Helliesen Finishes Tied For 25th At NCAA Regional
May 13, 2006
Browns Summit, N.C. - Senior Heidi Helliesen carded four-over par 76 and finished tied for 25th at the 2006 NCAA Women's Golf East Regional. The 54-hole event began Thursday and ended Saturday and was contested at Bryan Park Golf Club (par 72, 6,386 yards).
The Pirates as a team finished 19th after firing a final round 308 to finish with a 54-hole score of 916 (313-295-308) closing out the 2005-06 with their third appearance in the NCAA Regionals.
Tennessee took the team title after shooting an even par total of 864. LSU finished second six strokes behind. California fired a 10-over 874 and placed third with Florida State and Arizona State each four shots behind tied for fourth. Auburn finished sixth at 15-over par.
A playoff was needed to decide the eighth and final spot between Alabama and Virginia. The Tide won the sudden death play-off on the first hole with four pars compared to three pars and a bogey for the Cavaliers.
Tennessee's Marci Turner captured the individual title after shooting a three-under par 69. Turner had a 54-hole total of 209, seven-under par. Arizona State's Alissa Kuczka shot a second consecutive round of four-under par 68 to finish second with a five-under par, 211.