“I look forward to being part of the Atlanta community and building on the growth and momentum that Allison and her team have experienced during her tenure as executive director,” Urban said.
The Tour Championship will take place from August 24-28.
UGA women head to Albuquerque area
The No. 27-ranked Georgia women’s golf team has been assigned to the NCAA Albuquerque Regional, which begins Monday. The 12-team group will play 54 holes on the University of New Mexico course, with the top four teams advancing to the national championship.
Georgia won the Columbus Regional in 2021 and Jenny Bae was the medalist.
Georgia played one tournament in desert conditions this season, the Clover Cup in Mesa, Arizona. The Bulldogs tied for sixth and Jo Hua Hung shot 67 on the final day.
“I know regional is in New Mexico, but it’s still golf in the desert,” Georgia coach Josh Brewer said. “We spent a week training and preparing, so hopefully that pays off.”
Kennesaw State golfer earns NCAA spot
Kennesaw State’s Alizee Vidal has been invited to compete as an individual in the NCAA Women’s Championship. She will compete in the Tallahassee Regional at the Seminole Legacy Golf Course.
A junior from France, Vidal earned an automatic bid after winning the ASUN Championship at Valdosta. She is the second player in program history to qualify as an individual. Vidal has four top-10 finishes in 10 events for the Owls this season and was second in stroke average at 73.96.
Vidal is one of 36 selected for the regionals. The top two individuals not on a progressing team will earn a spot at the national championships, May 20-25 in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Three Georgia men’s teams in the Division III tournament
2-ranked Emory, No. 11 Piedmont and No. 15 Oglethorpe are among 43 teams that will compete in the NCAA Division III Men’s Championships at the Mission Inn Resort in Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla., from May 10 to 13.
Emory and Piedmont each received a general offer, and tournament host Oglethorpe advanced by winning the Southern Athletic Association tournament.
Emory women are first seeds in Division III
Emory will be the No. 1 seed for the NCAA Division III Women’s Championship at Bay Oaks Country Club in Houston, May 10-13. The Eagles advanced for the second straight year and finished seventh in 2021.
Emory has won five tournaments and finished second in another. The team broke the tournament record at Jekyll Island Collegiate by 33 strokes. Freshman Ellen Dong has one win and three top 10s, second Irene Wang has one win and two top 10s, and freshman Sharon Mun has one win and three top fives.
Sarah Hsu of Oglethorpe, a two-time All-American selection, will compete as an individual.
Arrowhead team advances in State Parks Cup
A team from Arrowhead Pointe Golf Course at Richard Russell State Park is the latest to qualify for the Georgia State Parks Golf Cup.
Garrett Stone, Jake Miller, Joe Miller and Reese Miller teamed up to shoot 56 on the course at Elberton and advance to the championship round. They won a playoff with Eli Roland, DJ Foust, Graham Farmer and John Kubu, who also shot 56.
Qualifiers advance to the season-ending championship at Laura S. Walker State Park Lake Golf Course in Waycross on May 21. Winners win an all-expenses-paid trip to the Brasstown Valley Resort in Young Harris.