NCAA Div I Men’s Regionals – 2016 Preview

15th May 2016

81 Teams, with 5 players each, and an additional 45 Individuals will commence play tomorrow in the 2016 NCAA Division I Regional Championships.

From a total Regionals field of 450 there are 17 players competing from Great Britain & Ireland (GB&I).

54-hole stroke play over 3 days at 6 venues across the United States will determine those players that progress to the National Championship. The NCAA Committee determined earlier in May which venue each Team and individual was allocated to.

The five Teams with the lowest team scores at each of the Men’s Regional qualifiers advance. The player, not affiliated with one of the successful Teams, with the lowest score at each qualifier also advances to the Championship and plays in the Individual event. For those players who start as Individuals they obviously only have the latter route through to the Nationals.

This year’s Finals are being staged at Eugene Country Club in Eugene, Oregon between 27th May – 1st June.


Over the next few days I will be following the progress of the Regionals and in particular all of the GB&I players that will be competing.

To start us off here is a list of all the Teams and Individuals that are playing.

I have additionally highlighted in BOLD the GB&I golfers in each Team as well as those who are playing as Individuals. Finally, where applicable, the Conference’s those Team’s won to automatically qualify are shown in brackets. The Live Score Link for each Regional is also provided for each competition.

Ol’ Colony Golf Complex, Tuscaloosa, Alabama  LIVE SCORE LINK 

Teams (13)

  • Georgia (Southeastern)
  • Auburn
  • South Carolina
  • Alabama
  • UNLV (Mountain West) – HARRY HALL
  • Kentucky
  • Kansas
  • College of Charleston (Colonial Athletic)
  • Lipscomb
  • Charleston Southern
  • Colorado
  • Harvard (Ivy League)
  • Southern Illinois (Missouri Valley) 

Individuals (10)

  • David Kocher, Maryland
  • Braden Thornberry, Mississippi
  • Wes Gosselin, Tennessee-Chatanooga
  • Andrew Novak, Wofford
  • Franck Medale, Jacksonville
  • TOM HARRIS, Maryland
  • Manuel Elvira, Central Florida
  • Seth Gandy, UNC-Charlotte
  • Peter Staalbo, South Alabama
  • DAVID WICKS, Jacksonville

Gallery Golf Club, Marana, Arizona  LIVE SCORE LINK 

Teams (14)

  • Stanford (Pac-12) – DAVID BOOTE
  • Wake Forest – PAUL McBRIDE
  • California
  • Oregon
  • North Carolina
  • North Florida
  • Alabama-Birmingham
  • Georgia Tech
  • St. Mary’s (West Coast) – PAVAN SAGOO
  • Georgia State – JJ GREY
  • North Texas
  • Louisiana Tech (Conference USA) – BEN ROBINSON
  • California-Riverside (Big West)
  • Siena College (Metro Atlantic) 

Individuals (5)

  • Sean Walsh, Gonzaga
  • Brandon Bauman, California-Santa Barbara
  • Alex Chiarella, San Diego
  • Daniel Chian, Long Beach St.
  • Aaron Beverly, Cal State Sacramento

Blackwolf Run Meadow Valleys Course, Kohler, WisconsinLIVE SCORE LINK 

Teams (13)

  • Illinois (Big Ten)
  • Florida State
  • Florida – SAM HORSFIELD
  • Arkansas
  • Baylor
  • Penn State
  • Memphis
  • Kent State (Mid-American)
  • UCLA
  • East Tennessee St. (Southern)
  • Campbell
  • Idaho (Big Sky) – DANIEL SUTTON
  • South Dakota State (Summitt League) 

Individuals (10)

  • Lloyd Jefferson Go, Seton Hall
  • Patrick Flavin, Miami Ohio
  • Billy Walthouse, Rhode Island
  • Otto Black, Toledo
  • Tee-k Kelly, Ohio State
  • Will Grimmer, Ohio State
  • Trent Wallace, Illinois State
  • Luke Graboyes, Cornell
  • Evan Russell, Hartford

UNM Course, Albuquerque, New MexicoLIVE SCORE LINK 

Teams (14)

  • USC
  • Arizona State
  • South Florida (American Athletic)
  • San Diego State
  • Texas A&M
  • North Carolina State
  • New Mexico
  • Texas Tech
  • Texas Christian
  • Iowa
  • Liberty (Big South)
  • U.S. Military Academy (Patriot League)
  • Cleveland State (Horizon League)
  • Wagner College (Northeast) 

Individuals (5)

  • Hayden Shieh, Santa Clara
  • Patrick Fishburn, Brigham Young
  • Frederik Dreier, UTEP
  • Trevor Clayton, Cal State Fresno
  • Nicholas Dilio, St. Peter’s

Karsten Creek Golf Club, Stillwater, OklahomaLIVE SCORE LINK

Teams (14)

  • Oklahoma State
  • Clemson (ACC)
  • Oklahoma
  • Duke
  • Augusta (Mid-Eastern Athletic)
  • Purdue
  • Michigan State – GARETH LAPPIN
  • Tennessee
  • Louisville
  • McNeese State (Southland) – DUNCAN MCNEILL
  • Virginia Commonwealth (Atlantic 10) – JAMIE CLARE
  • Missouri-Kansas City (Western Athletic)
  • Alabama State (Southwestern Athletic) 

Individuals (5)

  • Nick Voke, Iowa St.
  • Haraldur Magnus, Louisiana Lafayette
  • Grant Bennett, Wichita St.
  • Kevin Gordon, Nebraska-Omaha
  • Thomas McLaughlin, Texas Southern

Vanderbilt Legends Club, Franklin, Tennessee LIVE SCORE LINK

Teams (13)

  • Texas (Big 12)
  • Vanderbilt
  • LSU
  • Washington
  • Virginia
  • Houston
  • Pepperdine
  • Kennesaw State (Atlantic Sun)
  • Michigan
  • Troy (Sun Belt)
  • East Carolina
  • Tennessee Martin (Ohio Valley)
  • Georgetown (Big East) 

Individuals (10)

  • Ryan Cole, James Madison
  • RYAN CORNFIELD, South Carolina-Upstate
  • Matthew Lowe, Richmond
  • Jose Montano, Xavier
  • Patrick Cover, UNC-Wilmington
  • Thomas Eldridge, UNC-Wilmington
  • Joey Lane, Virginia Polytechnic Institute
  • Jake McGlone, UNC-Greensboro
  • Ryan Wentzler, Wright St.
  • U Minn Wood, Farleigh Dickinson


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