Costner Selected To NCAA Regional

May 1, 2006


Junior golfer Amanda Costner was one of nine players selected to compete as an individual in the 2006 NCAA Championships, the selection committee announced Monday. Costner becomes the first KU women’s golfer to compete in the Tournament since Holly Reynolds in 1993.

“I am very excited for Amanda,” head coach Erin O’Neil said. “This is something she has been steadily working towards and she definitely deserves it.”

Costner was selected to the Central regional, which will be played May 11-13 at The Traditions golf course in College Station, Texas. The event will be hosted by Texas A&M University.

The Claremore, Okla., native led the Jayhawks with a 75.78 stroke average during the spring and had four top-20 and one top-10 finish. She led Kansas in four of the team’s six tournaments in the spring and had a season-low round of 69 which she carded in the final round of the Mountain View Collegiate to help Kansas bring home the team title. Costner finished in a tie for 14th at the Big 12 Championship in Lincoln, Neb. last week.

A total of 324 participants have been selected for the regional competition. Of these players, 126 will advance to the championships finals. Eight teams and two individuals will advance from each region. The championships finals will be held May 23-26 at the Scarlet Course in Columbus, Ohio.