UCLA, Alabama and USC drew the No. 1 seeds for NCAA Women’s Regionals, to be played May 10-12 at three sites across the country. The 24-team fields were named April 30, and UCLA and Alabama will play on their respective home coasts while USC will take the top spot in the Central Region.
Top-ranked UCLA will play for a seventh season win at Colorado Golf Club, but will have to hold off fellow top-10 programs LSU, North Carolina and California, plus host Colorado in the Rockies.
Alabama, ranked No. 2 by Golfweek, will have the opportunity to defend its East Regional title. Arizona State and Duke will present the biggest obstacles.
USC enters regionals after falling one shot short of California at the Pac-12 Championship. The Trojans won a regional in the Midwest two years ago. This year, their toughest competition comes from No. 2 seeded Auburn, a team that just won the SEC Championship.
Eight teams from each region will advance to the NCAA Championship, to be played May 22-25 at the Vanderbilt Legends Club in Franklin, Tennessee.
NOTE: Conference automatic qualifiers are indicated in parentheses
Penn State Blue Course, State College, Pa.
1. Alabama 2. Arizona State 3. Duke (Atlantic Coast) 4. Texas AM 5. Florida 6. Arizona 7. Oklahoma State 8. South Carolina 9. Michigan State (Big Ten) 10. Washington 11. Texas 12. Tulane 13. UCF 14. Wake Forest 15. Northwestern 16. San Diego State 17. Kent State (Mid-American) 18. Maryland 19. Augusta State 20. Campbell (Big South) 21. Chattanooga (Southern) 22. Oral Roberts (Summit League) 23. Jacksonville State (Ohio Valley) 24. Long Island (Northeast)
Individuals: 1. Fanny Cnops (UNC-Greensboro), 2. Charlotte Lorentzen (Georgia State), 3. Kelly Shon (Princeton), 4. Katie Mundy (Florida International), 5. Michelle Piyapattra (Columbia), 6. Laura Wearn (Furman)
Ohio State Scarlet Course, Columbus, Ohio
1. Southern California 2. Auburn (Southeastern) 3. Georgia 4. Vanderbilt 5. Tennessee 6. Ohio State 7. Oregon 8. North Carolina State 9. Virginia 10. Florida State 11. Purdue 12. Arkansas 13. Ole Miss 14. Kentucky 15. Texas State 16. South Florida (Big East) 17. Notre Dame 18. Texas-San Antonio (Southland) 19. East Carolina 20. Michigan 21. UNC-Wilmington (Colonial Athletic) 22. Harvard (Ivy League) 23. Butler (Horizon League) 24. Siena (Metro Atlantic Athletic)
Individuals: 1. Madeleine Shiels (Nebraska), 2. Alex Buelow (Stetson), 3. Rika Park (Miami ), 4. Brittany Henderson (Coastal Carolina), 5. Leticia Ras-Anderica (Miami), 6. Gabriella Wahl (East Tennessee State)
Colorado National Golf Club, Erie, Colo.
1. UCLA 2. LSU 3. North Carolina 4. Colorado 5. California (Pac-12) 6. Baylor 7. Pepperdine (West Coast) 8. UC Davis (Big West) 9. Oklahoma (Big 12) 10. Texas Tech 11. Tulsa (Conference USA) 12. TCU (Mountain West) 13. Iowa State 14. Stanford 15. Denver (Sun Belt) 16. UNLV 17. New Mexico 18. Oregon State 19. Illinois 20. Kennesaw State (Atlantic Sun) 21. San Jose State (Western Atlantic) 22. Missouri State (Missouri Valley) 23. Northern Colorado (Big Sky) 24. Jackson State (Southwestern Athletic)
Individuals: 1. Kayla Mortellaro (Idaho), 2. Ally McDonald (Mississippi State), 3. Amy Anderson (North Dakota State), 4. Maggie Yuan (BYU), 5. Brianna Espinoza (Colorado State), 6. Demi Mak (New Mexico State).