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April 27, 2012

Six PBC Men’s Golf Teams Named to NCAA Tournament Field

INDIANAPOLIS, IND – Six Peach Belt Conference men’s golf teams were named to the 80-team NCAA Tournament field on Friday from the national office in Indiana.  The six will play in the South/Southeast Regional May 7-9 at the Rock Barn Golf & Spa in Conover, N.C.  The event will be hosted by Lenoir-Rhyne.

UNC Pembroke, the 2012 PBC Champions, are the top seed in the southeast region.  USC Aiken is the #2 seed, Georgia College #3, Georgia Southwestern #5, Armstrong Atlantic State #6 and Columbus State the ninth seed.  Also selected was Flagler’s Greg Mergel who will compete as an individual.

The teams in the southeast region will compete with the teams from the south region in a 20-team super-regional event.  The top five teams and top two individuals not on one of those teams will advance to the NCAA National Championships May 15-19 as a part of the NCAA Division II Spring Sports Festival in Louisville, Ky.

The Peach Belt Conference is home to seven men’s golf National Champions, including three in a row by USC Aiken to 2004-06.

SOUTH/SOUTHEAST REGIONAL
Rock Barn Golf & Spa in Conover, N.C.; hosted by the Lenoir-Rhyne
SOUTH TEAMS [CONFERENCE AUTOMATIC QUALIFIERS]  
Nova Southeastern [Sunshine State Conference]  
Barry  
Lynn  
North Alabama [Gulf South Conference]  
West Florida  
Florida Southern  
Rollins  
Florida Tech  
Eckerd  
Valdosta State  
   
SOUTH INDIVIDUALS SCHOOL
Nick Brothers Saint Leo
Bryn Powers West Georgia
Grant Goforth Delta State
Luke Brown Delta State
   
SOUTHEAST TEAMS [CONFERENCE AUTOMATIC QUALIFIERS]  
UNC Pembroke [Peach Belt Conference]  
USC Aiken  
Georgia College  
Wingate [South Atlantic Conference]  
Georgia Southwestern State  
Armstrong  
Carson-Newman  
Barton  
Columbus State  
Coker [Conference Carolinas]  
   
SOUTHEAST INDIVIDUALS  
Adam Hedges Belmont Abbey
Eric Kennedy Lincoln Memorial
Matthew Campbell Newberry
Greg Mergel Flagler