NCAA Division I Men’s Regionals – 2018 Preview

13th May 2018

The NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Committee announced the teams and individuals they had selected to participate in the 2018 NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Championships on 2nd May.

81 teams and 45 individuals not on those teams will compete in six 54 hole Regional Championships that will all be played on 14th – 16th May. All of the teams are seeded and spread across the various Regional events.

The low five teams and the low individual not on those teams from each Regional will then advance to the National Finals.

The 2018 National Team and Individual titles will be decided on 25th – 30th May at Karsten Creek Golf Club in Stillwater, Oklahoma with Oklahoma State University hosting this year’s Championship.

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The 2017 NCAA Division I Men’s Golf National Championships were held at Rich Harvest Farms in Illinois. Oklahoma won the team title last year, beating the defending champion Oregon 3-1-1 in the match play final. Braden Thornberry of Ole Miss claimed the individual title with a four-day stroke play total of 277 (-11).

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21 Great British and Irish (GB&I) players will be competing in the NCAA Regional Championships. Six other GB&I players have not been selected by their Colleges.

Most of our players are members of five man Teams. The two exceptions to this being Lewis George and Conor Purcell who were both selected as Individuals based on their own performances during the season. It is not easy to stand out in this way so well done to both of them.

Lewis earned his place by winning the Southland Conference Championship. He has been named to the All-Southland Conference Team and is the Conference’s Player of the Year. He led the UCA Bears in scoring average this season at 72.4 strokes, with a low round of 65. He has enjoyed two wins this season and finished runner-up twice.

Conor, an at-large selection by the NCAA panel, was named to the Conference USA’s all-conference first team. He led the Charlotte 49ers with a 71.77 stroke average this season, posting four top-10 finishes along with a top-five.

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Listed below are the teams and individuals selected to participate in the six Regional Championships.

Each Team is listed in seed order. Therefore the No. 1 team at each site can be considered the main favourites to win the National Championship. Oklahoma State, playing in Columbus, Ohio, go into the post season as the Team to beat.

After the College or University name you will also find the Team’s Golfweek / Sagarin national ranking and if they earned automatic qualification the Conference Championship they were victorious at.

I have included the names of all of the GB&I players on their rosters so we can easily see who our players are attached to and which of them will be competing this week.

Finally the links for both the Team and Individual Player Scores are provided in RED.

Traditions Club – Bryan, Texas
Hosted by Texas A&M University, College Station

GOLFSTAT SCORES – TEAM and PLAYER

Teams (seeded in the following order)

  1. Texas A&M (3)
  2. Baylor (11)
  3. Clemson (16)
  4. Kentucky (24)
  5. UCLA (28)
  6. Ole Miss (31)
  7. South Carolina (46)
  8. San Francisco (52)

          – Toby Briggs (ENG / FR) not selected.

  1. Georgia (47)
  2. Mississippi State (60)
  3. UNC Wilmington (71)  [Colonial Athletic Association]
  4. Northern Colorado (150)  [Big Sky Conference]
  5. Bradley (167)  [Missouri Valley Conference]

Individuals

  1. Michael Perras, Houston
  2. Mitchell Meissner, Rice
  3. Blake Elliott, McNeese
  4. Zander Lozano, University of Texas at San Antonio
  5. Mario Carmona, Rice
  6. Hunter Eichhorn, Marquette
  7. Lewis George, Central Arkansas (ENG / JR)
  8. Jake Brown, Indiana
  9. Matt Murlick, Marquette
  10. Michael Sass, College of Charleston

OSU Golf Club, Scarlet Course – Columbus, Ohio
Hosted by The Ohio State University

GOLFSTAT SCORES – TEAM and PLAYER

Teams (seeded in the following order)

  1. Oklahoma State (1)
  2. Illinois (12)  [Big Ten Conference]
  3. Texas Tech (14)

          – Sandy Scott (SCO / SO)

