Campbell earns individual berth at NCAA II West Super Region championship

WICHITA FALLS, TX - Midwestern State junior Sierra Campbell qualified to play as an individual to compete in the NCAA Division II West Super Regional Championship set for May 2-4 at the Brookside Country Club in Stockton, Calif.
 
Campbell ranks 39th in NCAA Division II with a stroke average of 76.05 placing in the top 10 in seven of 10 tournaments this season.
 
The Rio Rancho, N.M. native finished runner-up at the Midwestern State Invitational and twice place third at the West Texas A&M Invitational and the RMAC South Invitational last fall.
 
The 2015 Lone Star Conference individual champ placed fifth in the league tournament posting rounds of 77 and 70 last week at the La Paloma Course at the Tascosa Country Club.
 
Campbell finished 26th in super regional play last season and was 22nd as a freshman in 2014.
 
Midwestern State narrowly missed qualifying as a team for the fifth straight season despite turning in a quality season.
 
The Mustangs claimed wins in the season opening Farmers Insurance Samual Proal Invitational in Pueblo, Colo., at the RMAC South Invitational No. 2 at the University of New Mexico Championship Course in Albuquerque and the Midwestern State Invitational played at the Wichita Falls Country Club.
 
MSU finished in the first five at five other tournament closing the season with a brilliant, program low round of 288 making a charge to win the LSC Championship before finishing two strokes behind Tarleton State.
 
Twelve teams and the top six individuals not on advancing teams from the West Region will compete with 12 programs from the West Region.
 
Advancing out of the West Super Region is Tarleton State, Dallas Baptist, St. Mary's (Texas), California Baptist, Sonoma State (Calif.), Academy of Art (Calif.), Point Loma Nazarene (Calif.), Western Washington, West Texas A&M, Chico State (Calif.), St. Edward's (Texas) and Oklahoma Christian.
 
Saint Martin's Jennifer Liedes, California State-Monterey Bay's Linnea Karlsson, MSU's Sierra Campbell, Newman's Imkeleen Meyer and Metro State's Cha Cha Willhoite and Allie Johnston advanced as an individual medalists.
 
The top three teams and top three student-athletes not with a team from each regional advance to the finals from May 18-21 at the Commonground Golf Course in Aurora, Colo.
 
Last year, Midwestern State's Brenna Moore claimed top individual medalist honors at the Super Region Championship played at Foxtail Golf Club in Rohnert Park, Calif. on the way to winning an MSU's first varsity national championship as an individual.

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