NCAA Women's Regionals: Teams and individuals punch their tickets to Grayhawk
The 30-team field for the NCAA Championships at Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale, Ariz., May 19-24, has been determined.

Stanford and Rose Zhang turned in record-setting performances at the Pullman Regional while top-seed Mississippi State held off upstart Oregon State to capture the Westfield Regional. Other regional winners included Michigan State (Palm Beach Gardens), Pepperdine and SMU (San Antonio); Georgia (Athens) and Arizona (Raleigh).

Third-ranked LSU staged a furious rally over its last nine holes to edge Arkansas for the fifth and final spot from the Palm Beach Gardens Regional while Arizona State suffered heartbreak in Raleigh, slipping from second place to seventh after a final round of 302 (+14).

Augusta will make its first trip to nationals after clipping Big Ten Conference members Ohio State and Maryland to land the fifth spot at the Athens Regional.

Three teams that made it to match play last year -- Auburn, Oregon and UCLA -- did not make it out of their respective regionals.

Here's a final recap from the six regional sites around the country.

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Day Three: 2023 NCAA Division I Women's Golf Regionals

Athens Regional
University of Georgia Golf Course; Athens, Georgia
Fifth-seed Georgia went wire-to-wire on its home course to capture the Athens Regional while Augusta emerged from a log jam at the cutline to claim the fifth and final spot at 21-over, two strokes ahead of Ohio State and three clear of Maryland. The Jaguars will be making their first-ever trip to nationals. Georgia senior Jenny Bae, runner-up to Rose Zhang at the ANWA, took medalist honors at 13-under while Leon Takagi of Kent State shot a final round 2-under 70 to finish t-5th and will head to Grayhawk as an individual.

The teams: 1. South Carolina; 2. San Jose State; 3. Ole Miss; 4. Ohio State; 5. Georgia; 6. Maryland; 7. Kent State (Mid-American Conference); 8. Charleston (Colonial Athletic Association); 9. Kansas; 10. Furman (Southern Conference); 11. Augusta (Southland Conference); 12. Sacred Heart (Northeast Conference).

Five advancing teams: 1. Georgia (-13); 2. South Carolina (-11); 3. San Jose State (+14); 4. Ole Miss (+17); 5. Augusta (+21).

Outside the cutline: 6. Ohio State (+23); 7. Maryland (+24); 8. Kansas (+26).

Individual medalist: Jenny Bae, Georgia (-13; 69-67-67-203).

Advancing individual: Leon Takagi, Kent State (-3; 70-73-70-213).

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Palm Beach Gardens Regional
PGA National Resort Palm Beach; Gardens, Fla.
Top-seed and third-ranked LSU had its backs against the wall in Palm Beach Gardens, as the Tigers headed into the final round five strokes off the cutline. However, led by a bogey-free 69 by Carla Tejedo Mulet and a pair of 71s by co-medalist Latanna Stone and Ingrid Lindblad, the Tigers edged out SEC foe Arkansas by one stroke to claim the fifth qualifying spot. Starting on the 10th hole, LSU was still outside the cutline after its first nine holes, but came home in 5-under to finish at +15, one stroke ahead of the Razorbacks. Michigan State finished off a wire-to-wire victory to claim the regional title with a three-shot win over Duke. Michigan State's Brooke Bierman carded a final round 71 to gain a share of medalist honors with LSU's Stone.

The teams: 1. LSU; 2. Texas; 3. Northwestern; 4. UCF; 5. Duke; 6. Michigan State; 7. California; 8. Arkansas; 9. Alabama; 10. South Florida; 11. Penn (The Ivy League); 12. Quinnipiac (Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference).

Five advancing teams: 1. Michigan State (+8); 2. Duke (+11); t-3. Texas (+14); Northwestern; 5. LSU (+15).

Outside the cutline: 6. Arkansas (+16); 7. Central Florida (+27); 8. South Florida (+29).

Co-medalists: Latanna Stone, LSU (-3; 71-71-71); Brooke Bierman, Michigan State (-3; 69-73-71)

Advancing individual: Sara Byrne, Miami (-2; 70-70-74-214)

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Raleigh Regional
Lonnie Poole Golf Course; Raleigh, NC
Arizona shot a final round 7-under 281 to overtake North Carolina State for the regional title on the Wolfpack's home course. Top-ranked Wake Forest, seventh-seed TCU and three-seed Florida State are also headed to Grayhawk, as is Dorota Zalewska of Chattanooga, who turned in a 3-under 69 to qualify as an individual. Arizona State faces a long flight back to Tempe after the second-seeded Sun Devils fell from second place to seventh following a disappointing 14-over final round.

The teams: 1. Wake Forest; 2. Arizona State; 3. Florida State; 4. Florida; 5. Arizona; 6. North Texas (Conference USA); 7. TCU; 8. NC State; 9. Purdue; 10. Nebraska; 11. Campbell (Big South Conference); 12. Richmond (Patriot League).

Five advancing teams: 1. Arizona (-5); 2. North Carolina State (-3); 3. Wake Forest (E); 4. TCU (+2); 5. Florida State (+14).

Outside the cutline: 6. Purdue (+9); 7. Arizona State (+10); 8. Florida (+14).

Individual medalist: Dorota Zalewska; Chattanooga (-12; 69-66-69-204).

Advancing individual: Dorota Zalewska; Chattanooga (-12; 69-66-69-204).

