May 13, 2000
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
Jordan Lintz concluded her four-yearplaying career at the University of Wyoming in style on Saturday at the NCAAWest Regional. While the senior from Rapid City, S.D., didn't quite reachher goal of advancing to the NCAA Championship, she did fire a final round73, one-over par, on Saturday to move into a tie for 38th place in the fieldof the top 126 women's collegiate golfers in the Western United States.
Lintz's final round 73 was her best round of the three-daytournament and moved her up 17 spots, from 55th to 38th. Only 16 of the 126competitors shot a lower round than Lintz on Saturday. She finished with a54-hole total of 226, 10-over par. Eleven teams and three individuals areguaranteed to move on to the NCAA Championships from the West Regional.Lintz was vying for one of the three individual berths. The threeindividuals who advanced, along with the top eleven teams, were Maria Bodenof Oklahoma State, who shot a 213 and finished third overall, CarrieSummerhays of Brigham Young, who shot a 217 to tie for sixth place, andKristen MacLaren of UTEP, who finished ninth at 218.
Miriam Nagl of Arizona State won the individual title with aseven-under par total of 209. The University of Arizona won the team titleby five strokes over San Jose State. Arizona tallied a 12-over par teamscore of 876, while San Jose State finished at 17-over par 881. The WestRegional was played at the Karsten Golf Course on the campus of ArizonaState University in Tempe, Ariz.
"Jordan played a great round today," said UW women's golf coach JillJohnson. "I told her after her round that she should be proud of the wayshe represented our program this year, because I know the University and thepeople of Wyoming are proud of her accomplishments.
"Jordan held her own with some of the best players in the countrythis week, and she earned our program some excellent recognition. Herperformance made people aware that we can play some pretty good golf inWyoming. It was very exciting to see her play at this level of competitionthis week. Jordan has been a pleasure to coach. I can't say enough aboutthe athlete and the person she is."
Lintz concluded her collegiate golf career as one of the greatestwomen's golfers in University of Wyoming history. On April 26th she becamethe first women's golfer in UW history to win an individual conference titlewhen she captured the 2000 Mountain West medalist honors.
In addition to the three individuals who are assured to move on tothe NCAA Championship from the West Regional, the eleven teams that areassured moving on in the order they finished are: Arizona, San Jose State,USC, Arizona State, TCU, Stanford, Oregon, Pepperdine, Texas, Tulsa andNebraska. Eleven teams and three individuals from the East Regional willalso move on to the Championship. In addition, two remaining teams willmove on to the NCAA Championship. Those two teams will come from theRegional with the most teams ranked in the final Top 24. If the WestRegional ends up being the higher ranked Regional, the teams that will alsomove on from the West Regional are Oklahoma and New Mexico State, whichfinished 12th and 13th respectively at the West Regional.
The NCAA East Regional also concluded play on Saturday, May 13, butresults were not yet available. The East Regional was contested at OhioState University. The NCAA Championship will be held May 24-27 at theCrosswater Course at the Sunriver Resort in Sunriver, Ore., with OregonState University serving as host.