to Louisiana to compete in the Baton Rouge Regional hosted by LSU.
The 18 teams competing in the region in order of seeding are: Duke, Florida, Arizona State, Washington, Oregon, South Carolina, East Carolina, North Carolina State, Houston, BYU, Augusta, LSU, New Mexico, Denver, Harvard, North Florida, Wichita State, Farleigh Dickinson
PEPPERDINE – NCAA STANFORD REGIONAL (Stanford Golf Course)
Pepperdine women’s golf team will be making its 18th consecutive NCAA Regional appearance next week, as the Waves learned today that they are headed back to Northern California. Pepperdine is the #13 seed at the NCAA Stanford Regional, which will be contested at the Stanford Golf Course from May 5-7.
The 18 teams competing there, in order of seeding, are: USC, Arkansas, Stanford, Virginia, UNLV, San Diego State, Texas Tech, Ohio State, Colorado, Wake Forest, Michigan State, North Carolina, Pepperdine, San Jose State, UC Riverside, Idaho, Richmond and Seton Hall.
Three of Pepperdine’s last four spring events took place in Northern California, and the Waves also played in the Stanford Intercollegiate in the fall.
Pepperdine is looking to qualify for the NCAA Championships for the 12th time in school history, and for the first time since 2012. The Waves have finished in the top 10 at nationals eight times, including a program-best second-place result in 2003.
This is the fourth time Pepperdine will have played in an NCAA Regional at Stanford (the Waves tied for first place in 2002).
At each of the four regionals, the top six teams and the top three individuals from non-qualifying teams will advance to the NCAA Championships (May 20-25 in Eugene, Ore.).