NCAA Men's Golf Selection Show Airing Live Thursday
May 3, 2017
COLUMBIA, S.C. – The 2017 NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Championships selections announcement will take place this Thursday, May 4 at 12 p.m. ET, on Golf Channel and streamed live on the Golf Channel website. 81 teams and 45 individuals will be selected to compete in the six NCAA Men’s Regional Championship sites, May 15-17 (13 teams and 10 individuals at three regionals and 14 teams and five individuals at three regionals). 30 teams and six individuals will advance from regional sites to the national championships to be played May 26-31 at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove, Ill.
The six regional sites include The Grove, College Grove, Tennessee, hosted by Middle Tennessee State University; Kampen Course, West Lafayette, Indiana, hosted by Purdue University; Stanford Golf Course, Stanford, California, hosted by Stanford University; University of Texas Golf Club, Austin, Texas, hosted by University of Texas at Austin; University Club, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, hosted by LSU and Aldarra Golf Club, Sammamish, Washington, hosted by University of Washington.
This year’s Men’s Golf Championships will be broadcast for the fourth consecutive year by Golf Channel with more than 100 news and tournament hours planned again for the men’s and women’s golf championships. See attached news release from Golf Channel detailing that coverage.
South Carolina will be making its 24th all-time appearance in the NCAA Men’s Golf Regionals. It’ll be the sixth consecutive trip and 10th all-time under head coach Bill McDonald. In McDonald’s first season, the team captured the 2007 NCAA West Regional Title after shooting a course record 44-under (820) par at the Karsten Golf Course in Tempe, Ariz.
The Gamecocks are ranked 28th in the latest Golfstat team rankings released on May 2. The team is fresh off a berth in the first ever match play at the SEC Championship on April 21-24. The Gamecocks advanced to match play after a fifth place finish in the stroke play portion of the conference tournament. No. 6 Florida narrowly ousted Carolina 3-2 in the SEC Match Play Quarterfinals.