  1. UNLV (20)  [Mountain West Conference]

          – Harry Hall (ENG / JR)

  1. Wake Forest (23)

          – Paul McBride (IRE / SR)

  1. Northwestern (40)

          – Ryan Lumsden (SCO / JR)
          – Eric McIntosh (SCO / FR)

  1. Penn State (34)
  2. Tennessee (43)

          – Rhys Nevin-Wharton (ENG / SO)

  1. Louisville (49)

          – Devin Morley (IRE / SO)
          – John Murphy (IRE / SO)
          – Hugh O’Hare (IRE / FR) not selected.

  1. Jacksonville (66)

          – Elliott Fullalove (ENG / SR) not selected.

  1. Michigan State (69)
  2. Yale (125)  [The Ivy League]

          – Eoin Leonard (IRE / JR)

  1. Cleveland State (200)  [Horizon League]

Individuals

  1. Kyle Mueller, Michigan
  2. Matthew Naumec, Boston College
  3. Alex Schaake, Iowa
  4. Patrick Flavin, Miami (Ohio)
  5. David Kocher, Maryland
  6. Daniel Wetterich, Ohio State
  7. Peter Knade, Maryland
  8. Jacob Poore, Northern Kentucky
  9. Zach Schroeder, Indiana University-Purdue University, Fort Wayne
  10. Nick Wilkins, Morehead State

Reunion Resort, Watson Course – Kissimmee, Florida
Hosted by University of Central Florida

GOLFSTAT SCORES – TEAM and PLAYER

Teams (seeded in the following order)

  1. Vanderbilt (2)
  2. Florida (10)
  3. North Carolina (19)
  4. South Florida (22)  [American Athletic Conference]
  5. Kent State (30)  [Mid-American Conference]
  6. Arizona (33)
  7. Purdue (45)
  8. Colorado State (39)

          – Jack Ainscough (ENG / FR)

  1. Saint Mary’s (48)  [California]

         – Pavan Sagoo ( ENG / SR)

  1. UCF (58)
  2. Coastal Carolina (83)  [Sun Belt Conference]
  3. Jacksonville State (144)  [Ohio Valley Conference]
  4. Georgetown (148)  [Big East Conference]
  5. Central Connecticut State (229)  [Northeast Conference]

Individuals

  1. Steven Fisk, Georgia Southern
  2. R.J. Keur, University of Alabama at Birmingham
  3. Yannick Schütz, South Alabama
  4. Billy Tom Sargent, Western Kentucky
  5. Saptak Talwar, Sacred Heart

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Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club – Norman, Oklahoma
Hosted by University of Oklahoma

GOLFSTAT SCORES – TEAM and PLAYER

Teams (seeded in the following order)

  1. Oklahoma (4)  [Big 12 Conference]
  2. Auburn (9)  [Southeastern Conference]
  3. Arkansas (15)
  4. Florida State (27)

          – Harry Ellis (ENG / RS SR)
          – Jamie Li (ENG / SO)

  1. North Florida (26)  [Atlantic Sun Conference]
  2. Pepperdine (25)  [West Coast Conference]
  3. Brigham Young (41)
  4. Virginia (53)
  5. San Diego State (50)
  6. Nevada (55)
  7. Sam Houston State (70)  [Southland Conference]
  8. University of Missouri-Kansas City (122)  [Western Athletic Conference]

          – Jack Hermeston (ENG / SR)

  1. Navy (214) [Patriot League]
  2. Prairie View A&M (269)  [Southwestern Athletic Conference]

Individuals

  1. Ian Snyman, North Texas
  2. McClure Meissner, SMU
  3. Peyton Wilhoit, Southern Illinois
  4. Chris Korte, Denver
  5. Tanner Napier, Arkansas State

Lonnie Poole Golf Course – Raleigh, North Carolina
Hosted by North Carolina State University

GOLFSTAT SCORES – TEAM and PLAYER

Teams (seeded in the following order)

  1. Georgia Tech (8)  [Atlantic Coast Conference]
  2. California (5)
  3. Texas (18)
  4. Arizona State (17)
  5. Duke (29)

          – Harrison Taee (ENG / SO) not selected.  

