NCAA Play Monday

Vanderbilt opens regional action at Traditions Club in Bryan, Texas

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The 20th-ranked Vanderbilt women’s golf team opens NCAA postseason play Monday at the Bryan Regional hosted by Texas A&M. The 54-hole regional will be played at the par-72, 6,376-yard Traditions Club in Bryan, Texas.

The Commodores are making their sixth-consecutive appearance in the NCAA Women’s Golf Regionals and the 24th trip in program history.

“This week is the reason we get up early for workouts, practice for hours on the range and stay on the putting greens until dark – the chance to play postseason golf,” said head coach Greg Allen.

The Vanderbilt lineup for the Bryan Regional is led by senior Virginie Ding who finished tied for 8th at the SEC Championships last month. Tillie Claggett, Ava Merrill, Lynn Lim and Celina Sattelkau will once again complete the five-player lineup for the Dores. Sara Im will be the alternate for the week.

Vandy is aiming for a return to form to open the postseason after a 10th-place finish at the SEC Championships. The Dores have advanced to the NCAA Championships in each of the last two seasons.

“I’m really proud of how our young ladies have handled the last few weeks,” said Allen. “We were obviously disappointed after the SEC Championships but they have done a nice job of moving on and getting ready for this next step.

“Our focus this week will be to embrace everything that comes with an NCAA Regional and play hard from start to finish,” Allen continued. “No one is going to hand it to us, so we need to come out ready to fight for what we believe is ours. We need to play with determination and be resilient.”

Vanderbilt enters the Bryan Regional as the No. 4 seed. The Commodores will compete against LSU, Texas A&M, Clemson, SMU, Ohio State, Maryland, Iowa State, Texas State, Sam Houston, Sacred Heart and Little Rock. The top five teams at the regional will advance to the NCAA Championships in Carlsbad, California, on May 17-22.

The Dores are slated to tee off the opening round on the back nine at 8 a.m. on Monday alongside 5-seed SMU and 6-seed Ohio State. Live scoring for the regional is available on Golfstat.