The NCAA Division II Men's Golf committee announced the selections for the 2017 NCAA Midwest/Central Super Regional Friday night (April 28) and Grand Valley State earned the second seed in the Midwest Region.
USC's streak of six NCAA Regional top seeds came to end this year. Six teams and three individuals will advance from each site to the national championships which will be hosted by Northern Illinois University at Rich Harvest Farms, in Sugar Grove, Illinois from May 19-24.
The Cardinal will be one of 18 teams competing May 8-10 at the University of New Mexico Championship Course.
Florida State enters the NCAA Columbus Regional Championship ranked No. 5 nationally by Golfweek and No. 5 by GolfStat entering the NCAA Regional Championships. The other regionals are in Albuquerque, N.M., Athens, Ga., and Lubbock, Texas.
The NCAA field includes 72 teams and 24 individuals, broken evenly into four regionals.
SC and Clemson's women's golf teams on Thursday received NCAA postseason berths. The course is a par-72 and is 6,416 yards in distance. The win marked the second career victory for the Goose Creek, native, who won the individual title at the Baton Rouge Regional past year.
"This team has really worked hard to place a mark on the program, and make incremental improvements year in and year out", Dowling added. Of these players, 132 will advance to the championship finals. Regional tournaments are considered preliminary rounds of NCAA championships competition and all national championships policies apply.
"I'm very proud of Emie and her accomplishments at Minnesota", said head coach Michele Redman. The Blue Devils have won a total of six NCAA Championships over the last 18 years --1999, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2014.
Georgetown won its first-ever BIG EAST Championship last weekend, leading from start to finish and posting a nine-shot victory to reach the postseason for the first time.
Geer, who joined the Spartans in January and played in every tournament this spring, is the first Spartan to be named freshman of the year since Dayna Burleigh in 2003 and fourth in program history.