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GREENSBORO, N.C. -- A league-record 10 Atlantic Coast Conference teams have earned bids to the 2016 NCAA Women’s Golf Regionals, the NCAA Golf Selection Committee announced Monday on its annual selection show.
The 10 regional invitations eclipse the league’s previous best of nine set a year ago. All 10 ACC teams will begin the three-day, 54-hole NCAA Regional competition on May 5.
Fifteenth-ranked Virginia, which captured its second-straight ACC Championship a week ago in Greensboro, was named the No. 4 seed in the Stanford Regional hosted by Stanford University. The Cavaliers will be joined out West by No. 10 seed and 39th-ranked Wake Forest and 45th-ranked North Carolina, which earned the regional’s No. 12 seed.
Fourth-ranked Duke, which finished third at the ACC Championship, was named the No. 1 seed in the Baton Rouge Regional, which will be hosted by LSU at the University Club in Baton Rouge, La. The Blue Devils will be joined by 30th-ranked and eighth-seeded NC State.
Three ACC teams – No. 22 Florida State, No. 40 Notre Dame and No. 47 Clemson - are slated to participate in the Shoal Creek Regional hosted by the University of Alabama at the Shoal Creek Club in Shoal Creek, Ala. The Seminoles are seeded sixth, the Irish 10th and the Tigers 12th.
Louisville, ranked 38th nationally, and No. 43 Miami will play in the Bryan Regional, hosted by Texas A&M at the Texas Traditions Club in Bryan, Texas. The Cardinals are seeded 10th while the Hurricanes are regional’s No. 11 seed.
The ACC tied with the SEC for most teams in the field with 10, while Pac-12 was third with nine teams.
A total of six teams and three individuals not from those teams, will advance from each Regional to the NCAA National Championship, which is slated for May 20-25, at the Eugene County Club in Eugene, Oregon.
NCAA Regional Field
Shoal Creek Regional
The Shoal Creek Regional will be played at Shoal Creek Club in Shoal Creek, Ala. Alabama will serve as the host institution.
Participating Schools: 1. Alabama, 2. Northwestern, 3. Oklahoma State, 4. California, 5. Iowa State, 6. Florida State, 7. Tennessee, 8. Missouri, 9. Purdue, 10. Notre Dame, 11. Vanderbilt, 12. Clemson, 13. Michigan, 14. Middle Tennessee State, 15. New Mexico State, 16. Eastern Kentucky, 17. Oakland, 18. Alabama State
The Bryan Regional will be played at Traditions Club in Bryan, Texas. Texas A&M will serve as the host institution.
Participating Schools: 1. UCLA, 2. Georgia, 3. Arizona, 4. Kent State, 5. Furman, 6. Texas A&M, 7. TCU, 8. Texas, 9. SMU, 10. Louisville, 11. Miami (FL), 12. Tulane, 13. Campbell, 14. Indiana, 15. Texas State, 16. Delaware, 17. Lamar, 18. Quinnipiac
Baton Rouge Regional
The Baton Rouge Regional will be played at University Club in Baton Rouge, La. LSU will serve as the host institution.
Participating Schools: 1. Duke, 2. Florida, 3. Arizona State, 4. Washington, 5. Oregon, 6. South Carolina, 7. East Carolina, 8. NC State, 9. Houston, 10. BYU, 11. Augusta, 12. LSU, 13. New Mexico, 14. Denver, 15. Harvard, 16. North Florida, 17. Wichita State, 18. Fairleigh Dickinson
The Stanford Regional will be played at Stanford Golf Course. Stanford will serve as the host institution.
Participating Schools: 1. USC, 2. Arkansas, 3. Stanford, 4. Virginia, 5. UNLV, 6. San Diego State, 7. Texas Tech, 8. Ohio State, 9. Colorado, 10. Wake Forest, 11. Michigan State, 12. North Carolina, 13. Pepperdine, 14. San Jose State, 15. UC-Riverside, 16. Idaho, 17. Richmond, 18. Se-ton Hall