UE Women's Golf Headed to the Buckeye State for NCAAs

The University of Evansville women's golf team will open their first-ever NCAA Tournament at Ohio State.

Posted: Apr 28, 2021 2:44 PM
Updated: Apr 28, 2021 7:45 PM

Set to take part in its first-ever NCAA Division I Women’s Golf Championship, the University of Evansville women’s golf team is heading to the Columbus Regional, which will be hosted by Ohio State University.

The OSU Golf Club – Scarlet Course will host the tournament from May 10-12 with a single round played each day. Each round features start times between 8 a.m. and 10:48 a.m. ET with play beginning on the #1 and #10 tees.

Evansville clinched its spot in the field with last week’s exciting victory at the Missouri Valley Conference Championship in St. Charles, Mo. The Purple Aces defeated Northern Iowa in a sudden death playoff hole to finish with the victory. Along with the team success, senior Sophia Rohleder earned the individual championship, joining Kayla Katterhenry as the only UE players to do so in program history.

“It’s everything I can imagine and more. It really did not set in until now, but it’s a great feeling,” Rohleder said. “I’m so excited and just ready to play again.”

A watch party was held for the team on Wednesday afternoon during the selection show, which was carried live by the Golf Channel. The UE program played a large role in the show, including a live shot of the team during the introduction of the show, a live interview with head coach John Andrews as well as video of the team reacting to their pick.

“It means a lot to me and Coach (Jim) Hamilton. He built this program and this is what it has been leading up to for a long time,” Andrews exclaimed. “The tournament will be the same: they will still play 18 holes and the golf ball will be the same size. We’re just playing against bigger competition. We’re going to go out and play golf.”

Columbus was one of four regions in the championship with each site hosting 18 teams and six individuals. Duke is the top seed in UE’s region.

COLUMBUS REGION:

1 – Duke

2 – Arizona State

3 – Virginia

4 – Kent State

5 – Georgia

6 – Vanderbilt

7 – Michigan

8 – Clemson

9 – Oklahoma

10 – Kentucky

11 – Illinois

12 – New Mexico

13 – Nebraska

14 – Washington

15 – Coastal Carolina

16 – Campbell

17 – Evansville

18 – Youngstown State

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It was another cool, though overall pleasant day across the Tri-State - after only seeing temperatures dive as low as 22° early this morning, peak temperatures ended up climbing a few degrees higher than Thursday's; that being said, Evansville’s high temperature of 27° Was still 15° below average for this time of the year. As for the evening ahead, temperatures will gradually fall for 23° around dinner time back down to 19° by10 PM. A weak northerly wind flow most of the night paired with our crystal clear skies will cause temperatures to of fall back down into the mid to low teens once again - Evansville's anticipated low temperature of 12° will mark or coolest since the morning of January 7th.
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