May 02, 2019
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NM STATE HEADED BACK TO NORTHWEST FOR NCAA REGIONAL
Four days after winning its record ninth WAC women's golf championship, NM State found out where their journey to the NCAA Championships will begin as the Aggies will travel back to the Pacific Northwest and Cle Elum, Wash. for the NCAA Regionals, beginning on May 6.
The Aggies, led by individual medalist and WAC Player of the Year Dominique Galloway and Coach of the Year Danny Bowen, pulled even with Seattle U heading into the final hole and eventually won a playoff against the Redhawks to earn the trophy.
Joining NM State at the Cle Elum regional will be top overall seed Southern California, championship host Arkansas, South Carolina, Northwestern, regional host Washington, Miami (Fla.), Oregon, San Jose State, Oregon State, Old Dominion, Iowa State, San Diego State, UCF, Ohio State, Sacramento State, Boston University and Southern Illinois.
The Aggies will be the 16th seed at the regional and will play with Boston U and Southern Illinois to open the competition at Tumble Creek Golf Course at Suncadia Resort.
In addition to the Cle Elum regional, competition will also take place in Norman, Okla., Auburn, Ala., and East Lansing, Mich. Each regional will include four 54-hole competitions. The three lowest-scoring individuals and six lowest-scoring teams will advance to the finals.
The NCAA Championships will be held on May 17-22 at The Blessings Golf Club in Fayetteville, Ark.
POSTSEASON HONORS ANNOUNCED
The 2018-19 All-WAC teams have been named following a vote of the WAC's nine head coaches. NM State's Dominique Galloway was named WAC Player of the Year, Grand Canyon's Payton Fehringer was named WAC Freshman of the Year and NM State's Danny Bowen was named WAC Coach of the Year.
Galloway earns honors after winning the WAC Championship last week at Oakbrook Golf Club in Lakewood, Wash. In addition, she had one of the top stroke averages in the conference this season at 73.9 through 29 rounds played. In 11 tournaments played, she had six top-5 finishes, including two medalist honors. Her low round of the season was a 3-under-par 68 at the Red Rocks Invitational in late March. 14 of her 29 rounds were at or below par.
Fehringer was named WAC Freshman of the Year after averaging 75.14 strokes per round during her initial collegiate season. She posted a top-10 finish at the Fresno State Classic in early April, carding a 3-under-par 69 for her best round of the season.
Bowen earns his first WAC Coach of the Year honor after guiding the Aggies to their ninth WAC women's golf title in his second season as head coach after serving five years as an assistant. A 2007 graduate of NM State, he helped the men's golf program win four tournaments, including two conference championships. Bowen was a three-time conference first team honoree and was also invited to participate in the NCAA West Regional Golf Tournament as an individual on two separate occasions.
Galloway also earned first-team All-WAC honors. Joining her on the first team are NM State's Pun Chanachai, Utah Valley's Carly Dehlin Hirsch, Grand Canyon's Siri Patchana and California Baptist's Erica Wang.
Fehringer headlines the All-WAC second team and is joined by teammate Courtney Vogel, California Baptist's Jocelyn Chee Yi Man and Yifei Wang, Utah Valley's Kaylee Shimizu.