LIU Brooklyn Women's Golf Will Head to Penn State for NCAA East Regional
2012 NEC Women's Golf Champions LIU Brooklyn Will Head to State College
Brooklyn, NY - The LIU Brooklyn women's golf team is headed to State College, Pa. to play at the Penn State Blue golf course for the NCAA East Regional. The announcement was made Monday night on ncaa.com.
The event, which takes place May 10-12, will feature top teams like Alabama, Arizona State, and Atlantic Coast Conference champions Duke. Eight teams and two individuals will advance from each regional to the championship final May 22-25.
LIU took the Northeast Conference title in comeback fashion, overcoming a nine-stroke deficit. In her first season as a Blackbird, freshman Cristina Felip secured the individual title after firing rounds of 73-70-72. Three other golfers shot under 80 on the final day: senior Anna Palsson, freshman Alice Boothroyd and freshman Brianna Maynard.
The win marks a successful season for the squad as well as first year head coach Natalie Desjardins, earning a pair of team tournament wins during the spring season at the Lonnie Barton Invitational and MU Hawk Invitational.