Big Rapids, Mich. - For the 12th consecutive year, Ferris State University will be represented at the NCAA Division II Women's Golf Super Regionals as the Bulldogs earned a postseason berth to the 2013 East Super Regional as announced Monday (April 29) by the NCAA-II Women's Golf Committee.
FSU will make its 12th straight NCAA-II Regional Tournament appearance after making its debut back in the 2001-02 season with a third-place showing. To date, the Bulldogs have won a regional tourney twice (2003-04 and 2006-07) while attaining runner-up honors on four occasions (2004-05, 2005-06, 2007-08, and 2008-09).
Ferris State is among nine teams who will playing in the 2013 East Super Regional from May 5-7 at the Joliet Country Club in Joliet, Ill. Lewis University will be hosting the East Super Regional Tournament.
The Bulldogs, who are coached by sixth-year head coach Mike Mignano, are seeded fifth among the East Region teams. Indianapolis is the top seed while California (Pa.) and Grand Valley State are the second and third seeds, respectively. Ashland is fourth and FSU is seeded fifth. The remainder of the East Region field is comprised of sixth-seed Findlay, seventh-seed Missouri-St. Louis, number eight seed Southern Indiana along with ninth-seeded Drury (Mo.). Four individuals will also take part.
Last season, Ferris State placed tied for sixth overall in the 2012 NCAA-II East Regional Championships in Findlay, Ohio.
Ferris State previously earned second-place honors at the 2009 NCAA-II East Regional as a result of generating a three-round 960-stroke total at the Cedarbrook Golf Course in Belle Vernon. The Bulldogs, who qualified for the national tournament with their runner-up performance in '09, recorded rounds of 320, 321, and 319 to finish 96 strokes over par and second to regional champion Grand Valley State (918, +54).
Each super regional will consist of both team and individual competition conducted concurrently with nine teams and four individuals from non-qualifying teams at each site. All participants will compete throughout the 54 holes of competition. The top three teams along with the top three individuals not affiliated with a team from each super regional, will advance to the national championships.
The 2013 NCAA Division II Women's Golf Championships will be held May 15-18, at LPGA International in Daytona Beach, Fla. The championships will consist of both team and individual competition conducted concurrently. All participants will compete throughout the entire 72 holes of competition. In the team competition, the low four scores for each team will count in each day's total score. The number of participants that qualify for the finals is 72.
Ferris State placed third overall at this past weekend's (April 26-28) GLIAC Championships hosted by Tiffin University in Bowling Green, Ohio. The Bulldogs led the event heading into the final day of competition before finishing third behind GVSU and Ashland.
The Bulldog women's golf team will join the Ferris State men's golf team in NCAA Regional action this coming week. The Bulldog men received their 11th-straight national tournament berth over the weekend.