INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Fort Hays State junior golfer Hannah Perkins has been selected to play as an individual at the 2018 NCAA Division II Central Regional, announced Monday by the NCAA.
This year's regional will take place at Missouri Bluffs Golf Course, a 6,018-yard par-72 course in St. Charles, Mo. The 54-hole tournament is slated for May 7-9. She is the first Tiger in program history to qualify for regional competition multiple times. Perkins played at the same course in the fall where she finished in a tie for 21st individually after firing rounds of 77 and 80.
Perkins qualified as the second individual for the NCAA Central Regional after posting a stroke average of 78.8 over 19 rounds this season. The top 12 teams and the top six individuals not on those team qualify to participate in each of the four regional tournaments. The top three teams along with the top three individuals not with a team from each region will advance to the NCAA Championships, played at Bay Oaks Country Club in Houston, Texas May 16-19.
She is scheduled to tee off at 8:30 a.m. in the first round, 10:10 a.m. in round two and 9:20 a.m. in third round.
The Wichita native makes her second-consecutive trip to the regional tournament. Perkins was the top finisher for the Tigers in all nine tournaments this season. She posted four top-10 finishes on the year as well as a top-five finish at the Rockhurst Golf Tournament.
Perkins was named MIAA Women's Golfer of the Week twice when she shared the honor with Shi Qing Ong of Missouri Western for her efforts at the Central Region Preview and after her performance at the Rockhurst Invitational.