April 25, 2014
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (seminoles.com) - The 24 teams and six individual participants who will compete in the NCAA Division I East Regional Women's Golf Championships at SouthWood Golf Club will be announced on Monday, April 28 at 6:00 p.m. on the Golf Channel. The 54-hole event is May 8-10 at one of the premier golf courses in the state of Florida. It marks the first time Florida State University will host the event.
The NCAA Championships field of 72 teams and 18 individual who will compete to advance to the finals site at the Tulsa Country Club in Tulsa, Okla. will be announced on the Golf Channel. The field will be seed into three regionals: at Florida State, at Oklahoma State and at the University of Washington.
The Seminoles are expected to be selected to play in the field of 72 for the school-record ninth consecutive season. As the host school for the event, the Seminoles will play in the regional in Tallahassee in hopes of advancing as one of the top eight teams who will play in the championship finals at Tulsa.
Amy Bond, a Florida State alumnus who returned to her alma mater as the Seminoles' head coach in 2010, will lead the team into the NCAA Championships for the fourth consecutive year.
Florida State has won one event this year (the Web.com Intercollegiate) and has finished in the top six in the team standings in six of its 10 events. The Seminoles have been ranked as high as 22nd in the nation and are currently ranked 32nd nationally by GolfStat. Freshman Matilda Castren, who has enjoyed one of the finest freshman seasons in the history of the Seminole women's golf program, is the 16th overall ranked golfer in the nation, the fourth highest ranked golfer in the ACC, the fourth highest raked freshman in the nation and the second highest ranked freshman in the ACC.
SouthWood Golf Club is an extraordinary facility created by The St. Joe Company and one of the most celebrated layouts in Florida. Named one of the Top 35 New Courses in America by Golf Magazine and among America's Best New Courses by Golf Digest, SouthWood wows golfers from across the country. SouthWood was also named one of the Top 50 Courses for women by Women in Golf Magazine and voted Tallahassee's Best Golf Course by Tallahassee Magazine. Masterfully designed by PGA Tour legend Fred Couples and his renowned design partner, architect Gene Bates, SouthWood Golf Club is an upscale public facility nestled among rolling hills, pastureland, and ancient oak trees draped in Spanish moss.