PUEBLO, Colo. (May 6, 2018) - Colorado State University-Pueblo women's golf junior Courtney Ewing (Pueblo West, Colo.) is set to compete as an individual at the NCAA Division II West Region Championships, May 7-9 at Hillcrest Golf Club in Durango, Colorado.
Ewing will tee off Monday on the back nine at 9:30 a.m. with two other individuals. The tournament features 18 holes each day for a 54-hole tournament. The course will play as a 6,348-yard par 72. The top three student-athletes not with a team from each of the four super regionals will advance to the finals May 16-19 at Bay Oaks Country Club in Houston, Texas.
Ewing is the first women's player to earn a nod to the NCAA regional since Leina Kim was selected three straight seasons from 2013-15. She is the fourth member of the ThunderWolves to gather an invitation to an NCAA regional as an individual, as Michaela Breit and Domi Dinallo earned bids in 2011.
The junior finished the season with a 74.79 stroke average to not only lead the team but rank No. 31 in NCAA Division II. She totaled 49 birdies in 19 rounds of play and will enter the regional ranked No. 58 in the Golfstat player rankings.
Ewing is coming off a medalist finish at the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Championships were she tied for fifth at nine-over. She guided the ThunderWolves to a T-2nd finish at the Championships. Ewing was a four-time RMAC Golfer of the Week award winner this season.
She is familiar with the region course, as she shot her low round of the season in the second round of the NCAA West Regional Preview at the Hillcrest Golf Club Sept. 19, when she carded a 69 to finish the tournament tied for second at +2. In nine tournaments, Ewing finished top 5 four times and top 10 on five occasions with a top 20 placing in all nine tournaments in 2017-18.
Last week, Ewing was named 2017-18 RMAC Women's Golf Academic Player of the Year with a 3.98 GPA in biology and chemistry
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As a member of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, Colorado State University – Pueblo competes in 22 varsity sports in NCAA Division II intercollegiate athletics.