April 30, 2002|
Farrell Advances to the NCAA Tournament
Katie Farrell (Princeton) got the call to play in the NCAA Division II East Regional. Unfortunately, she is the lone Cougar to make the trip.
SIUE Coach Larry Bennett's team was not among the top six in the region when play completed. Farrell's numbers, however, gave her an individual bid to the tournament.
Farrell is averaging a team-best 83.5 strokes per round. She competed in every tournament but one this season. Farrell set school records earlier this season for 18-hole score (75 at the Illinois Wesleyan Inv.) and shared the school record for 36-hole score with teammate Deanna Bock (Edwardsville) at 156 during the Illinois Wesleyan Inv.
The 36-hole tournament begins Friday at Perry Park, Ky. Farrell joins Findlay's Renee Hoskins and Lewis' Liz Schweihs as the individuals selected. The teams selected for the East Regional are Longwood, Northern Kentucky, Indianapolis, Grand Valley State, Ferris State and Quincy.
The top two teams and the top two individuals not with a team from each regional advance to the 2002 NCAA Division II Women's Golf Championships on May 15-18 at The Meadows Golf Club in Allendale, Mich.