Mens Golf Earns No 4 Seed in Louisville Regional

first_imgStory Links Louisville Regional Teams: LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The University of Louisville men’s golf team will be the No. 4 seed in the NCAA Louisville Regional, which will be contested at the University of Louisville Golf Club for the first time in school history, it was announced Wednesday night on the Golf Channel.The Cardinals will welcome 13 teams and 10 individuals to their par-71, 7,217-yard layout. The tournament will take place on May 13-15 with 18 holes being contested each day.The Spencer Holt design will host the NCAA Regional for the first time, and is welcoming a difficult field that features No. 1 Oklahoma State and eight other programs ranked in the top 50 in the latest Golfstat rankings. Oklahoma State is the top seed in the regional, followed by No. 16 Auburn, and No. 13 North Florida as the third seed. No. 22 Louisville is the fourth seed and No. 25 Baylor rounds out the top five.The Cardinals, who are making their fifth post-season appearance in the last six years, earned an at-large bid for the 11th time in school history. Oklahoma State Auburn North Florida Louisville Baylor Arkansas State Iowa State West Virginia Arizona Mississippi St New Mexico Jacksonville St Southern Illinois “I’m very excited for our guys,” head coach Mark Crabtree said. “We are extremely excited to host the regional for the first time on our home course. This is going to be a great test for our program.”The Cardinals are one of nine ACC teams to advance to the regional championships.In 11 regular-season tournaments, the No. 21 Cardinals posted a school record 11 top-five finishes, including one win and five second-place endings.Collectively, the Cardinals, who lead the nation in birdies and eagles, finished under par in 11 of 12 events, including scores of 20-under-par or better four times.The Cardinals guided by sophomore Matthias Schmid are primed to make a solid run in the postseason. The native of Maxvette, Germany leads the country in birdies with 155 and owns one of the three individual wins over the course of the season.Schmid dominated the field at the Old Town Club Collegiate, firing an 18-under-par 192 to earn his first career win.During his second season, Schmid set the all-time season scoring average at 69.88, while recording six top-five finishes and nine in the top 10.Freshman Jiri Zuska is another rising star, finishing second with a stroke average of 71.24, the best-ever by a freshman in school history. He placed third at the Seminole Intercollegiate by shooting 6-under-par and had fourth-place finishes at the Linger Longer Invitational and the Stitch Intercollegiate.Thirteen teams and 10 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.Team and individual medalist titles will be decided May 23-29 at the Blessings Golf Club in Fayetteville, Ark.  Print Friendly Versionlast_img

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