Kent State Begins NCAA Regional Action Today

Updated 5/14/2009

Story courtesy of KSU Sports Information

 

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For the 22nd time in school history the Golden Flashes will take part in NCAA play as they head to the East Coast for one of six regional sites this week.  Coming off a 19-stroke victory in the MAC Championship two weeks ago, Kent State earned the seventh seed in the New Jersey Regional hosted by Columbia University at Galloway National Golf Club. 

 

The 54-hole event will take place with 18 holes of play on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.  The top five teams and the top individual not on one of the those teams will advance to the finals May 27-30.  Follow the action live all week on www.golfstat.com.    

 

The Course

Galloway National Golf Club is a private, world-class, 18-hole championship golf course, designed by world-renowned architect Tom Fazio. The facility has played host to the Ivy League Championship in 2007, as well as many other prestigious events, including the U.S. Senior Amateur Qualifier in 2004 and the N.J. State Mid-Amateur Championship in 2001, 2002 and 2005. A par 71, with new tees being added before the championship, the course will stretch over 7,000 yards.

 

Participating Teams

The 14-team field has four top 20 teams and 12 ranked 68th or higher in the latest Golfstat.com rankings.  Ranked No. 39, the Golden Flashes are seeded seventh and owned a 8-14 head-to-head mark against the field this season. 

 

Teams (seeded in the following order) (conference automatic bid): 1. Clemson; 2. Alabama; 3. Illinois (Big Ten Conference); 4. Tennessee; 5. Wake Forest; 6. Colorado State; 7. Kent State (Mid-American Conference); 8. Coastal Carolina (Big South Conference); 9. Virginia; 10. Penn State; 11. Minnesota; 12. VCU (Colonial Athletic Association); 13. Columbia (Ivy Group); 14. Sacred Heart (Northeast Conference).