  1. NC State (35)
  2. Liberty (38)  [Big South Conference]
  3. Missouri (36)

          – Rory Franssen (SCO / SO)
          – Jamie Stewart (SCO / FR)

  1. Santa Clara (51)
  2. Campbell (62)
  3. Middle Tennessee State (73)  [Conference USA]
  4. Augusta (111)  [Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference]
  5. Davidson (194)  [Atlantic 10 Conference]
  6. Iona (262)  [Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference]

          – Oisin Devereux (IRE / SO)

Individuals

  1. Dawson Armstrong, Lipscomb
  2. Mark Lawrence, Virginia Tech
  3. Conor Purcell, Charlotte (IRE / SO)
  4. Alex Weiss, Marshall
  5. Brendan MacDougall, High Point

The Reserve at Spanos Park – Stockton, California
Hosted by University of the Pacific

GOLFSTAT SCORES – TEAM and PLAYER

Teams (seeded in the following order)

  1. LSU (6)
  2. Alabama (7)
  3. Stanford (13)
  4. Southern California (21)  [Pac-12 Conference]
  5. Oregon (37)

          – Thomas Mulligan (IRE / FR) not selected.

  1. TCU (32)
  2. Colorado (44)

          – Daniel O’Loughlin (ENG / SO)

  1. Kansas (42)

          – Daniel Sutton (ENG / SR)

  1. Kennesaw State (56)
  2. Iowa State (54)

          – Danny Daniels (ENG / FR) not selected.

  1. UNC Greensboro (91)  [Southern Conference]
  2. UC Irvine (130)  [Big West Conference]
  3. North Dakota State (181)  [The Summit League]

Individuals

  1. Carl Yuan, Washington
  2. Riley Elmes, Loyola Marymount
  3. Vinnie Murphy, Grand Canyon
  4. Felix Mory, California State University, Northridge
  5. Blake Tomlinson, Utah
  6. Charles Corner, UTEP
  7. Henry Lee, Washington
  8. Jeremy Gandon, Kansas State
  9. Ryan Han, UC Davis
  10. Michael Christifulli, Siena

ME.

Copyright © 2018, Mark Eley. All rights reserved.

NCAA DI Men’s Regionals (2015) – Results

17th May 2015

The 2015 NCAA Division I Men’s Golf National Championships started on Thursday at courses across the United States. The six 54-hole Regional tournaments (Stage 1) have now been completed.

13 college teams and 10 top performing individuals (not on those teams) competed in the Regionals at Chapel Hill, Lubbock and San Diego. Meanwhile 14 teams and 5 individuals (not on those teams) played at Bremerton, New Haven and Noblesville.

The low 5 teams and the low individual (not on those teams) from each Regional have now advanced to the Championship Final. 156 players will play in the Final which is being played at the end of this month in Florida.

Just 5 of the 22 GB&I players competing in the Regionals have progressed to the Final – Paul Dunne (UAB), Thomas Rowland (Charlotte), David Boote (Stanford), Ryan Fricker (South Florida) and Benjamin Taylor (LSU).  The Final is to be played at The Concession Golf Club in Bradenton, the home course of South Florida, between 29th May and 3rd June.   

The results for the GB&I players competing at the NCAA Division I Men’s Regionals are shown below: –

Gold Mountain Golf Club – Bremerton, Washington
Teams (14):
T7 Paul Dunne – University of Alabama at Birmingham – 67, 71, 72 (-6)
T28 Jamie Clare – Virginia Commonwealth University – 75, 73, 69 (+1)

Team positions – UAB (-21) 1st and VCU (+6) T9.
Individual leader – Kyle Mueller, Michigan (-9).

