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Women's Golf - Mon, May 22, 2017

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – (Pairings – First Round | Second Round) The 2017 NAIA Women's Golf National Championships tees off Tuesday at 7:30 a.m. EDT at PGA National in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. The 23rd annual event is a four-round 72-hole, stroke play event that takes place over the course of four days, concluding with the final round on Friday. Grand View's Kimberly Nelson (SO/Malaysia) eagled the 18th hole to claim a one-shot victory and earn individual medalist honors at the 2017 Heart of America Athletic Conference Women's Golf Championship earning an automatic bid into the National Championships. 

Nelson will tee of at 9:15 am on hole 12 in the first round. In the second round she will tee off one hole one at 1:30 pm.

The NAIA and women's golf national championships host Keiser (Fla.) are providing live scoring through Golfstat. To access the live scoring, click HERE. There will be a daily video recap, available through Stretch Internet. The video will be posted by 8 p.m. EDT each day on NAIANetwork.com

The Women's Golf National Championships is held at PGA National in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., for the first time. The national championships have traveled to nine states and 15 different golf courses in its history. The state of Florida has hosted the Women's Golf National Championships five previous times with the most recent coming in 2004. Delray Beach Golf Club in Delray Beach, Fla., held the first Florida-based Championship in 1997.

In a field of 161 golfers, each team competes with five golfers and the top four scores posted each day count toward the team standings. The tournament field is cut after 54 holes and reduced to 17 teams and 40 individuals (including ties). Pairings and start times are established by the tournament director in consultation with members of the event's tournament committee and the NAIA Championship Manager. The field will be re-grouped and divided into four groups for the third and final round. Golfers will be grouped according to the standing of their team and individual scores. 

In the case of a tie for the individual medalist at the conclusion of regulation play, the individuals tied for the championship will proceed to a hole designated by the tournament committee as the first playoff hole. Play will continue from the designated holes until a champion is determined.

The 161-player field consists of 18 automatic qualifying teams, which won or finished runner-up in their respective conference, independent or unaffiliated group tournament, 12 at-large berths and 11 individual qualifiers.

The 11 individual qualifiers include seven automatic selections and four at-large individuals.

For additional information of the 2017 NAIA Women's Golf National Championships, click here.

 
 
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