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Five NCC Teams Advance to NCAA Golf Championships

Five North Central Conference golf teams have advanced to the NCAA Golf Championships. The teams, along with three NCC individuals not part of the teams, will begin play in their respective regional tournaments today through Wednesday in Waterloo, Iowa for the women's tournament and May 7-9 in Denver, Colo. for the men's tournament.

The NCC men's teams that made the NCAA tournament are St. Cloud State and Minnesota State. They will be joined by Brett Benson and Aaron Heib of Augustana and Ryan Bak from South Dakota at the tournament at Fox Hollow Golf Club in Denver, Colo. The Northwest Region, which the NCC teams are members, will compete in the super regional with the West region.

The top team from each men's region within the super regional and the top individual not with a team from each super regional (regardless of region) will advance to the finals May 22-25 at The Meadows in Allendale, Michigan.

Ten additional teams will earn berths to the men's finals. These teams will be determined based on the previous three-year average of top-10 finishes of a super regional at the finals.

The NCC women's teams headed to Sunnyside Country Club in Waterloo, Iowa for the North Region tournament are Augustana, North Dakota and Nebraska-Omaha. Those teams are joined by South Dakota's Amanda Young, an at-large selection.

The top two women's teams along with the top two individuals not with a team from each regional, will advance to the championships.

The 2007 NCAA Division II Women's Golf Championships will be held May 9-12, at Stonebrook Golf Club at Pensacola, Florida.