WILMINGTON, North Carolina – UNCW senior Lori Beth Adams will make her fourth straight postseason appearance this week as she competes as an individual entry in the 2014 NCAA Women’s Golf East Regional at the Southwood Golf Club in Tallahassee, Fla.

The 2014 NCAA East Regional will take place May 8-10 and is one of three 54-hole tournaments that will feature 24 teams and six individual entries. The top eight teams and two individuals not part of an advancing team from each of the three regional sites will qualify for the 2014 NCAA Division I Women's Golf Championships, scheduled to be played May 20-23 at the Tulsa Country Club in Tulsa, Okla.

Adams is slated to begin the tournament Thursday with an 8:40 a.m. tee time from the No. 1 tee box. She will be paired with Penn State’s Ellen Ceresko and Mercer’s Lacey Fears for the first two rounds before the six individuals are re-seeded based on the score for Saturday’s final round. Live stats will be available for all three rounds and can be accessed by clicking on the link at the top of the page.

A native of Burlington, N.C., Adams heads into the East Regional with a team-low 74.84 stroke average in 26 rounds played during the 2013-14 season, the fifth-lowest single-season stroke average in school history. In nine events thus far, the First-Team All-CAA selection has posted six top-20 results, including three top-10 finishes.  

Adams played her best golf of the season during the month of April as she captured her first collegiate title with a four-shot victory at the UNCW Seahawk Classic to close out the regular season and finished tied for 2nd at the CAA Women’s Golf Championship two weeks later to earn All-Tournament Team honors at the event for the third consecutive season.

The first player in program history to be rewarded with an individual entry to an NCAA Regional twice during her career, Adams is just the fourth Seahawk to advance to postseason play as former UNCW standouts Sofia Hagsund (2010), Michelle Jarman (2006) and Nicole Flood (1990) were also selected during their respective careers. With her participation in this week’s regional, Adams becomes just the fourth UNCW player to participate in NCAA Regional competition in all four years of her career, joining Jarman (2003-06), Becky Berzonski (2002-05) and Amelie Farrah (2002-05) on the exclusive list.

Named one of the Top 35 New Courses in America by Golf Magazine and ranked among America's Best New Courses by Golf Digest, Southwood Golf Club is slated to host its first NCAA Regional this week. The Fred Couples and Gene Bates design has also been selected as one of the Top 50 Courses for women in Golf Magazine and voted Tallahassee's Best Golf Course by Tallahassee Magazine.

Adams is no stranger to Southwood Golf Club as she competed on the course during the FSU Match-Up last February. She posted a 79-74-72=225 total during the 54-hole event to earn a share of 18th place in the 63-player field.