Saint Leo advances to NCAA play for the first time since 2009-10
SAINT LEO, Fla. – The Saint Leo University men's golf team learned on Friday night that its season will continue on as the Lions will take part in the NCAA Division II South/Southeast Regional. It marks the first time since the 2009-10 season that the men's golf team has advanced to the postseason. The NCAA South/Southeast Regional, will take place May 5-7 at the Savannah Quarters Golf and Country Club in Savannah, Ga.
The NCAA announced the field of 80 teams and 32 student-athletes competing as individuals that have been selected to participate in regional competition of the 2014 NCAA Division II Men's Golf Championships. The regional competitions will be conducted May 5-7.
At a minimum, the top three teams and the top two student-athletes not with a team from each regional (regardless of region) will advance to the finals May 19-23, at The Meadows Golf Course in Allendale, Michigan. The remaining eight team berths will be allocated based on the regions represented in the prior year's medal-match portion of the championships, with the maximum number of teams from a given region capped at seven. The finals will be hosted by Grand Valley State University.
Saint Leo is one of seven Sunshine State Conference schools to earn a bid to the Regional. Also continuing play is: Barry, Lynn, Nova Southeastern, Florida Tech, Rollins and Florida Southern.
Most recently, Saint Leo finished second at the Sunshine State Conference Championships held at Lake Jovita Golf & Country Club in Dade City, Fla., April 13-15. The Lions turned in a three-round total of 863 (284-285-294), eight strokes ahead of No. 3 ranked Lynn, and second only to top-ranked Barry.
Other teams and individuals joining the Lions in the South/Southeast Regional are:
South Region: 1. Barry
3. Nova Southeastern
4. West Florida
5. North Alabama
6. Saint Leo
7. Florida Tech
9. Florida Southern
10. Delta State
Individuals: 1. Corey Evans, West Georgia
2. John Fordham, Valdosta State
3. Alex Jones, Valdosta State
4. Barrett Waters, West Georgia
1. South Carolina Aiken
3. Columbus State
5. Georgia College
6. Clayton State
Individuals: 1. Nicolas Fonseca, Barton
2. Benedict Gebhardt, Wingate
3. Robert Prior, Lander
4. Sebastian Andersen, Mount Olive
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