Freshman Violeta Retamoza (Aguascalientes, Mexico) led UT golfers with a 231 (82-74-75) to tie for 24th, while team captain Jessica Shepley (Oakville, Ontario, Canada) carded a 47th-place tying 238 (78-78-82). Junior Tai Perry (Unionville, Pa.) tied for 59th-place with a 240 (78-76-86), while classmate Mary Jan Fernandez (Henderson, Nev.) carded a 243 (84-81-78) to tie for 72nd-place. Rookie Golda Johansson (Lund, Sweden) rounded out the Lady Vol effort with an 88th-place 248 (83-78-87).
Lady golfers finish 18th
California toyed with the Firethorn Golf Course and the rest of the field to capture the regional title by 20 shots with an 897 (292-292-313). Kent State, Texas, Purdue, Nebraska, Wisconsin, Florida and Tulsa move on to West Lafayette, Ind., for the culminating event of the season, while Kansas State‚s Christine Boucher and Texas A&M's Nicole Melton earned berths at the championship as unattached players. Individually, Wisconsin's Katie Connelly fired a 217 (71-70-76) to claim the NCAA Central Regional medal.
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