Fuenfstueck Set To Compete at NCAA Shoal Creek Regional
CHARLESTON, S.C. – College of Charleston junior Laura Fuenfstueck (Langen, Germany) will compete as an individual at the 2016 NCAA Division I Women’s Golf Shoal Creek Regional hosted by the University of Alabama on May 5-7 in Shoal Creek, Ala.
It marks the ninth time in the last 11 years, the Cougars have been represented at NCAA Regionals – six times in team competition and three times with an individual. Former greats Stephanie Kirchmayr and Leigh Whittaker previously qualified for regionals in 2008 and 2011 respectively.
Fuenfstueck, who made six Top-15 finishes this season, is one of six individuals at the Shoal Creek Regional next to Yupaporn Kawinpakorn of Kansas, Fatima Cano of Troy, Emily McLennan of Chattanooga, Sathika Ruenreong of Toledo and Pornvipa Sakdee of Kansas.
“Of course, I would have preferred to travel with my team, but I’m super excited to be playing at Shoal Creek (as an individual),” said Fuenfstueck, a two-time Colonial Athletic Association Women’s Golfer of the Year honoree. “It is an outstanding golf course. I’ve made some adjustments after conference tournament play and I’m really looking forward to be playing in a very strong field.”
Teams competing at the Shoal Creek Regional include host Alabama, Northwestern, Oklahoma State, Cal, Iowa State, Florida State, Tennessee, Missouri, Purdue, Notre Dame, Vanderbilt, Clemson, Michigan, Middle Tennessee State, New Mexico State, Eastern Kentucky, Oakland and Alabama State.
“Laura has definitely earned the opportunity to play at the NCAA Regionals,” CofC Head Coach Jamie Futrell said. “If she plays well, she has a chance to make it to nationals.”
A total of 384 participants have been selected for regional competition. Of these players, 132 will advance to the championships finals.
The three other regional sites include Baton Rouge, La. (Host LSU), Bryan, Texas (Host Texas A&M) and Stanford, Calif. (Host Stanford). The Top 6 teams and Top 3 individuals will advance from each of the four regional sites.
The 2016 NCAA Division I Women’s Golf National Championships will be hosted by the University of Oregon and held on May 20-25 at Eugene County Club in Eugene, Ore. The final three days of the championship will be televised live by the Golf Channel.
Tee times will be split tees off the No. 1 and No. 10 for each round beginning at 7:30 a.m. (CT) / 8:30 a.m. (ET). Live scoring will be available at www.Golfstat.com.