Women’s golf selected to NCAA tournament

The UK women’s golf team was selected to the 2011 NCAA Golf Championships this week, according to a UK Athletics release. The Cats were placed in the East region of the tournament, which will be held in Daytona Beach, Fla.

UK is one of 72 schools selected for the tournament with 24 schools seeded into one of the three regions, including the East region, the Central region and the West region.

The selection clinches UK’s 16th postseason appearance in the program’s history, and the second postseason appearance by the Cats since 2000.

“I’m really excited about making the field,” UK first-year head coach Golda Johansson Borst said in the release. “This really shows that the hard work we’ve put in all season long is paying off. I’ve said it before, I really pushed them this year and expected a lot out of them and they responded. I couldn’t be prouder.”

The East region tournament will be held from May 5-7. If UK places in the top eight in the region, they will advance to the national championships from May 18-21.