Saturday, April 26, 2014
AIKEN, S.C. – The No. 2 University of South Carolina Aiken men’s golf team earned a spot in the upcoming 2014 NCAA Division II Men’s Golf Championships.
The Pacers will travel to Savannah, Ga., to compete in the NCAA South/Southeast Regional at the Savannah Quarters Country Club May 5-7, 2014. The event is hosted by the Armstrong Pirates, who earned an at-large bid.
The regional is comprised of 10 teams from the South Region and 10 from the Southeast Region and they are vying for seven spots into the 2014 NCAA Division II Men’s Golf Championships. It is the second time that Armstrong has hosted the regional, with the first coming in 2007.
USC Aiken is the No. 1 seed from the Southeast Region and is joined in the field by No. 7 Armstrong, No. 14 Columbus State, No. 15 Flagler, No. 17 Georgia College and Clayton State, all of which represent the PBC. Carson-Newman and Erskine earned automatic bids while Queens and Limestone garnered at-large bids.
The South Region features defending NCAA Division II National Champion Barry, No. 3 Lynn, No. 6 Nova Southeastern, No. 10 West Florida, No. 11 North Alabama, No. 16 Florida Tech, No. 19 Florida Southern and No. 24 St. Leo. Rollins and Delta State complete the field.
There are 13 nationally-ranked teams out of the 20 team-field in the NCAA South/Southeast Regional.
Play begins May 5, with one round of action at the Savannah Quarters Country Club with tee times beginning at 8 a.m. Play continues with a single round of action on May 6 with the final round of the regional slated for Wednesda7, May 7.
The Pacers are coming off their second consecutive Peach Belt Conference Championship while Brandon Robinson-Thompson won the individual championship.