May 6, 2013

Women's Golf selected to NCAA Division III Championship field

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.–The 18th-ranked Birmingham-Southern women's golf team has been chosen as an at-large selection to play in the 2013 NCAA Division III Women's Golf Championship.

The Panthers placed second two weekends ago in the 2013 Southern Athletic Association Championship, seven strokes behind No. 8 Centre, who also received an at-large bid. Since the SAA is a new conference, winners of the championships do not yet receive automatic bids to the national tournaments. Eleven conferences have automatic qualifications, while BSC was one of 10 teams to be selected on an at-large basis.

BSC and Centre were the only two SAA teams to make the field, while Sewanee's Emily Javadi, who won the SAA individual crown, was selected to play as an individual.

The championships will be conducted May 14-17 at the Baytowne Golf Course at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort in Destin, Fla. No. 1 Methodist University, who has won 13 consecutive national titles, will serve as host. The championships will consist of both team and individual competition conducted concurrently. The tournament consists of 72 holes of play over four days of competition. In the team competition, the low four scores from each team for each day will count in the team's total score.

TEAMS

  1. University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
  2. Methodist University
  3. Claremont McKenna-Harvey Mudd-Scripps Colleges
  4. DePauw University
  5. Williams College
  6. George Fox University
  7. Washington University in St. Louis
  8. University of Texas at Tyler
  9. Centre College
  10. Illinois Wesleyan University
  11. Middlebury College
  12. St. Olaf College
  13. Southwestern University (Texas)
  14. Birmingham-Southern College
  15. Olivet College
  16. University of Wisconsin, Stout
  17. Wartburg College
  18. Otterbein University
  19. Franklin College
  20. Carroll University (Wisconsin)
  21. Concordia University (Wisconsin)

INDIVIDUALS

  1. Emily Javadi, University of the South
  2. Sharon Li, Ithaca College
  3. Elizabeth Cheng, Hollins University
  4. Emily Guthrie, Whitworth University
  5. Catherine Wagner, University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire
  6. Doyle O'Brien, University of St. Thomas (Minnesota)