Men's Golf Earns No. 3 Seed for NCAA Regionals
Raleigh, N.C. - The NC State men’s golf team was selected to the NCAA Men’s Golf Regional Championships Monday evening with an at-large bid. The Wolfpack earned a No. 3 seed, and will be one of 14 teams competing at The Club at Olde Stone in Bowling Green, Kentucky, May 14-16.
The NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Regional is a preliminary round of the NCAA Division I Men’s Championship. The Regional will consist of a 54-hole tournament with 14 teams and five individual players competing at Bowling Green. The low five teams and low individual not on those teams will advance to the NCAA Championships, which will be held at the Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio.
Joining the Pack at the Bowling Green Regional from the ACC will be No. 2 seed Georgia Tech and No. 7 seed Duke.
The NC State men’s golf program will be making its 17th trip, and the 10th in the last 12 years to the NCAA Regionals, all under the direction of coach Richard Sykes. The Pack has been successful recently at the NCAA Regionals, bringing home five top-10 finishes in the last six tries. Last season, the Pack placed 14th. In 2006, the Wolfpack came back from the West Regional in fifth place. In 2004 NC State tied for 10th, finished third in 2003, fifth in 2002 and second in 2001.
The Wolfpack is currently ranked No. 25 in the latest Golfweek performance index, while Golfstat has the Pack No. 19.
For more information about NCAA Championship golf, including a complete list of teams selected to all three NCAA Regional Championships, visit www.ncaasports.com.
Bowling Green Regional
No. 1 - Washington
No. 2 - Georgia tech
No. 3 - NC State
No. 4 - UCLA
No. 5 - Mississippi
No. 6 - East Tennessee State
No. 7 - Duke
No. 8 - Louisville
No. 9 - Ohio State
No. 10 - Vanderbilt
No. 11 - Middle Tennessee State
No. 12 - Austin Peay State
No. 13 - Cleveland state
No. 14 - Bucknell