Mateo selected to compete at NCAA Regionals
INDIANAPOLIS – The NCAA Division 1 Women’s Golf Committee selected BYU’s Allysha Mae Mateo as the third individual invited to compete in the Stanford Regional on May 10-12 at the Stanford Golf Club.
Mateo, who was named WCC Women’s Golf Player of the Year, was one of just six selected to compete as an individual at the NCAA regional. The field will also includes 90 golfers from the 18 teams selected to compete at the Stanford Golf Course. The top-three teams at the Stanford Regional are national powers No. 3 Wake Forest, No. 6 Oklahoma State and No. 10 USC.
The top-6 teams and top-3 individuals from each regional will advance to compete at the NCAA Nationals, held at Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale, Arizona on May 21-26. Three other NCAA regionals will be played in Columbus, Ohio, Simpsonville, Ky., and Baton Rouge, La.
Mateo becomes the first BYU individual women’s golfer to compete at an NCAA regional since Rose Huang did so in 2019. Huang tied for 35th at the Cle Elum, Washington regional with a three-round score of 77-76-68—221.
Mateo, a junior from Honolulu, Hawaii, was a consistent frontrunner for the Cougars throughout the season, posting a team-low score in eight of ten tournaments and leading BYU to top-5 finishes in its last five events.
For the season, she posted top-15 individual finishes in nine of ten tournaments, including five in the top-5 and four top-3. Mateo was also featured in the Golfstat top-250 player rankings throughout the season, coming in at No. 109 in the most recent ranking.
Stanford Regional Individuals
|1. Samantha Fuller||UNLV|
|2. Brigitte Thibault||Fresno State|
|3. Allysha Mae Mateo||BYU|
|4. Brittany Shin||Cal State Fullerton|
|5. Holland Shourds||Long Beach State|
|6. Victoria Estrada||UVU|