INDIANAPOLIS (April 30, 2012) - The NCAA Division I Women's Golf Committee has announced the teams and individuals selected to participate in the 2012 NCAA Division I Women's Golf Regionals and New Mexico State sophomore Demi Mak was selected to play at in the West Regional at the Colorado National Golf Club in Erie, Colorado, May 10-12.
Mak, a first team All-WAC selection and runner up at the 2012 WAC Championship is one of a total of 378 participants to have been selected for regional competition. Of these players, 126 will advanced to the championship finals with eight teams and two individuals advancing from each regional.
"I feel like I worked really hard to get here," Mak said. "It's really exciting and it seems the hard work is paying off."
Mak is averaging 75.13 strokes per round in 30 rounds of golf this season with her season low coming at the third round of the WAC Championship. Mak brought some suspense to the tournament as she attempted a comeback but fell short on the fourth hole of a sudden death playoff to place second in the tournament.
Mak was down by six stokes heading into the final day of play and carded a tournament-best 5-under-par 67 to tie the eventual WAC Champion Kayla Mortellaro of Idaho. The 67 ties the WAC record for a low in the WAC tournament, while this marks Mortellaro's second consecutive individual WAC title.
The Hong Kong native has tallied five rounds at par or better and came up with eight top 25 finishes this year, which included three top ten finishes.
Colorado National Golf Club in Erie, Colorado
3. North Carolina
5. California (Pac-12 Conference)
7. Pepperdine (West Coast Conference)
8. UC Davis (Big West Conference)
9. Oklahoma (Big 12 Conference)
10. Texas Tech
11. Tulsa (Conference USA)
12. TCU (Mountain West Conference)
13. Iowa St.
15. Denver (Sun Belt Conference)
17. New Mexico
18. Oregon St.
20. Kennesaw St. (Atlantic Sun Conference)
21. San Jose St. (Western Atlantic Conference)
22. Missouri St. (Missouri Valley Conference)
23. Northern Colo. (Big Sky Conference)
24. Jackson St. (Southwestern Athletic Conference)
1. Kayla Mortellaro, Idaho
2. Ally McDonald, Mississippi St.
3. Amy Anderson, North Dakota St.
4. Maggie Yuan, BYU
5. Brianna Espinoza, Colorado St.
6. Demi Mak, New Mexico St.