Lady Eagles’ Ray earns spot in NCAA Super Regional
INDIANAPOLIS – Carson-Newman senior Erica Ray (Maryville, Tenn.) has earned a spot as an individual qualifier to play in the 2012 NCAA Division Women's Golf Super Regional, held May 6-8 in Pace, Fla. at Stonebrook Golf Club.
Ray qualified as one of the region's top four individuals not on one the tournament's nine qualifying teams.
The senior was a second team All-South Atlantic Conference selection in her final season at C-N. Ray finished third at the Flagler Fall Slam in late October against a field that included a number of the nation's Top 10 teams. She added a 10th place finish at the Agnes McAmis Memorial in early April.
Ray is joined by Armstrong Atlantic State's Jenna Birch, Columbus State's Kimesha Anthony, and Mount Olive's Valentina Urquiola.
The 54-hole Super Regional includes nine qualifying teams, as well as four individuals not on qualifying teams. The three low teams from the Super Regional, as well as the low three individuals not on the teams advancing, will compete at the NCAA Division II Championships in Louisville, Ky. on May 16-19. Super Region Two includes teams from the Conference Carolinas, Gulf South Conference, Peach Belt Conference, South Atlantic Conference and Sunshine State Conference.
The University of West Florida is hosting the event.
The 2012 NCAA Division II Women's Golf Championships will be held May 16-19, at Persimmon Ridge Golf Course, Kentucky.
South Region Individuals:
1. Jenna Birch, Armstrong Atlantic State
2. Kimesha Anthony, Columbus State
3. Valentina Urquiola, Mount Olive
4. Erica Ray, Carson-Newman
South Region Teams:
1. Nova Southeastern
2. Florida Southern
6. Saint Leo
7. UNC Pembroke