TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (seminoles.com) – The Florida State Golf Program and Seminole Legacy Golf Course will host the NCAA Women’s Division I Regional Golf Championship in Tallahassee May 9-11. With the Seminoles placed as the No. 3 seed in the region, the 12 teams and six individuals that will compete in the region have been revealed by the NCAA.
Florida State sets school record 16and back-to-back NCAA Regional Championship appearance. The Seminoles have played in each of the 11 tournaments that have been played during head coach Amy Bond’s 12-year tenure at Florida State. Florida State captured its first-ever NCAA Regional Championship in 2021 when it captured the title at the Louisville Regional Championship in 2021 and finished in the top three in each of the last five regional championships.
No. 3 Florida State will face (1) South Carolina, (2) UCLA, (4) Ole Miss, (5) Illinois, (6) Mississippi State, (7) Miami (Fla.), (8) ) Denver, (9) UNF, (10) College of Charleston, (11) Georgia Southern, (12) Quinnipiac in the three-day 54-hole championship
The six people who will compete for two spots in the NCAA Championship Finals are Letizia Bagnoli (Florida Atlantic), Melanie Green (USF), Olivia Schmidt (Arkansas State), Berta Sanchez (Jacksonville State), Alizee Widal (Kennesaw State) and Victoria Schroedl (Fairleigh Dickinson).
The top four teams from each of the six regionals (24 teams total) and the top two individuals (not on a progressing team) will advance from each regional venue to the NCAA Championships, to be held for the second consecutive year at Grayhawk Golf. Club (Raptor Course) in Scottsdale, Arizona, May 20-25.
“We are thrilled to host the 2022 NCAA Tallahassee Regional and show off the Seminole Legacy Golf Course, which we believe is one of the best college golf courses on campus,” said Head Coach Amy. Jump. “We welcome an exceptional group of teams and individuals from across the country.
“The format is different from recent years with only four teams advancing from each regional to national championships,” Bond said. “Our players are confident and excited to be playing at home where they sleep in their own beds and play on a course they know very well. There will definitely be some great golf played and we hope many fans will come to support us during the three days.
Florida State enters the NCAA Tallahassee Regional Championship after finishing second in the ACC Championship at The Reserve at Pawley’s Island. The Seminoles finished second in stroke play and beat the ever-powerful Duke in the match play semifinals before falling to Wake Forest in the championship game.
Florida State No. 13, which has been ranked in the top 25 in the nation throughout the season, has won two tournament championships this year. The Seminoles (men’s and women’s teams combined) won the championship at the first Barbara Nicklaus Classic in the fall and won the championship at the Moon Invitational (in February). Florida State has finished in the top five in six events this year, including a second-place finish at the Florida State Match Up at the Seminole Legacy Golf Course.
The Seminoles are led by seniors Beatrice Wallin and Amelia Williamson (both of whom will compete in the third NCAA regional championship) as well as sophomores Charlotte Heath and Alice Hodge (who will compete in the regional championship for the second time in their careers ).
Florida State is hosting the NCAA Regional for the third time. The Seminoles also hosted in 2014 and 2018.
“I’m beyond excited to be able to host a regional competition while at Florida State,” Williamson said. “It’s always nice to have the privilege of playing in front of our home supporters and it’s certainly not overlooked. Staying in our own apartments and cooking our own meals is also a good feeling.
NCAA Tallahassee Regional Championship (teams, ranked in order of top seed): (1) South Carolina, (2) UCLA, (3) Florida State, (4) Ole Miss, (5) Illinois, (6) Mississippi State, (7) Miami (Florida), (8) Denver, (9) UNF, (10) College of Charleston, (11) Georgia Southern, (12) Quinnipiac.
NCAA Tallahassee Regional Championships (Individual): Letizia Bagnoli (Atlantic Florida), Melanie Green (USF), Olivia Schmidt (Arkansas State), Berta Sanchez (Jacksonville State), Alizee Vidal (Kennesaw State), Victoria Schroedl (Fairleigh Dickinson).
NCAA Women’s Golf Regionals in Tallahassee
2014, East Regional, Southwood Golf Course, May 8-10, Florida State, tied 11th
2018, Tallahassee Regional, Don Veller Seminole Golf Course, May 7-9, Florida State, 2n/a Place
Florida State Regional Finishes
1999, East Region (Blythewood, SC), 5and
2001, East Region (Chapel Hill, North Carolina), DNF
2002, Regional Center (East Lansing, Michigan), 17and
2003, East Region (Clemmons, NC), 8and
2004, East Regional (Howey-In-The-Hills, Florida), 4and
2006, East Region (Bryan Park, North Carolina) T4and)
2007, Central Regional (Baton Rouge, La.), T11and
2008, Central Regional (Austin, Texas), T8and
2009, East Region (Gainesville, Florida), 15and
2010, Central Region (Columbus, Ind.), Q6and)
2011, Central Regional (Daytona Beach, Florida), T8and
2012, Central Region (Columbus, Ohio), T10and
2013, West Regional (Stanford, CA), 19and
2014, East Regional (Tallahassee, Florida), T11and
2015, San Antonio Regional Championship, T10and
2016, Shoal Creek Regional Championship, 2n/a
2017, Columbus Regional Championship, 3rd
2018, Tallahassee Regional Championship, 2n/a
2019 Auburn Regional Championship 2n/a
2020, no championship
2021, Louisville Regional Championship, 1st