Kent State Heads to Central Regional for NCAA Women?s Golf

Updated 4/26/2011

Story courtesy of Kent State Athletic Communications

Fresh off their 13th consecutive Mid-American Conference team title, the Kent State women's golf team will be one of 24 teams to participate in the Central Regional for the 2011 NCAA Women's Golf Tournament.

The Golden Flashes will play the Warren Golf Course in South Bend, Ind. The University of Notre Dame is the host institution. Kent State has already played on the Warren Course this season when the Golden Flashes finished second in a field of 13 teams at the Notre Dame Invitational Oct. 2-3.

This is the 11th consecutive NCAA regional appearance for Kent State, which is in its 13th season for women's golf.

Kent State is the 11th seed in the regional. UCLA, Duke, LSU, Arkansas and Wake Forest are the top five seeded squads.

The top eight teams from each regional advance to the NCAA Championship at Traditions Golf Course in College Station, Texas, May 18-21.

Last season, the Golden Flashes advanced out of the Central Regional to advance to their fourth NCAA Championship appearance in program history.

Led by two-time MAC Golfer of the Year Martina Gavier (Cordoba, Argentina), the Golden Flashes boast one of the deepest teams in program history. All five golfers earned all-conference laurels Sunday, while each golfer was in the top 15 at the 2011 MAC Championship.

The teams competing in the Central Regional are as follows: Arkansas, Butler, Chattanooga, Duke, East Carolina, Illinois, Illinois State, Kent State, LSU, Michigan, Minnesota, Morehead State, North Texas, Northwestern, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma State, Stanford, Texas, Tulane, UCLA, UNLV, Wake Forest and Wisconsin.