|NCAA COLUMBUS REGIONAL|
|Time|| Monday, May 8 18 holes
6:30 a.m. (CDT) start
6:30 a.m. (CDT) -- Andersen
6:39 a.m. -- Tibiletti
6:48 a.m. -- Reijers
6:57 a.m. -- Thothong
7:06 a.m. -- Harm
Wednesday, May 10 18 holes
|Location||Scarlet Course --
Ohio State Golf Club
6,416 yards Par 72
|Season Stats||Season Statistics|
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The University of Houston Women's Golf program opens NCAA play when it tees off at the NCAA Columbus Regional on Monday morning on the historic Scarlet Course at Ohio State Golf Club.
The Cougars earned their third straight trip to the NCAA Regionals after posting three top-five team finishes, including third-place showings at the American Championships (April 16-18) and MountainView Collegiate (March 10-12).
This marks the first time in school history that the Cougars will compete on the 6,416-yard, par-72 Scarlet Course. First-Round play begins at 6:30 a.m. (CDT) Monday.
Fans can follow live scoring from the NCAA Columbus Regional by visiting Golfstat.com and following the appropriate links or by clicking here.
The Cougars compete as the No. 11 seed in the 18-team NCAA Columbus Regional. Houston will face No. 1 seed Florida, No. 2 seed Florida State, No. 3 seed South Carolina, No. 4 seed Arkansas, No. 5 seed Colorado, No. 6 seed Texas A&M, No. 7 seed Purdue, No. 8 seed and host Ohio State, No. 9 seed Michigan, No. 10 seed San Jose State, No. 12 seed Louisville, No. 13 seed Wisconsin, No. 14 seed Kentucky, No. 15 seed, Old Dominion, No. 16 seed Delaware, No. 17 seed Missouri State and No. 18 seed Cleveland State.
Loy Hee Ying (East Tennessee State), Camila Serrano (FIU), Michaela Fletcher (Memphis), Emma Albrecht (Notre Dame, Kate Smith (Nebraska) and Emie Peronnin (Minnesota-Twin Cities) will compete as individuals at this Regional.
NCAA REGIONAL HISTORY
This marks the third straight season in which the Cougars will compete in NCAA Regional play.
A year ago, the Cougars finished seventh at the NCAA Baton Rouge and fell only two strokes shy of advancing to the NCAA Championships as a team for the first time in school history.
Harm tied for seventh at the NCAA Baton Rouge Regional and competed as the 2016 NCAA Championships as an individual, the first Cougar representative to compete at the nation's top collegiate meet.
Leonie Harm -- Leads team with 72.37 scoring average and 14 rounds of par or better... 2016-17 All-American Athletic Conference Team member... Two-time American Athletic Conference Golfer of the Week (March 15, Feb. 22) in 2016-17... Making her second appearance in NCAA Regional play... Was Houston's first NCAA Championships participant in school history after tying for seventh at 1-under 215 at the 2016 NCAA Baton Rouge Regional... Opened American Athletic Conference Championships with school-record-tying 66 and finished third at 4-under 212... Was her second straight top-nine showing at American Championships... Tied for eighth at Clemson Invitational with score of 1-under 215 on March 31-April 2... Tied her own school record with 66 in Second Round at Clover Cup and tied for team lead with score of 216 to finish 12th... Finished second at MountainView Collegiate with score of 9-under-207 on March 10-12... Opened that tournament with a school-record 66, bettering previous low round by two strokes... Captured first title of her career with a score of 218 at the Texas State Invitational on Feb. 13-14 at The Bandit Golf Club in New Braunfels, Texas... Native of Gerlingen, Germany, and product of Privatgymnasium St. Leon Rot.
Megan Thothong -- 74.63 average with six rounds of par or better... 2016 All-American Athletic Conference honoree... Will become first Cougar in school history with three NCAA Regional appearances... Tied for 42nd at 2016 NCAA Baton Rouge Regional and tied for 46th at 2015 NCAA San Antonio Regional... Fired three straight rounds of par or better to earn a season-best sixth-place finish at 2-under 214 at American Athletic Conference Championships... Tied for 26th at Clover Cup with score of 221 after shooting 69 in Second Round... Tied for 16th at Texas State Invitational with score of 228... Competed in U.S. Amateur Championship in August 2016 for the second straight season... Native of Dallas and product of Plano West Senior High School.
Ivon Reijers -- 74.61 average and third on team with six rounds of par or better... Making her NCAA Regionals debut... Tied for 12th at Clover Cup after firing back-to-back 71s in final two rounds (March 17-19)... Made her collegiate debut at season-opening Mason Rudolph Championships on Sept. 16-18... Opened and closed that tournament with even-par rounds of 72 and tied for 18th with score of 219... Native of Barcelona and product of Maristes and Redlands Community College.
Courtney Tibiletti -- 75.46 average with four rounds of par or better... Making her NCAA Regionals debut... Tied for 13th at 220 at American Athletic Conference Championships for second top-15 showing of the season... Tied school record with 66, thanks to 10 birdies, in First Round at Clover Cup... Tied for 21st at that tournament with score of 220... Tied for 11th at the Bearkat Invitational (Oct. 3-4, 2016) with a score of 222... Native of Huntsville, Texas, and product of Huntsville High School.
Allie Andersen -- 74.46 scoring average and second on team with 10 rounds of par or better... Making her NCAA Regionals debut... Fired three straight rounds of par or better to tie for fifth at 5-under 211 at Clemson Invitational on March 31-April 2 at The Reserve at Lake Keowee... Posted a 69 in Second Round at Clover Cup... Fired three straight rounds of par or better to lead the Cougars and tie for 11th at the Jim West Challenge on Oct. 9-10 at The Club at Carlton Woods in The Woodlands, Texas... Joined Cougars in 2016-17 after competing for first two years at Colorado State... Native of The Woodlands, Texas, and product of The Woodlands High School.
For the First Round, the Cougars will compete in groups with San Jose State and Louisville, beginning at 6:30 a.m. (CDT) Monday off No. 10.
Andersen will start the day for the Cougars at 6:30 a.m. (CDT) Monday with Tibiletti (6:39 a.m. CDT), Reijers (6:48 a.m. CDT), Thothong (6:57 a.m. CDT) and Harm (7:06 a.m. CDT) following.
LAST TIME OUT
The Cougars took their first step in the postseason with a third-place finish at the American Athletic Conference Championships on April 16-18 on the Conservatory Course at Hammock Beach Golf & Spa Resort. It was the third straight season in which Houston finished among the Championships' top-three leaders.
The top six teams and the top three individuals not on those teams advance to the NCAA Championships on May 19-24, hosted by Northern Illinois at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove, Ill.
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