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DU golf teams shoot for NCAA tournament

The DU men’s and women’s golf teams will compete in their respective NCAA tournaments this week.

The women’s golf team is competing in its eighth consecutive NCAA tournament. This year, they will be taking aim at schools in regional action in Gainesville, Fla., at the Mark Bostick Golf Course. They’ll tee off against University of North Carolina and Duke on May 7.

Junior Stephanie Sherlock leads the Pioneers with a 73.41 scoring average this season and will attempt to improve on her performance from last year, when she tied for 14th at the NCAA regional championships.

The women won their record sixth-straight Sun Belt Conference championship this season to secure their trip to the regional tournament.

A total of 324 teams are playing in the regional competition. Of those players, 126 will advance to the championship finals. Eight teams and two individuals will advance from each regional to the championship finals, held May 14.

Denver has advanced the NCAA championship finals the past two seasons, including a sixth-place finish last season.

For the seventh consecutive year, the DU men’s team will participate in the tournament.

Their regional tournament will be held in Stillwater, Okla., at the Kasten Creek Golf Club May 14–16.

“I am really happy with the selection by the committee and our team is very excited to play as such a challenging venue,” says head coach Eric Hoos. “It’s a difficult course that will test all aspects of your game, and I believe that our guys are ready to compete.

Denver will be competing against 13 other teams, including Pepperdine, Northwestern, Michigan State and Texas Christian University.

The top five teams from each regional tournament will advance to the NCAA Championships in Toledo, Ohio, hosted by the University of Toledo, May 26–30.

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