DURHAM, N.C. – Duke head coach Dan Brooks and the second-ranked Blue Devil women’s golf program awaits the NCAA Regional Selection show, which will take place Wednesday, April 24 at 5:30 p.m., live on Golf Channel and online at www.GolfChannel.com.
Seventy-two teams and 24 individuals will be selected to compete at one of four regional championships, each featuring 18 teams and six individuals, May 6-8. From regional competition, 24 teams and 12 individuals will advance to the national championships to be played May 17-22 at Blessings Golf Club in Fayetteville, Arkansas.
The Blue Devils will receive their 27th consecutive bid to play in NCAA Regional action Wednesday and will travel to either Tumble Creek Golf Club in Cle Elum, Washington, hosted by the University of Washington; Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club in Norman, Oklahoma, hosted by the University of Oklahoma; Forest Akers West Golf Course in East Lansing, Michigan, hosted by Michigan State University and Greater Lansing Sports Authority; and Saugahatchee Country Club in Opelika, Alabama, hosted by Auburn University.
The team enters regional play with two victories and seven top three placements on the season. Duke is coming off a third place finish at the ACC Championship in Greensboro, N.C., over the weekend. Junior Ana Belac and sophomore Jaravee Boonchant carded top five finishes over 54 holes. Boonchant is currently ranked No. 10 in the Golfweek Individual rankings, while Belac is 23rd and senior Virginia Elena Carta is 33rd.
Brooks has guided the Blue Devils to a NCAA Division I record 135 career wins and 20 of Duke’s 21 ACC titles. In his 35th year at Duke, Brooks has led the Blue Devils to six NCAA Championships (1999, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2014) and has taken his squad to the NCAA Regionals every year since 1993. Last year, Duke was seeded No. 1 in the Madison Regional and went on to win the regional with a three-day ledger of 850.
This year’s women’s golf championships will be broadcast for the fifth consecutive year by Golf Channel with more than 100 news and tournament hours planned again for the men’s and women’s golf championships.