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Lady Rams receive at-large bid to NAIA National Tournament

KANSAS CITY, MO – The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics has officially announced the qualifiers, pairings and tee times for the 2019 NAIA Women’s Golf National Championships. The 25th annual event will take place at Lincoln Park Golf Course in Oklahoma City, Okla., May 14-17.

Texas Wesleyan received an at-large bid Thursday to their fifth-straight NAIA National Championship after Oklahoma City captured the Sooner Athletic Conference Tournament and its automatic qualifying position. At-large teams were determined using the final regular-season Coaches’ Top 25 Poll. The Rams took home the No. 15 spot.

First round play begins on Hole No. 1 on May 14 at 7:30 a.m. EDT with Keiser (Fla.), Cumberlands (Ky.) and Taylor (Ind.). All 30 teams have a scheduled tee-time either in the morning or afternoon on each of the first two days. TXWES will start with a group that includes Oregon Tech and individual Julissa Grosspietsch from Menlo College of the Golden State Athletic Conference. The Lady Rams will start on hole 10 at approximently 8:14 a.m.

The 156-player field consists of 19 automatic qualifying teams, which won their respective conference, independent or unaffiliated group tournament, 11 at-large berths and six individual qualifiers.

In just the program’s seventh year, TXWES women’s golf has become a staple at the national tournament. The team has finished as high as 4th in 2016, led by Jacey Patton, who took home an 11th place finish that season, the best individual finish at nationals in team history. 

For media coverage of the entire tournament, the national championship will be captured in a video daily recap, available for free on the NAIA Facebook page. Highlights, interviews and more can be seen by 8 p.m. CDT each day. ramsports.net will have daily coverage of how Texas Wesleyan is fairing. Live scoring can be found here.

Article from ramsports.net

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