The Bulldogs have gone from a bubble team to an at-large lock this spring, with scoring averages dropping and team records being replaced.
New Mexico saved its best golf for when it mattered most, as the top-seeded Lobos won the NCAA Columbus Regional. Senior James Erkenbeck added the individual title for New Mexico.
While first-round leader Charlotte fell back to a tie for fifth, UNLV and South Carolina moved into the top spot and share the lead after two rounds of the NCAA Columbus Regional.
The 12th-seeded Charlotte 49ers lead the South Carolina Gamecocks by a single shot and are four clear of the Stanford Cardinal.
The NCAA Div. I men’s postseason has arrived. The six regional format is now five years old and seems to be working very well. Largely due to the lesser number of teams which results in a better run event from every aspect of tournament golf.
There was little surprise at the top of the three NCAA regional leaderboards on May 11. Top-ranked USC won its ninth regional title, Duke notched its eighth – and first since 2007 – and Alabama, the defending national champion, easily won by eight shots.
Women's regional play begins May 9, and Lance Ringler offers some random thoughts to take into the postseason.
Top collegiate men and women golfers are finding the spotlight of majors at this time of year – women in this week's Kraft Nabisco Championship and men in next week's Masters.
Austin Peay's victory at the Memphis Intercollegiate might be the biggest in program history, considering the field. Also: Don't forget Alabama, while the UCLA women have regrouped.
What if the professional golf tours held a very simple, draft day-like event to give instant access to a few college players? It inspired Lance Ringler's Weekly Top 5.