Lions Earn Third Consecutive Bid to NCAA Division II Women’s Golf Championship

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SAINT LEO, Fla. —
Proving themselves for the third straight year, the ninth-ranked Saint Leo women's golf team has earned a bid to participate in the 2012 NCAA Division II Women's Golf Championship, announced Monday afternoon. 

The NCAA Division II Women's Golf Committee has selected the 36 teams and 16 individuals that will compete in this year's post-season push, with Saint Leo getting a nod as the No. 6 seed amongst the nation's toughest competition.

The Lions will compete with eight other teams from the NCAA's South and Southeast Regions, including top-seed and defending National Champion Nova Southeastern University.  NSU and Saint Leo bookend a field of six Sunshine State Conference schools to participate in this year's tournament, with Florida Southern, Lynn, Rollins, and Barry earning the second through fifth seeds, respectively.

This year's South Region super regional competition is slated to take place on May 6-8 at the Stonebrook Golf Course in Pace, Fla., hosted by the University of West Florida.  Each Super regional will consist of both team and individual competition, with nine teams and four individuals from non-qualifying teams at each site.  All participants will compete throughout the 54 holds of competition, with the top three teams and top three individuals from each super regional will advance to the championships.

The 2012 NCAA Division II Women's Golf Championships will be held May 16-19, at Persimmon Ridge Golf Course in Louisville, Ky. The championships will consist of both team and individual competition conducted concurrently. All participants will compete throughout the entire 72 holes of competition. In the team competition, the low four scores for each team will count in each day's total score. The number of participants that qualify for the finals is 72.

Fans will be able to stay up-to-date on all of the Lions' post-season action by visiting saintleolions.com, as well as by visiting the tournament website hosted by the University of West Florida.  Live scoring will be available online at GolfStat.com, and the direct link will be available on the first day of the tournament on West Florida's tournament page.

SOUTH REGION
at the Stonebrook Golf Course, Pace, Fla.; hosted by West Florida
TEAMS  
Nova Southeastern  
Florida Southern  
Lynn  
Rollins  
Barry  
Saint Leo  
UNC Pembroke  
Newberry  
Tusculum  
SOUTH INDIVIDUALS SCHOOL
Jenna Birch Armstrong
Kimesha Anthony Columbus State
Valentina Urquiola Mount Olive
Erica Ray Carson Newman