Cal Poly will make a return trip to Stanford Golf Course for Regionals


SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. — The Cal Poly women’s golf team returns to Stanford Golf Course for the second year in a row.

Coach Sofie AgaardThe Mustangs, back-to-back Big West Conference champions, will compete in the NCAA Stanford Regional May 9-11.

A total of 72 teams and 36 individual participants have been selected for the regional competition. Of the 396 players taking part in the six regionals, 132 will advance to the Championship Finals, with the top four teams and top two individuals (not on a progressing team) progressing from each region.

The national championships will be held May 20-25 at Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale, Arizona, hosted by Arizona State and the Thunderbirds. The last three days of the championships will be broadcast live by the GOLF channel.

Joining Cal Poly at Stanford Regional are Stanford, USC, LSU, Texas Tech, Kentucky, Iowa State, Northwestern, Purdue, UNLV, Princeton and Sacred Heart.

Other regional venues include UNM Championship Course (Albuquerque, NM), UM Golf Course (Ann Arbor, Mich.), Vanderbilt Legends Club (Franklin, Tenn.), Karsten Creek Golf Club (Stillwater, Okla.) and the Seminole Legacy Golf Club. (Tallahassee, Florida).

Twenty-seven conferences have received automatic qualification for the 2022 Division I Women’s Golf Championships.

Ole Miss is the defending national champion after winning her first NCAA Division I Women’s National Golf Championship in school history in 2021. The Rebels defeated Oklahoma State 4-1 in the championship game national at Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale.

Cal Poly earned the Big West automatic qualifying spot after winning a one-hole playoff match with Hawai’i on April 12 at San Luis Obispo Country Club.

Cal Poly and Hawai’i each claimed a share of the conference title with 903 totals. The Mustangs won the playoffs, pitting the No. 5 golfers against each other, followed by the No. 4 golfers, etc., by a count of 14-18.

In addition to the 2021 and 2022 Stanford Regionals, Cal Poly also participated in the 2017 Albuquerque Regional.