Auburn Selected To Host 2013 NCAA Women's Golf East Regional
Sept. 16, 2011
AUBURN - Auburn University and the Auburn University Club have been selected as one of three host sites for the 2013 NCAA Women's Golf Regional Championships, the NCAA announced Thursday. The NCAA East Regional will be held at the AU Club, May 9-11, 2013.
Auburn was informed of the announcement Thursday and will be a regional site along with the University of Oklahoma (Central) and Stanford University (West). The 2013 NCAA Women's Golf Championship will be held at the University of Georgia Golf Course in Athens, Ga.
"We are excited about the opportunity to host the 2013 NCAA Women's Golf East Regional at Auburn University Club," said Auburn Director of Athletics Jay Jacobs. "The Auburn University Club is a fantastic golf course, and we certainly look forward to hosting a great event and showing our famous hospitality to our guests. This is a great opportunity for Auburn University and the community at large."
It marks the second time Auburn has hosted an NCAA Regional and the third time to host an NCAA event. Auburn hosted the 1996 NCAA East Regional and the 2004 NCAA Championship on the Lake Course at Grand National in Opelika, Ala.
"The Auburn University Club is a championship-caliber golf course and we could not be more excited to host," said Auburn head coach Kim Evans. "Auburn has a tradition of hosting great championships, and it is a feather in the cap of our event staff and sport administrators that the NCAA would choose us because when we take on an event, we do it first class.
"We hosted the SEC Championship last year and it was a great event. We got to see a team step up and play great on its home course and we expect to do the same thing again."
This will be the second NCAA Regional for the AU Club as it hosted the 2003 NCAA Men's East Regional. Recently, it has also been the host course for the 2011 SEC Women's Golf Championship and Auburn's Derby Invitational. The par 72, 18-hole golf course was opened in 1999 and designed by Bill Bergin, a four-time All-SEC selection and member of Auburn's 1981 SEC Championship team. It plays at 7,259 yards from the back tees.
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