Georgia golf is in a full postseason mode for both the men’s and women’s programs are fighting to make it back to the NCAAs. Well, the women were the first to do so as they made it to their second straight and 24th overall NCAA Championship.
On Wednesday, the ladies fought hard on the final day to post a 2-over 290 in their NCAA Albuquerque regional to advance with an overall 2-over 866 score through 54 holes.
That score saw Georgia’s ladies finish third at the New Mexico’s Championship Course and, for the first time since 2006-09, will make back-to-back appearances.
The top three teams were Oregon, who won the regional. Texas was the runner-up, three strokes behind the Ducks, and the Dawgs were three strokes behind the Longhorns.
Georgia golf sees its women advance to the NCAA Championship tournament.
This spring hasn’t always been the greatest for these ladies, but their performance in New Mexico shows what kind of potential they have.
Jenny Bae led the Dawgs and finished second in the individual portion of the regional. She shot a 5-under 213 through the 54-hole event. Right behind her in third place was Candice Mahé at 3-under 215 as she tied with a trio of girls.
This finish was the second-straight top-5 finish in regional play as she tied for fifth last year.
Georgia golf not only has a strong men’s program but women’s too. This NCAA performance will be their 24th overall appearance, including four national championships.
These ladies know how to win, and this group has a lot of potential to make a deep run at this year’s NCAA tournament.
The NCAA Championships will be in Scottsdale at Grayhawk Golf Club on May 20-25, and it starts with a 54-hole stroke play event. After that portion of the play, the field gets cut to the top-15 teams and top nine individual players who advanced on teams that didn’t.
That group will compete in the fourth round of stroke play, determining the individual national champion. Then the field will break down to the top-8 teams entering a match play bracket with the quarterfinals and semifinals on May 24 and the finals on May 25.
Georgia looks to win their second team national championship and potentially their fourth individual title. Now the men will look to advance to the NCAA Championships as well.