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Barton Women’s Golf Receives At-Large Bid Keeping National Tournament Appearance Streak Alive


GREAT BEND, Kan. ( – The agonizing week of playing the waiting game came to rest Tuesday afternoon as the Barton Community College women’s golf team received news from the NJCAA of receiving an at-large bid for the 2024 Division I Championships.

Placing third behind 7th ranked Dodge City Community College and 9th ranked Iowa Western Community College last week at the Region VI/Plains District Championship, Barton’s fate was left up to a national committee.

Moving up four spots in the latest national poll, the now 10th ranked Cougars were chosen as a recipient of the five at-large bids based on district finish and rankings to join ten other teams and fifteen individual entries May 19-24 in Melbourne, Florida, at the Duran Golf Club.

Continuing their streak and now making their 13th team national tournament appearance, prior to the announcement Barton’s lone representative was Butpapaporn Sukterm as the freshman placed District runner-up of the 57-competitor field and placed first of the Region VI competitors to earn the 2024 Champion title.