Gannon women’s golf sends first individual to NCAA Tournament

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One of Gannon University’s top golfers, junior Diana Munoz, has been selected to compete in the NCAA Division II Women’s Golf East Regional.
Munoz, from Ibague, Colombia, is the first woman in Gannon history to receive this bid as an individual competitor.
The event will take place Monday through Wednesday at the Panther Creek Country Club in Springfield, Ill.
Munoz was one of six individuals from the East region selected to go. Twelve teams also qualified for the three-day event.
Along with being the first woman in history at Gannon to be selected to go she is also the first to win three events in one season after she won top titles at the Clarion, Allegheny and West Chester invitationals.
She was also runner-up at the PSAC Championships and Ohio Valley Invitational.
Statistically speaking, Munoz has an 81.8 average in 57.5 rounds during her three years at Gannon. Munoz has lowered her score by 5.2 strokes this year, finishing with an average of 78.5 strokes through 18 rounds this year.
Munoz finished in the top 20 in all 10 of her starts this season, including eight top-five efforts.
The top three teams and top three individuals not on an advancing team at next week’s regional tournament will go on to the 2016 NCAA Division II Women’s golf National Championships, set for May 18-21 in Aurora, Colo., at CommonGround Golf Course.
The finals will be hosted by Metropolitan State University of Denver and the Denver Sports Commission.

BRANDON JACES
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