College golf’s championship season rolls on to regionals this week, with the women first to play.
The four regional championship sites each feature 18 teams and six individuals (72 teams and 24 individuals, total), with play beginning Monday, May 10 and ending Wednesday, May 12. The top six teams (24 total) and the low three individuals (12 total) not on a qualifying team from each regional will advance to the NCAA Division I Women’s Championship at Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale, Arizona, May 21-26.
Below you’ll find a recap, as well as a breakdown of what to watch for from each regional as play concludes from all four sites.
Baton Rouge Regional
At noon on Monday, NCAA officials deemed the course unplayable due to heavy overnight and morning rain and postponed the first round of the Baton Rouge Regional. The current plan is for a 10 a.m. Tuesday morning shotgun start, but according to LSU's website, "Decisions regarding the amount of holes to be played Tuesday and how many rounds that can be completed before the end of the tournament on Wednesday is still to be determined." https://twitter.com/LSUWomensGolf/status/1391807602854662149
Team leader: Florida State. Individual leaders: T-1 Amelia Williamson, Florida State; T-1 Emilie Paltrinieri, UCLA; T-3 Beatrice Wallin, Florida State; T-3 Lauren Hartlage, Louisville. The hook: Florida State made a statement on Monday. Call it a Florida State-ment. After the first round the Seminoles were the lone team under par in Louisville, led by junior Amelia Williamson who sits T-1 on the individual leaderboard at 4 under with UCLA sophomore Emilie Paltrinieri. If the cut was today: 1 Florida State, T-2 Michigan State, T-2 UCLA, 4 Louisville, 5 South Carolina, 6 Auburn. What to watch for tomorrow: The current teams inside the top six are what you'd expect, with a few favorites on the outside looking in. No. 15 Texas is just one shot outside of qualification, with Arkansas two back at T-8. Both teams fancy themselves national title contenders, and they'll need strong bounce-back rounds on Tuesday. https://twitter.com/FSUGolf/status/1391822612540633089