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Ohio State makes its 14th-consecutive appearance in an NCAA regional
 
COLUMBUS, Ohio The Ohio State women’s golf team has earned the No. 12 seed in the 2008 NCAA West Regional, the NCAA selection committee announced Monday. Sacramento State will host the 54-hole regional May 8-10 on the Lincoln Hills Golf Club, Orchard Course in Lincoln, Calif. The Buckeyes are making their 14th-consecutive appearance at an NCAA regional; it is the first time they have competed in the West regional since 2004 when they also played in California.

“We are against a good field,” Therese Hession, Ohio State head coach, said. “When you get in the NCAAs, you need to play well wherever you go. We are excited about to the opportunity and look forward to a solid tournament to get to Albuquerque.”

The West regional consists of 21 teams and three individuals, including fellow Big Ten member Michigan State. Making up the rest of the field is Southern California, Arizona State, Arkansas, Arizona, Oklahoma State, California, Stanford, BYU, Tulsa, North Carolina, San Jose State, Oklahoma, Oregon, UNLV, UC Davis, UC Irvine, Fresno State, Oral Roberts, Portland State and individuals Mallory Blackwelder of Kentucky, Danielle Cvitanov of San Francisco and Emily Powers of Kansas.

A total of 324 participants have been selected for regional competition. Of these players, 126 will advance to the championships finals. The Top 8 teams and two individuals from the three regional sites will advance to the 2008 NCAA Championships, held May 20-23 at the University of New Mexico Championship Golf Course in Albuquerque, N.M.