The top eight finishers at each of three regionals advance to the NCAA Women's Golf Championship May 23-26 in Columbus, Ohio.
"We are happy to be in the east region," says Auburn coach Kim Evans, whose team is the SEC champion. "The girls are fairly familiar with the course, but really, we would be happy to earn a bid wherever we were assigned. This is the part of the season you work towards so we are getting ready for what is ahead."
The Tigers are led by senior Maria Martinez, the SEC women's Golfer of the Year, who is number two in the national individual rankings behind Duke's Amanda Blumenherst.
Martinez had birdies on 17 and 18 to help the Tigers defend their SEC Championship last month in Nashville, Tenn. Martinez won the individual championship and followed that with another tournament victory in AU's last outing, a victory at Ohio State's touranament that was also won the by Tigers.
The teams competing in the east region and their seeds include: 1. Arizona State, 2. Auburn, 3. Tennessee, 4. Wake Forest, 5. California, 6. Vanderbilt, 7. Virginia, 8. South Carolina, 9. LSU, 10. Florida State, 11. Alabama, 12. North Carolina State, 13. Augusta State, 14. Maryland, 15. Furman, 16. North Carolina, 17. Mississippi State, 18. Campbell, 19. College of Charleston, 20. East Carolina, 21. Yale.