Nov. 1, 2012
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (seminoles.com) - Florida State will host the NCAA East Regional Championship as part of the NCAA Division I Women's Golf Championship May 8-10, 2014 at SouthWood Golf Club in Tallahassee. The Seminoles will serve as one of three sites for the regional championships and will host an NCAA regional championship for the first time in school history.
Southwood, one of the top courses in the state of Florida, is quickly growing accustomed to hosting collegiate events. The club has hosted the Seminole Men's Intercollegiate the past two seasons, will host the event again in 2013 and will host the inaugural Seminole Women's Match-Up Tournament Feb. 15-17, 2013.
"The opportunity to host an NCAA Regional Championship is a huge honor for our school and our program," said head coach Amy Bond. "We are thankful to the administration at Florida State along with Beth Murphy and her staff at SouthWood for making this commitment to our program. We are also thankful to the NCAA for thinking so highly of the golf community in this area and in the southeastern United States to bring one of their premier events to Tallahassee."
SouthWood was named one of the Top 35 New Courses in America by Golf Magazine and among America's Best New Courses by Golf Digest. 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. It was designed by PGA Tour legend Fred Couples.
Oklahoma State University and Karsten Creek Golf Club will host the NCAA Central Regional Championship and the University Washington will host the West Regional Championship at Tumble Creek at Suncadia Resort. The top eight teams from each of the three regional championships will advance to the NCAA Championship Finals at the Tulsa Country Club hosted by the University of Tulsa.