Titans Off To Washington For NCAA West Regional Championships

DETROIT (5/6/2014) — The University of Detroit Mercy women’s golf team had a 6:00 a.m., flight out this morning, but none of the Titans were complaining as the squad makes its second-straight postseason trip and the third in five years to the NCAA Regional Championships.
The two-time defending Horizon League champions will take part in the NCAA West Regional, hosted by Washington at the Par 72, 6,252-yard Tumble Creek course at Suncadia Resort in Cle Elum, Washington from Thursday-Saturday, May 8-10.
The field will include Southern California, Arizona State, Oklahoma, Washington, Clemson, Wake Forest, Northwestern, Michigan State, Iowa State, Augusta, Oregon, Texas A&M, UC Davis, Denver, San Diego State, Wisconsin, Gonzaga, Notre Dame, Tennessee, Chattanooga, New Mexico, New Mexico State, and Portland State with individuals from BYU, Cal State Northridge, Fresno State, Louisiana-Monroe, San Jose State and UTSA.
Detroit won its second-straight Horizon League Championship and after setting a record with a 920 last year and a 20-stroke victory, the Titans earned this year’s title in dramatic fashion overcoming an eight stroke final round deficit to beat local rival Oakland by seven shots with a 943.
The Titans not only claimed their third team championship in the last five years, but senior Lindsey Lammers (Milan, Mich. / Milan) was the individual medalists for the second time in her career, becoming just the second player in league history to win multiple medalists honors following Lynnsey Showers of Butler in 2004 and 2005.
Joining Lammers on the All-Tournament Team was senior Christina Thorne (Kingston, Ont. / Bayridge), who was third with a 233, while junior Olivia Richards (Waterford, Ont. / Simcoe Composite) tied for 12th carding a 239. Freshman Sarah Thompson (Canton, Mich. / Plymouth) tied for 17th with a season-best 244 and junior Jessica Mallender (Amherstburg, Ont. / General Amherst) shared 27th with a career-best 253.
Prior to the Horizon League Championship, the Titans had already received a number of accolades as Lammers was the Player of the Year for the second Year in a row and is now a three-time All-League golfer. Thorne was also tabbed All-HL for the second-straight season and Richards earned her first career All-Conference honor.
Thompson became just the second Titan newcomer to win the Horizon League Freshman of the Year, while head coach Terri Anthony-Ryan was tabbed the HL Co-Coach of the Year, the third time in her career she has won that award.

The Titans will have a practice round on Wednesday and will start the regionals on Thursday with their tee time scheduled for 3:55 p.m. (EST). On Friday, UDM will begin the second round at 11:25 a.m. (EST) with the final 18 holes on Saturday based on the team’s standings after the first two rounds.
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