NCAA Div I Men’s Regionals – 2016 Results

16th, 17th and 18th May 2016

Great Britain & Ireland (GB&I) will have three competitors in the NCAA Div 1 Men’s National Championship.

David Boote (Arizona -4 8th), Paul McBride (Arizona -1 T12) and Sam Horsfield (Wisconsin -1 T12) have all qualified today for the Nationals with their respective Stanford, Wake Forest and Florida teams. This is no mean achievement so congratulations to them all and good luck next week.

However, in many respects the real GB&I Regionals story concerns the unrewarded efforts of Daniel Sutton and Ryan Cornfield, both from the West Midlands.

Daniel Sutton played beautifully over all three days to finish in the Top 5 at the Kohler Regional but a superb final day for Baylor (-14) saw his Idaho team (-6) lose out on 5th place by 6-shots. With medalist Tee-k Kelly (Ohio State) winning the event he progressed as the leading Individual. This meant both Sutton and Idaho left Wisconsin empty handed.

Ryan Cornfield (USC Upstate), playing as an individual, shot a memorable best of the day 65 (-7) in the final round to finish on -8 and T9th. Unfortunately Ryan Cole (James Madison) finished on -14 to win the Individual prize at the Franklin Regional, leaving Cornfield empty handed after a great day’s work.

To see how all 17 of the Great British & Irish (GB&I) players finished in the six Regionals take a look at my results summary below.

You will recall there were 6 Regional competitions with 54-holes played over 3 days, 16th – 18th May.

To progress our players either needed to be in a College team that finished in the Top 5 of their event or be the highest individual finisher, not affiliated with one of the successful teams.

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GB&I Results Summary (courtesy of GolfStat)

Where one of our players was playing as part of a 5-man Team their College is noted in Bold.

Each player’s Individual score and position and where applicable their Team’s position is shown below.

Click on the LIVE SCORE LINK‘s for the detailed Player results from where you can also access the Team results.

Ol’ Colony Golf Complex, Tuscaloosa, AlabamaLIVE SCORE LINK

DAVID WICKS (Jacksonville) – 74 78 73 +9 T44

HARRY HALL (UNLV) – 76 81 70 +11 T50 (Team 6th)

TOM HARRIS (Maryland) – 81 79 77 +21 T70

Gallery Golf Club, Marana, ArizonaLIVE SCORE LINK

DAVID BOOTE (Stanford) – 69 72 71 -4 8th (Team 1st)

PAUL McBRIDE (Wake Forest) – 67 79 69 -1 T12 (Team 5th)

JJ GREY (Georgia State) – 75 74 76 +9 T50 (Team 11th)

PAVAN SAGOO (St. Mary’s CA) – 75 78 74 +11 T57 (Team 9th)

BEN ROBINSON (Louisiana Tech) – 77 78 78 +17 67th (Team 12th)

Blackwolf Run Meadow Valleys Course, Kohler, WisconsinLIVE SCORE LINK

DANIEL SUTTON (Idaho) – 69 72 72 -3 T5 (Team 6th)

SAM HORSFIELD (Florida) – 72 71 72 -1 T12 (Team T2)

GEORGE BAYLIS (Akron) – 76 73 72 +5 T43

UNM Course, Albuquerque, New MexicoLIVE SCORE LINK

No GB&I Players.

Karsten Creek Golf Club, Stillwater, OklahomaLIVE SCORE LINK

RYAN LUMSDEN (Northwestern) – 73 79 76 +12 T22 (Team 7th)

DUNCAN MCNEILL (McNeese State) – 78 78 80 +20 T44 (Team T8)

GARETH LAPPIN (Michigan State) – 78 82 77 +21 T47 (Team T8)

JAMIE CLARE (Virginia Commonwealth) – 77 81 84 +26 T58th (Team 13th)

JOSHUA JAMIESON (Northwestern) – 80 84 84 +32 66th (Team 7th)

Vanderbilt Legends Club, Franklin, TennesseeLIVE SCORE LINK

RYAN CORNFIELD (South Carolina-Upstate) – 73 70 65 -7 T9

For further background information on the 2016 NCAA Div I Regionals please read my Preview article which I posted on 15th May.

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

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Copyright © 2016, Mark Eley. All rights reserved.

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.

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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
  • GEORGE BAYLIS, Akron
  • 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
  • Northwestern – JOSHUA JAMIESON and RYAN LUMSDEN
  • 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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Copyright © 2016, 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.