Three Big 12 women’s golf teams punched their ticket to the NCAA Championship held May 20-23 at Tulsa Country Club in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Iowa State, Kansas and Oklahoma all earned bids to the championship after finishing in the top eight of their regionals.
The Cyclones, ranked 25th nationally, shot a final-round 304 to tie for sixth at the 24-team NCAA West Regional. ISU shot a three-round 909 (300-305-304) tally. Iowa State will make their first national tournament appearance.
The Jayhawks leapt five spots with a final-round 300 (+12) and finished in a tie for fifth (899) at the NCAA Central Regional at Karsten Creek Golf Club in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Kansas’ team appearance in the NCAA Championship marks the first time since 1990 when the Jayhawks were an automatic qualifier by winning the Big Eight Championship.
The 12th-ranked Sooners qualified for the NCAA Championships for the third consecutive year by finishing in fourth place at the NCAA West Regional in Cle Elum, Washington. The Sooners carded a 21-over-par 309 Saturday to finish with a 54-hole 895 (+31).
Baylor’s Hayley Davis tied for second in the NCAA East Regional to claim an individual bid to the national championship.The top eight squads and two individuals from the three regionals earned berths to the national championship.