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San Antonio Regional
TPC San Antonio; San Antonio, Texas
Four of the top five seeds from the San Antonio Regional are through to Grayhawk with the exception of second-seeded Auburn, which entered the day in fifth place five strokes inside the cutline, but stumbled to an 11-over round of 299, opening the door for New Mexico, which charged into the fifth spot with a 1-over round of 289 to finish four strokes ahead of the Tigers. Pepperdine's 6-under round of 286 gained the Waves a share of the regional title with fifth-seed SMU at 9-over.

The Teams: 1. Texas A&M (Southeastern Conference); 2. Auburn; 3. Pepperdine; 4. Oklahoma State (Big 12 Conference); 5. SMU (American Athletic Conference); 6. UCLA; 7. New Mexico (Mountain West Conference); 8. Denver (The Summit League); 9. Illinois (Big Ten Conference); 10. Sam Houston (Western Athletic Conference); 11. ULM (Sun Belt Conference); 12. Missouri State (Missouri Valley Conference).

Five advancing teams: t-1. Pepperdine (+9); SMU; t-3. Oklahoma State (+16); Texas A&M; 5. New Mexico (+25).

Outside the cutline: 6. Auburn (+29); 7. Denver (+33); 8. UCLA (+36).

Individual medalist: Camryn Carreon, Texas-San Antonio (-10; 71-67-68-206).

Advancing individual: Camryn Carreon, Texas-San Antonio (-10; 71-67-68-206).

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Westfield Regional
The Club at Chatham Hills; Westfield, Ind.
Behind co-medalist Julia Lopez Ramirez (-13), top-seed Mississippi State finished off a wire-to-wire victory at the Westfield Regional, where the Bulldogs held off upstart Oregon State (-17) to claim the regional title. Five teams entered the final day separated by just five shots for the last three spots, which were claimed by Vanderbilt (-13), Virginia (-15) and Tulsa (-9). Oregon, last year's national runner-up to Stanford, never got untracked and finished in 10th place.

UVA's Amanda Sambach shot a final round 68 to share medalist honors with Lopez Ramirez, while Mississippi State's Hannah Levi finished one back at 12-under. A final round 68 sent Isabella McCauley of Minnesota to Grayhawk as the qualifying individual.

The teams: 1. Mississippi State; 2. Oregon; 3. Vanderbilt; 4. Iowa State; 5. Virginia; 6. Tulsa; 7. Tennessee; 8. Michigan; 9. Oregon State; 10. Xavier (Big East Conference); 11. Lipscomb (Atlantic Sun Conference); 12. Morehead State (Ohio Valley Conference).

Five advancing teams: 1.Mississippi State (-19); 2. Oregon State (-17); 3. Vanderbilt (-16); 4. Virginia (-15); 5. Tulsa (-9).

Outside the cutline: 6. Iowa State (-4); t-7. Xavier (-1); Tennessee.

Co-medalists: Julia Lopez Ramirez; Mississippi State (-13; 67-66-70-203); Amanda Sambach, Virginia (-3; 69-66-68-203).

Advancing individual: Isabella McCauley, Minnesota (-7; 74-67-68-209).

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Pullman Regional
Palouse Ridge Golf Club; Pullman, Wash.
A track meet broke out at the Pullman Regional where Stanford (-50) shattered the NCAA Regional record by 17 strokes and tied the school's 54-hole tournament scoring record. Rose Zhang finished off a wire-to-wire victory with a 7-under 65 to capture medalist honors by four shots over teammate Sadie Englemann (-15), who did not make a bogey over 54 holes of play at the Palouse. It's the 11th win of Zhang's collegiate career, tying her with Tiger Woods, Patrick Rodgers and Maverick McNealy for most wins in school history. Zhang accomplished the feat in just 19 starts, while Woods took 26, Rodgers 35 and McNealy 45 to earn their 11 wins.

The low round of the day belonged to Kentucky's Laney Frye, who carved up Palouse Ridge with a 9-under 63 to lead a valiant final-day charge by the Wildcats, which shot 17-under on the day but fell two strokes shy of fifth place. Kentucky finished 16-under for the tournament, which was a score good enough to win four of the other five regionals.

The teams: 1. Stanford; 2. Baylor; 3. Southern California (Pac-12 Conference); 4. Clemson (Atlantic Coast Conference); 5. Kentucky; 6. Texas Tech; 7. Houston; 8. North Carolina; 9. UNLV; 10. Sacramento State (Big Sky Conference); 11. Cal Poly (Big West Conference); 12. Green Bay (Horizon League).

Five advancing teams: 1. Stanford (-50); 2. Clemson (-33); USC (-26); Baylor (-23); 5. Texas Tech (-19).

Outside the cutline: 6. Kentucky (-16); 7. Sacramento State (-9); 8. Houston (-7).

Individual medalist: Rose Zhang, Stanford (-19; 64-68-65-197).

Advancing individual: Tiffany Lee, UC Riverside (-14; 65-71-66-202).

Results: NCAA Division I Women's Championship
1CARose ZhangIrvine, CA150072-67-71-68=278
T2SpainLucia Lopez-OrtegaSpain100068-69-71-71=279
T2CACatherine ParkIrvine, CA100071-64-71-73=279
4AustraliaMaddison Hinson-TolchardAustralia70066-70-74-70=280
T5TXMichelle (Yunxuan) ZhangPlano, TX70072-72-67-70=281

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ABOUT THE NCAA Division I Women's Championship

30 teams and 6 individuals not on a qualifying team make up the field for the championship of NCAA Division I women's golf.

After 72 holes of stroke play, the individual champion is crowned, and the low 8 teams advance to match play to determine the team champion.

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