Mavs enter fresh era of golf success
The Mesa State College women’s golf team has three freshmen, but the entire team, including the coach, will be experiencing a first.
Although the Mavericks begin play in their second NCAA Division II Super Regional tournament in school history today, it will be the first for the five members of the team.
The three-round Super Regional tournament continues through Wednesday at Westwood Ho Country Club in Sioux Falls, S.D.
“With nothing to go on historically, I don’t know,” Mesa State coach Scott Hansen said. “It will be a new experience for us all to take in. We’ve been up and down all season. We’ve got a lot of room for improvement. I’m hoping for one tournament we get everybody playing well. I’d love to see them all, not necessarily set the world on fire, but play more closer to their potential.”
The Mavericks are the fifth seed in the nine-team tournament.
The top three teams along with the top three individuals not with a team advance to the NCAA Division II national championships next week in Findlay, Ohio.
Mesa State enters the tournament with an average team round of 335.06, which is sixth best among the regional teams.
Top seed Upper Iowa has an average round score of 317.50, Concordia-st. Paul (Minn.) averages 321.50 and Minnesota State-Mankato averages 330.30.