University of North Carolina Finley Golf Course – Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Teams (13):
T4 Thomas Rowland – Charlotte – 71, 72, 67 (-6)
T13 Robert MacIntyre – McNeese State University – 70, 72, 72 (-2)
T32 David Boote – Stanford University – 75, 68, 75 (+2)
T41 Paul McBride – Wake Forest – 73, 75, 72 (+4)
Individuals (10):
T23 Ryan Cornfield – University of South Carolina Upstate – 73, 70, 74 (+1)
T49 Ben Wheeler – Coastal Carolina University – 74, 75, 72 (+5)

Team positions – Charlotte (-19) 1st, Stanford (-14) 2nd, McNeese State (+3) 7th and Wake Forest (+10) 10th.
Individual leader – J.T. Poston, Western Carolina (-7, after play-off).

The Rawls Course – Lubbock, Texas
Teams (13):
T33 J.J. Grey – Georgia State University – 67, 71, 77 (+2)
T39 Eamonn Bradley – Southeastern Louisiana State University – 72, 71, 73 (+3)
T66 Lawrence Allan – Southeastern Louisiana State University – 74, 77, 74 (+12)
T71 Cameron Shaw – University of California, Berkeley – 77, 76, 77 (+17)
Individuals (10):
T50 Tomasz Anderson – Jacksonville State University – 75, 71, 72 (+5)

Team positions – California (-4) 7th, Southeastern Louisiana (+4) 9th and Georgia State (+19) 12th.
Individual leader – Robin Sciot-Siegrist, Louisville (-5, after play-off).

The Course at Yale – New Haven, Connecticut
Teams (14):
T11 Ryan Fricker – University of South Florida – 71, 70, 67 (-2)
T17 Benjamin Taylor – Louisiana State University – 73, 73, 65 (+1)
Individuals (5):
T11 George Williams – Long Island University-Brooklyn Campus – 73, 70, 65 (-2)

Team positions – South Florida (-14) 1st and LSU (+9) 5th.
Individual leader – Tolver Dozier, Troy (-4, after play-off).

The Sagamore Club – Noblesville, Indiana
Teams (14):
T46 Daniel Park – Alabama State University – 77, 75, 75 (+11)
Individuals (5):
10th Chris Selfridge – University of Toledo – 73, 71, 71 (-1)

Team positions – Alabama State (+47) 13th.
Individual leader – David Oraee, Colorado (-7).

The Farms Golf Club – Rancho Santa Fe, San Diego, California
Teams (13):
13th Pavan Sagoo – St. Mary’s College of California – 72, 74, 70 (E)
T21 Daniel Sutton – University of Idaho – 71, 72, 76 (+3)
T36 Grant Forrest – University of San Diego – 74, 72, 77 (+7)
T40 Rhys Pugh – East Tennessee State University – 81, 73, 70 (+8)

Team positions – East Tennessee (+12) 7th, St. Mary’s CA (+18) 8th and San Diego (+25) T10 and Idaho (+25) T10.
Individual leader – Gudmundur Kristjansson, East Tennesssee State (-3).

Further Information:
Access to the full Regional lives scores / results can be found here – Golfstat
Rd. 1 NCAA DI GB&I Regional Scores can be found here – Rd. 1 Scores
Rd. 2 NCAA D1 GB&I Regional Scores can be found here – Rd. 2 Scores
An Introduction to US College can be found here – US College Golf

Copyright © 2015, Mark Eley. All rights reserved.

NCAA DI Men’s Regionals (2015) – Rd 2

16th May 2015

The 2015 NCAA Division I Men’s Golf National Championships started on Thursday across the United States.  36-holes have now been played in the six 54-hole Regional tournaments (Stage 1) with the final round to be played later today.

13 college teams and 10 top performing individuals (not on those teams) are competing in the Regionals at Chapel Hill, Lubbock and San Diego. Meanwhile 14 teams and 5 individuals (not on those teams) are playing at Bremerton, New Haven and Noblesville.

