ISU women’s golf team ties for 14th at NCAA regional

Alex Halsted

Making its third consecutive appearance at the NCAA West Regional, the ISU women’s golf team tied for 14th on Saturday, ending the season. 

During the past two seasons, the women’s golf team tied for 10th place at regionals, falling short of the cut and missing out on a trip to the NCAA Championships both times by five strokes. This season the Cyclones missed the cut by 10 strokes, finishing with a three-round total of 900.

A total of 24 women’s golf teams took part in the NCAA West Regional, with the top eight teams qualifying for the NCAA Championships. Two Big 12 institutions, Oklahoma and Baylor, advanced from the regional. 

The Cyclones were led in the tournament by junior Punpaka Phuntumabamrung, who tied for 26th overall with a three-round total of 221. 

Iowa State will lose just one of its five competing members from regionals. Only senior Kristin Paulson will move on from the No. 37-ranked team.