April 29, 2013
BERKELEY - Head coach Nancy McDaniel's women's golf team earned its 14th consecutive bid to the NCAA Regionals after it was announced that California will head to the NCAA West Regional hosted by Stanford from May 9-11.
The tournament will be held at the Stanford Golf Course with a field of 24 teams competing for the right to become one of eight teams that will advance to the NCAA National Championships. California was an at-large bid to the NCAA Regionals.
Cal has advanced out of the regional and qualified for the National Championship seven times, including 2011 when the Bears finished 5th at the East Regional and went on to finish 12th at the National Championships. The Bears' best finish at the Regionals came in 2003 when the team won the Central Regional. Last season, Cal placed ninth at the West Regional, falling three strokes shy of advancing.
The Bears have twice competed at the par-71, 6,051-yard Stanford Golf Course this season, finishing 16th with an 893 at the Stanford Intercollegiate in October before taking second at the Peg Barnard Invitational with a two-round score of 582 in the spring opener in February.
Eight teams and the top two individuals not on those eight teams will advance from the three Regionals. The NCAA National Championships will be held May 21-24 in Athens, Ga.
NCAA West Regional
USC (Pac-12 Champion)
Pepperdine (West Coast Conference Champion)
Denver (WAC Champion)
UNLV (Mountain West Champion)
San Jose State
Harvard (Ivy League Champion)
Kent State (Mid-American Conference Champion)
Northern Arizona (Big Sky Champion)
North Dakota State (Summit League Champion)
Long Island (Northeast Conference Champion)