Lady Vols golfers placed in East Regional

The Tennessee women’s golf team has a place in the NCAA East Regional May 9-11 in Auburn, Ala, the NCAA announced Monday night.

A field of 72 teams and 18 individuals were selected for the NCAA field, which will consist of three 54-hole regional tournaments, determining which teams advance to the 72-hole NCAA Championship, May 21-24 in Athens, Ga.

This is the 21st consecutive NCAA tournament selection for the Lady Vols, who have competed at an NCAA regional every year since the program started in 1992-93.

“I am proud of this team for being selected for the 21st straight time,” coach Judi Pavon said. “Heading to Auburn for the East Regional will be an easy trip for us, so we are happy about that.”

“... Some of the players have competed there before and I have coached at the course many, many times, so we will know how to get ourselves prepared in the next week.”

A top-eight regional finish at the Auburn University Club would send the Lady Vols to their fifth straight NCAA Championship and their ninth appearance in 10 years.

Tennessee was seeded 11th in the region based on six top-10 tournament finishes.

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