CSU's Prendergast, Secor Invited to Women's Golf Regional
Katrina Prendergast and Ellen Secor of Colorado State received at-large invitations to the NCAA Women’s Golf Regional May 7-9 in Austin, Texas. The pair are among 24 individuals to advance to the regional at the University of Texas Golf Club.
Prendergast will be making her third-consecutive appearance in the NCAA Regionals, receiving an at-large bid. In 2016 she was the first Ram since 2012 to make the NCAA Regionals, and finished in the top third of the West Regional. A freshman at the time, she carded a 10-over 223 and led the 96-player field one-third of the way through action.
Last season as a sophomore, she again finished in the upper-third of the NCAA Lubbock Regional. She moved up four spots during the final round to finish tied for 32nd with a six-over par 222, which ranked second among the six golfers competing as individuals. Her final score of 222 tied a school record set by Brianna Espinoza in 2012.
The junior led Colorado State this season with a 73.61 stroke average, 10 finishes in the top-10, including winning the UC Irvine Invitational.
Secor will be making her postseason debut. The sophomore concluded the season with a 74.21 stroke average, and finished with seven top-10 finishes, including a season-best second place finish at the Gold Rush with a one-under par 215. She began the season with a three-under par 213 at the Ptarmigan Ram Classic, which was her best score of the season.
The regional will includes 18 teams from Arkansas, Texas, Michigan State, Florida, Auburn, Oklahoma, Houston, Miami, Baylor, Texas A&M, BYU, East Carolina, Texas Tech, Virginia Tech, UTSA, Georgetown, Houston Baptist, Missouri State
In addition to Prendergast and Secor, individuals invited to the regional were Brigitte Dunne (SMU), Xiaolin Tian (Maryland), Greta Bruner (TCU), andFaith Summers (SMU)
The top-three individuals not affiliated with the six advancing teams from the 18-team regional field will advance to the NCAA Championship, which takes place May 18-23 at Karsten Creek Golf Club in Stillwater, Oklahoma.