Katie Futcher Qualifies for NCAA East Regional Golf Championships
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. ¨C The NCAA Division I Women's Golf Committee recently announced the teams and individuals selected to play in this year¡¯s Regional championships. Penn State women¡¯s golfer Katie Futcher (Woodlands, Tex.) was selected as an individual qualifier for the NCAA East Regional in Baton Rouge, La.
In all, 21 teams and three individuals were selected to play in the East Regional. Futcher was the top ranked golfer not on a qualifying team, earning her an individual bid.
The junior has been Penn State¡¯s top golfer all season, winning three tournaments and finishing in the top ten in eight out the ten tournaments she competed. If the season ended today, her stroke average of 74.52 per round would be the best single season average in school history by almost a full stroke.
Futcher recently earned All-Big Ten honors after placing 10th at the Big Ten Championships. In blustery conditions, she managed to climb from 26th place after two rounds to 10th with two stellar rounds of golf. She is the third Nittany Lion to earn All-Big Ten honors.
The East Regional will begin Thursday, May 9th and conclude Saturday, May 11th. All rounds will begin at 8:30 a.m. (ET) with one round being played each day.
Eight teams and two individuals from each region will advance to the National Championship May 21-24 at Washington National Golf Club in Auburn, Wash.
Team and Individual Qualifiers for East Region: Auburn Duke Georgia Tennessee Vanderbilt Florida South Carolina Wake Forest Furman North Carolina LSU Tulane Mississippi State Memphis Texas A&M UCF Alabama South Florida North Carolina State Yale Jackson State Katie Futcher, Penn State Camilla Hilland, Miami (Fla.) Jessica Lewis, James Madison --LIONS--