Greenville, S.C. -- Furman junior Laura Wearn received an at-large bid to participate in the NCAA Women's Golf East Regional May 10-12, at the Penn State Blue Course in State College, Pa., it was announced on Monday evening.
The All-Southern Conference selection will be making her second appearance in an NCAA Regional and her first as an individual. The top eight teams in the regional's 24-team field and top two individuals not on a qualifying team at the NCAA East Regional will advance to the NCAA Championships May 22-25, at the Vanderbilt Legends Club in Franklin, Tenn.
Wearn, a native of Charlotte, N.C, posted a 75.2 stroke average over 28 rounds during the 2011-12 season. She registered four top-10 finishes and three top-fives.
Teams competing in the East Regional are Alabama, Arizona State, Duke, Texas A&M, Florida, Arizona, Oklahoma State, South Carolina, Michigan State, Washington, Texas, Tulane, UCF, Wake Forest, Northwestern, San Diego State, Kent State, Maryland, Augusta State, Campbell, Chattanooga, Oral Roberts, Penn State, Jacksonville State and LIU Brooklyn. Fanny Cnops (UNCG), Charlotte Lorentzen (Georgia State), Katie Mundy (FIU), Michelle Piyapattra (Columbia) will join Wearn in competing as individuals.
Furman fans can follow Wearn's quest to earn a berth in the NCAA Championships through live scoring of the 2012 NCAA East Regional at www.GolfStatResults.com.