When South Carolina was knocked out in the first round of the SEC Match Play championship it was reasonable to think it could have also dropped the top-ranked Gamecocks out of the top seed in the NCAA Women’s championship.
While South Carolina’s early exit from the SEC Championship was disappointing it didn’t register with the NCAA selection committee which has installed the Gamecocks as the top-seed in the tournament.
Led by SEC individual champion Pauline Roussin-Bouchard the Gamecocks have been assigned to play in the Louisville Region.
Also assigned to the regional, to be played at the Louisville Golf Club, is the College of Charleston the winner of the Colonial Conference championship.
Furman lost out to East Tennessee State for the SoCon team title and did not get an at large bid, but three Furman golfers were selected to compete in the Louisville regional.
SoCon Freshman of the Year Anna Morgan was Furman’s top golfer during the season and will have her season extended into the NCAA tournament. She will be joined by Madison Moosa and SoCon individual champion Sarah-Eve Rheaume.
USC Upstate’s Beem Pabsimma won the Big South individual title and earned a trip to the tournament.
The Spartan golfer will be the first Upstate woman’s golfer to play in the NCAA Championship when she begins play in the Louisville Region.
Clemson will compete in the Columbus, Ohio Regional at the Ohio State Golf Club.
The Tigers have been seeded sixth in the region that features the ACC Champions from Duke as the top seed.
Coastal Carolina will play in the Columbus Regional and is the 15th seed.
NCAA Women’s Regional play will begin at four sites beginning on May 6th.
The NCAA Men’s tournament regional assignment is scheduled to be broadcast on the Golf Channel on May 5th.