The low 5 teams and the low individual not on those teams from each Regional will advance to the Championship Final.  180 players at the Regionals will therefore be whittled down to a field of 156 for the Final which is being played at the end of this month in Florida.

Here’s how Great Britain and Ireland’s 22 players have got on on Day 2: –

Gold Mountain Golf Club – Bremerton, Washington
Teams (14):
T2 Paul Dunne – University of Alabama at Birmingham – 67, 71 (-6)
T36 Jamie Clare – Virginia Commonwealth University – 75, 73 (+4)

Team positions – UAB (-11) 2nd and VCU (+16) 11th.
Individual leader – Cheng-Tsung Pan, Washington (-8).

University of North Carolina Finley Golf Course – Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Teams (13):
T11 Robert MacIntyre – McNeese State University – 70, 72 (-2)
T15 Thomas Rowland – Charlotte – 71, 72 (-1)
T15 David Boote – Stanford University – 75, 68 (-1)
T48 Paul McBride – Wake Forest – 73, 75 (+4)
Individuals (10):
T14 Ryan Cornfield – University of South Carolina Upstate – 73, 70 (-1)
T54 Ben Wheeler – Coastal Carolina University – 74, 75 (+5)

Team positions – Stanford (-11) 1st, North Carolina (-1) T6, McNeese State (+4) 9th and Wake Forest (+6) 10th.
Individual leader – J.T. Boston, Western Carolina (-8).

The Rawls Course – Lubbock, Texas
Teams (13):
T6 J.J. Grey – Georgia State University – 67, 71 (-4)
T34 Eamonn Bradley – Southeastern Louisiana State University – 72, 71 (+1)
T67 Lawrence Allan – Southeastern Louisiana State University – 74, 77 (+9)
T70 Cameron Shaw – University of California, Berkeley – 77, 76 (+11)
Individuals (10):
T51 Tomasz Anderson – Jacksonville State University – 75, 71 (+4)

Team positions – Southeastern Louisiana (-4) 5th, California (-2) 8th and Georgia State (+3) 10th.
Individual leader – K.K. Limbhasut, California (-8).

The Course at Yale – New Haven, Connecticut
Teams (14):
T12 Ryan Fricker – University of South Florida – 71, 70 (+1)
T36 Benjamin Taylor – Louisiana State University – 73, 73 (+6)
Individuals (5):
T21 George Williams – Long Island University-Brooklyn Campus – 73, 70 (+3)

Team positions – South Florida (-3) 1st and LSU (+21) 10th.
Individual leader – Jordan Niebrugge, Oklahoma State (-6).

The Sagamore Club – Noblesville, Indiana
Teams (14):
T43 Daniel Park – Alabama State University – 77, 75 (+8)
Individuals (5):
9th Chris Selfridge – University of Toledo – 73, 71 (E)

Team positions – Alabama State (+44) 13th.
Individual leader – Jonathan Garrick, UCLA (-7).

The Farms Golf Club – Rancho Santa Fe, San Diego, California
Teams (13):
T11 Daniel Sutton – University of Idaho – 71, 72 (-1)
T19 Grant Forrest – University of San Diego – 74, 72 (+2)
T19 Pavan Sagoo – St. Mary’s College of California – 72, 74 (+2)
T58 Rhys Pugh – East Tennessee State University – 81, 73 (+10)

Team positions – East Tennessee (+7) 4th, Idaho (+12) 7th, San Diego (+16) 9th and St. Mary’s CA (+7) 10th.
Individual leader – Jon Rahm, Arizona State (-7).

Further Information:
Access to the full Regional lives scores / results can be found here – Golfstat
Rd. 1 NCAA DI GB&I Regional Scores can be found here – Rd. 1 Scores
An Introduction to US College can be found here – US College Golf

Copyright © 2015, Mark Eley. All rights reserved.

