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YSU women’s golf in regional

The Youngstown State women’s golf team was one of 18 schools selected to participate in the NCAA Regional hosted by Ohio State at The Ohio State University Golf Club Scarlet Course in Columbus. The NCAA selection show aired on Wednesday and the Penguins will hit the links May 10-12.

Overall, 72 teams will be in action at four regional sites across the country and each will play 54 holes. It will be the second appearance in the tournament by YSU; the Penguins earned their first regional berth after winning the Horizon League title in 2015.

The top six teams and three individuals advance to the NCAA Championships which are May 21-26 at Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale, Ariz. Duke is the defending national champion.

The Penguins will compete against Duke, Arizona State, Virginia, Kent State, Georgia, Vanderbilt, Michigan, Clemson, Oklahoma, Kentucky, Illinois, New Mexico, Nebraska, Washington, Coastal Carolina, Campbell and Evansville in the regional.

Earning automatic bids in the regional were Duke, Kent State, New Mexico, Coastal Carolina, Campbell, Evansville and the Penguins.

YSU advanced to the NCAA Regional for the second time in school history by virtue of winning the Horizon League Championship on Tuesday. It was the school’s fourth title, but the second since the league received an automatic NCAA bid in 2010.

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