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Newberry women's golf earns third straight bid to NCAA Division II South Super Regional

Tournament to be held May 6-8 at Stonebrook GC in Pace, Fla.

INDIANAPOLIS - The Newberry College women's golf team has earned a bid to the 2012 NCAA Division II South Super Regional Tournament as announced by NCAA officials Monday afternoon.

The marks Newberry's third straight berth in the Super Regional tournament, one of the toughest competitions in all of college sports. Of the nine teams in the tournament, none are outside of the top 21 nationally in the GolfStat head-to-head rankings. Only three of those teams will advance to the national tournament. Newberry is ranked No. 9 in the GolfStat rankings.

The tournament is a three-day, 54-hole tournament held at the Stonebrook Golf Course in Pace, Fla. Stonebrook has hosted numerous college golf tournaments, including NCAA regional championships in 2004 and 2006 and the Division II women’s golf national championships in 2007. Not only is Stonebrook one of the premier courses in the Florida panhandle, but it is also a hometown course for PGA stars Bubba Watson and Boo Weekley.

The South Super Regional is one of four super regionals. Each of the four 54-hole super regionals will include nine qualifying teams, as well as four individuals not on qualifying teams. The three low teams from each super regional, as well as the low three individuals not on the teams advancing, will compete at the NCAA Division II Championships in Louisville, Ky., on May 16-19.

Super Region Two includes teams from the Conference Carolinas, Gulf South Conference, Peach Belt Conference, South Atlantic Conference and Sunshine State Conference. This Super Region has produced the Division II National Champion every year since the division began awarding championships in 2000.

The South Atlantic Conference champion Wolves are on pace to set a school record for the lowest scoring average in a season, averaging 310.9 strokes per round. SAC Golfer of the Year and SAC Tournament champion Maria Luz Besio (Buenos Aires, Argentina) is on pace to set the SAC and school records for career and season stroke average. Besio has earned medalist honors in three consecutive tournaments and had seven top 10s this year.

For more information on the tournament, click here.

Stonebrook Golf Course, Pace, Fla..;
hosted by West Florida
Team GolfStat Rank
Nova Southeastern 1
Florida Southern
Saint Leo 13
UNC Pembroke 11 
Tusculum 21 
Jenna Birch Armstrong
Kimesha Anthony Columbus State
Valentina Urquiola Mount Olive
Erica Ray Carson Newman
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