NCAA DI Men’s Regionals (2015) – Rd 1

15th May 2015

The 2015 NCAA Division I Men’s Golf National Championships started yesterday in the United States of America (USA).

To start with six 54-hole Regional tournaments are taking place between 14th-16th May.  13 college teams and 10 top performing individuals not on those teams are competing at Chapel Hill, Lubbock and San Diego.  At the other three Regionals, being held in Bremerton, New Haven and Noblesville, 14 teams and 5 individuals not on those teams are playing.

The low 5 teams and the low individual not on those teams from each Regional will advance to the Championship Final.  This year the Final will be played at The Concession Golf Club in Bradenton, Florida between 29th May and 3rd June.  The Final is probably the third biggest event on the amateur golf calendar after the US Amateur and Amateur Championship. It is also now shown live on the Golf Channel in the USA.

Teams consist of 5 players with the best 4 scores counting towards the overall team score.  Therefore a player can progress even if they haven’t contributed so long as their team is in the top 5.  The risk of course is they may be deselected for the Finals !  Likewise if a team does poorly but a player scores well they can progress as an individual.   Players who start as individuals simply have it all to do themselves.

I have identified 22 Great British and Irish (GB&I) players that have teed off in the Regionals – some within a Team and some as Individuals.  I have listed them and their round 1 scores below: –

Gold Mountain Golf Club – Bremerton, Washington
Teams (14):
T2 Paul Dunne – University of Alabama at Birmingham – 67 (-5)
T40 Jamie Clare – Virginia Commonwealth University – 75 (+3)

University of North Carolina Finley Golf Course – Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Teams (13):
T13 Robert MacIntyre – McNeese State University – 70 (-2)
T20 Thomas Rowland – Charlotte – 71 (-1)
T31 Paul McBride – Wake Forest – 73 (+1)
T50 David Boote – Stanford University – 75 (+3)
Individuals (5):
T30 Ryan Cornfield – University of South Carolina Upstate – 73 (+1)
T43 Ben Wheeler – Coastal Carolina University – 74 (+2)

The Rawls Course – Lubbock, Texas
Teams (13):
T7 J.J. Grey – Georgia State University – 67 (-4)
T42 Eamonn Bradley – Southeastern Louisiana State University – 72 (+1)
T61 Lawrence Allan – Southeastern Louisiana State University – 74 (+3)
T71 Cameron Shaw – University of California, Berkeley – 77 (+6)
Individuals (10):
T64 Tomasz Anderson – Jacksonville State University – 75 (+4)

The Course at Yale – New Haven, Connecticut
Teams (14):
T12 Ryan Fricker – University of South Florida – 71 (+1)
T30 Benjamin Taylor – Louisiana State University – 73 (+3)
Individuals (5):
T30 George Williams – Long Island University-Brooklyn Campus – 73 (+3)

The Sagamore Club – Noblesville, Indiana
Teams (14):
T46 Daniel Park – Alabama State University – 77 (+5)
Individuals (5):
T18 Chris Selfridge – University of Toledo – 73 (+1)

The Farms Golf Club – Rancho Santa Fe, San Diego, California
Teams (13):
T6 Daniel Sutton – University of Idaho – 71 (-1)
T8 Pavan Sagoo – St. Mary’s College of California – 72 (E)
T21 Grant Forrest – University of San Diego – 74 (+2)
T66 Rhys Pugh – East Tennessee State University – 81 (+9)

Access to the full regional lives scores / results can be found here – Golfstat

Background / Notes:

Further background information on the US College system can be found here – US College Golf

In 2014 Alabama won the NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Championship beating Oklahoma State, 4-1 in the match play final.  It was the second consecutive year the Crimson Tide had won the national title.  Cameron Wilson of Stanford was the individual stroke play medalist which preceded the match play stage.

Copyright © 2015, Mark Eley. All rights reserved.