The Central Connecticut men's golf team will compete in the NCAA Regional Championships at the Reunion Resort, Watson Course, in Kissimmee, FL, it was announced Wednesday via live broadcast on the Golf Channel. The 54-hole regional, hosted by UCF, will be held from May 14-16. The Regional will include 18 holes each day and serve as the preliminary event for the NCAA Championship.
The Blue Devils earned an automatic berth into the NCAA field by virtue of winning the Northeast Conference Championship last weekend. Central claimed its fifth conference title in program history and is back in the NCAA regionals after last participating in 2005. CCSU led the NEC Championship wire-to-wire and topped the field by 12 strokes.
Live scoring for the regional will be available via Golfstat.com. A full list of the NCAA participants is available HERE.
Joining CCSU and UCF will be top-seeded Vanderbilt and a total of six conference championship teams among the 14-team regional field. Among the individuals competing in Kissimmee will be Saptak Talwar of Sacred Heart, who won NEC medalist honors in a playoff against CCSU senior Anthony Sebastianelli.
Thirteen teams and ten individuals not on those teams will compete at each of three regionals while the other three regionals will have 14 teams and five individuals not on those teams. The low five teams and the low individual not on those teams from each regional will advance to the finals scheduled for May 25-30 at Karsten Creek Golf Club in Stillwater, OK.
NCAA Regionals will also take place in Raleigh, NC; Bryan, TX; Columbus, OH; Norman, OK; and Stockton, CA. A total of 81 teams and 15 individuals were selected for regionals.