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UVa Women's Golfers Receive Bid to NCAA East Regional

Elizabeth Brightwell and head coach Kim Lewellen

April 28, 2014

Charlottesville, Va. - The No. 20 Virginia women's golf team is the No. 7 seed at the NCAA East Regional Championship the NCAA announced today. The tournament will be held at the Southwood Golf Club in Tallahassee, Fla., May 8-10. It marks the 10th straight year Virginia has received a bid to the NCAA Championships.

The top eight schools from each of three 24-team regional sites will advance to the NCAA Championships along with the top two individuals not advancing from a team from each site. The NCAA Championships are scheduled for May 20-23 at the Tulsa Country Club in Tulsa, Okla.

Virginia will be looking to advance to the NCAA Championships for the seventh time in the program's 11-year history.

The East Regional features nine teams currently ranked in the Golfstat top-25 poll. The highest ranked team in the field is No. 3 Duke, the 2014 ACC Champions.

Virginia is one of nine ACC teams to receive an invitation to this year's national championship. Duke is the No. 1 seed in the East while NC State is the No. 9 seed and host school Florida State is the No. 10 team. North Carolina is the No. 8 seed in the Central, Miami is the No. 10 seed at that site. Clemson is the No. 5 seed in the West while Wake Forest is the region's No. 6 seed and Notre Dame is No. 18.

This will be UVa's second trip to the Southwood Golf Club this season. The Cavaliers finished fourth in the 11-team FSU Match-Up tournament to open the spring season in mid-February.

East Regional
The East regional will be played at Southwood Golf Club in Tallahassee, Fla., and will be hosted by Florida State. Conference automatic qualifiers are indicated in parenthesis next to the institution.

 1. Duke (Atlantic Coast Conference), 
2. South Carolina
, 3. Stanford (Pac-12), 
4. Vanderbilt (Southeastern Conference)
, 5. Pepperdine (West Coast Conference), 
6. UCF, 
7. Virginia, 
8. Auburn
, 9. NC State, 
10. Florida State, 
11. Kentucky, 
12. Tulane (Conference USA), 
13. Louisville (American Athletic Conference)
, 14. Baylor, 
15. East Tennessee State (Atlantic Sun), 
16. Georgia, 
17. Campbell (Big South), 
18. East Carolina
, 19. Texas State
, 20. College of Charleston (Colonial Athletic Association), 
21. Troy (Sun Belt)
, 22. Murray State (Ohio Valley), 
23. Seton Hall (Big East ) and 
24. Alabama State (Southwestern



Central Regional
The Central regional will be played at Karsten Creek Golf Club in Stillwater, Okla. Oklahoma State will host. Conference automatic qualifiers are indicated in parenthesis next to the institution.

 1. UCLA, 
2. Arkansas, 
3. Alabama
, 4. Arizona, 
5. LSU
, 6. Oklahoma State
, 7. Florida
, 8. North Carolina
, 9. Ohio State, 
10. Miami (Fla.)
, 11. Mississippi State
, 12. California
, 13. Kent State (Mid-American Conference)
, 14. Kansas, 
15. Texas
, 16. UNLV
, 17. Colorado, 
18. SMU
, 19. Minnesota
, 20. Harvard (Ivy Group), 
21. Lamar (Southland), 
22. Wichita State (Missouri Valley)
, 23. LIU-Brooklyn (Northeast Conference)
 and 24. Siena (Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference)

West Regional
The West regional will be played at Tumble Creek Club at Suncadia Resort in Cle Elum, Wash. Washington will serve as the host institution. Conference automatic qualifiers are indicated in parenthesis next to the institution.

 1. Southern California
, 2. Arizona State, 
3. Oklahoma (Big 12), 
4. Washington, 
5. Clemson, 
6. Wake Forest, 
7. Northwestern
, 8. Michigan State (Big Ten), 
9. Iowa State, 
10. GRU-Augusta, 
11. Oregon, 
12. Texas A&M
, 13. UC Davis (Big West)
, 14. Denver
, 15. San Diego State
, 16. Wisconsin
, 17. Gonzaga, 
18. Notre Dame, 
19. Tennessee
, 20. Chattanooga (Southern Conference), 
21. New Mexico (Mountain West)
, 22. New Mexico State (Western Athletic Conference), 
23. Portland State (Big Sky)
 and 24. Detroit (Horizon)


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A 1985 graduate of UVA, White worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch until July 2009. He was honored six times as the state's Sportswriter of the Year.

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