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May 5, 2003

Columbia, S.C. – The University of South Carolina men’s golf team earned its eighth consecutive berth to the NCAA Regionals after the bids for the 2003 NCAA East Regional were announced today. The Gamecocks head to Auburn, Ala. for the 2003 NCAA East Regional on May15-17 as the No. eight seed. The par-72, 7,207-yard Auburn University Club will host the three-day event.

This year’s bid to the NCAA tournament marks the 15th time the Gamecocks have advanced to the post season. The top ten teams from each region (east, central, west) will advance to the NCAA Championships in Stillwater, Okla. on May 27-30. The last time South Carolina advanced past regionals to the NCAA Championships was in 2001.

The Gamecocks will showcase the same five-man team as in the 2003 Southeastern Conference Championships: Eirik Johansen, Martin Rominger, West Streib, Alex Hamilton and Nash Elliot. Johansen and Streib both posted top 10 finishes at the SEC Championships and will be competing in their first NCAA tournament.

Auburn University Club in Auburn, Alabama
Hosted by Auburn University.

Teams (seeded in the following order):
1. Clemson (Atlantic Coast)
2. Augusta State
3. Wake Forest
4. Florida (SEC)
5. Auburn
6. Georgia Tech
7. Tennessee
8. South Carolina
9. College of Charleston
10. Vanderbilt
11. Virginia Tech (Big East)
12. East Tennessee State
13. Duke
14. Georgia State
15. North Carolina-Wilmington
16. Alabama
17. Jacksonville State (Atlantic Sun)
18. Georgia Southern (Southern)
19. Penn State
20. Charleston Southern (Big South)
21. Maryland
22. James Madison
23. Rhode Island
24. Yale (Ivy)
25. Binghamton
26. Liberty
27. Jackson State (SWAC)