Brigitte Thibault impresses at NCAA Division I Women’s RegionalsWritten by Golf Canada
Brigitte Thibault of Rosemère, Que. shot even-par on 54 holes at the 2019 NCAA Division I Women’s Golf Regional this week. Thibault competed as an independent at the event, and narrowly missed advancing to the season ending Final Championships.
Four regional tournaments were conducted from May 6-8 to determine the field for the Final Championships. A total of 384 participants were selected for regional competition. Of these players, 132 advanced to the Championships. Six teams and three individuals advanced from each regional.
Here is the official list of Canadians who played, represented in three of four regional sites:
- East Lansing Regional
Name Hometown Position Mary Parsons (Indiana University) Delta, B.C. T61 (+14) Sydney Naro (Michigan State University) Toronto, Ont. T89 (+26) Phoebe Yue (UCLA) West Vancouver, B.C. T82 (+21)
- Norman Regional
Name Hometown Position Kathrine Chan (Pepperdine University) Richmond, B.C. 85 (+20) Naomi Ko (North Carolina State) Victoria, B.C. T-90 (+29)
- Auburn Regional
Name Hometown Position Brigitte Thibault (Fresno State)* Rosemère, Que. T11 (E) Sarah-Eve Rhéaume (Furman University) Québec, Que. T51 (+9)
*Brigitte Thibault is an individual qualifier.
The national championships will be May 17-22 at The Blessings Golf Club in Fayetteville, Arkansas hosted by the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. The final three days of the championships will be televised live by the Golf Channel.
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