Two International Junior Golf Academy (IJGA) alumnae–Regina Plasencia (Senior, Arkansas) and Kelly Whaley (Freshman, UNC)–will be competing in the 2016 NCAA Women’s Golf Championships! This year’s Championships will be held at Eugene Country Club in Eugene, Ore., on May 20-25. The top six teams (and three individuals not on a qualifying team) from each of the four regional competitions advanced to the Championships. For live scoring, click here.
All 24 teams will compete in 54 holes of stroke play on May 20-22. The top 15 teams will then advance for an additional round of stroke play on May 23. The top eight teams will then advance to match play. Both the quarter and semifinal matches will be played on May 24. The final match play round will be played on May 25. Golf Channel will provide live tournament coverage May 23-25. For more information about the broadcast schedule, click here.
Whaley has competed in all 10 tournaments for the Tar Heels this season and has the second best stroke average on the team (75.47). She tied for 10th at the ACC Championship, hosted at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, N.C., on April 15-17.
Plasencia has competed in all 10 tournaments for the Razorbacks this season and her season stroke average is 73.93. Her best finishes were T3 at the Powerade Cougar Classic (September 13-15) and T4 at the LSU Tiger Golf Classic (March 20-22).
Best of luck to both Kelly and Regina!