AUGUSTA, Ga. – The Augusta University men's golf team earned the 12th seed in the 2018 NCAA Men's Golf Regional, held in Raleigh, N.C. at the Lonnie Poole Golf Course. The three-day, 54-hole regional will be held Monday through Wednesday, May 14-16, and will be hosted by N.C. State.
The Jaguars are making their fourth straight appearance under head coach Jack O'Keefe and the 21st all-time to the NCAA postseason (1993, '94, '95, 98', '99, 00', '01, '02, '03, '04, '05, '07, '08, '09, '10, '11, '12, '15, '16, '17, and '18). The announcement came on May 2 from the NCAA Division I Men's Golf Committee via a live selection show on Golf Channel.
Six 54-hole regional tournaments will be conducted May 14-16. Thirteen teams and ten individuals not on those teams will compete at each of three regionals while the other three regionals will have 14 teams and five individuals not on those teams. The low five teams and the low individual not on those teams from each regional will advance to the finals.
Team and individual medalist titles will be decided May 25-30 at Karsten Creek Golf Club in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Oklahoma State University is the host institution for the 2018 championships.
The Jaguars won the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Championship for the fourth consecutive year on April 21 at Crosswinds Golf Club. The Jaguars shot 7-under-par in the last round to best the eight team field by 33 shots and finish the three-day event with a score of 861 (292-288-281, 3-under). Augusta earned an automatic qualifier to the NCAA Championships with the conference tourney victory.
Augusta last competed at Lonnie Poole Golf Course in the 2016-17 season for the N.C. State Wolfpack Intercollegiate October 3-4, 2016. The Jags shot 11-over-par and took sixth.
NCAA RALEIGH REGIONAL
Lonnie Poole Golf Course – Raleigh, North Carolina Hosted by North Carolina State University
Teams (seeded in the following order):
1. Georgia Tech [Atlantic Coast Conference]
4. Arizona State
6. NC State
7. Liberty [Big South Conference]
9. Santa Clara
11. Middle Tennessee State [Conference USA]
12. Augusta [Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference]
13. Davidson [Atlantic 10 Conference]
14. Iona [Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference]
1. Dawson Armstrong, Lipscomb
2. Mark Lawrence, Virginia Tech
3. Conor Purcell, Charlotte
4. Alex Weiss, Marshall
5. Brendan MacDougall, High Point
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