Alabama Men’s Golf Earns No. 6 Seed in Sammamish (Wash.) Regional
The Alabama men’s golf team earned the No. 6 seed in the 2017 NCAA Men’s Golf Regional, held in Sammamish, Wash., which was announced on Thursday. The three-day, 54-hole regional will be held Monday through Wednesday, May 15-17, and will be hosted by the University of Washington on the par 71, 6,885-yard Aldarra Golf Course.
It marks the Tide’s 13th consecutive invitation to NCAA postseason competition and 21st appearance overall in the tournament. Alabama has won four NCAA Regionals overall, three of which have come over the last five years, capturing the 2009 NCAA Galloway (N.J.) Regional, the 2012 NCAA Athens (Ga.) Regional, the 2013 NCAA Baton Rouge (La.) Regional and the 2014 NCAA Auburn (Ala.) Regional.
The 14-team regional features No. 1 seed USC, who enters the event as the top-ranked team in the country. Kent State, ranked No. 12 in the nation, is the No. 2 seed, followed by No. 3 seed and 13th-ranked Texas A&M. The rest of the field includes No. 4 Florida State, No. 5 Washington, No. 6 Alabama, No. 7 San Diego State, No. 8 UTEP, No. 9 Penn State, No. 10 Michigan, No. 11 Michigan State, No. 12 Seattle, No. 13 Marquette and No. 14 Bryant.
The top five teams from each of the six regional sites and the top individual finisher not on an advancing team will move on to the NCAA Men’s Golf National Championship, which will be played at Rich Harvest Farms course in Sugar Grove, Ill., on May 26-31. In all, the national championship will feature 30 teams and six individuals.
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