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.
|Rock Barn Golf & Spa in Conover, N.C.; hosted by the Lenoir-Rhyne|
|SOUTH TEAMS [CONFERENCE AUTOMATIC QUALIFIERS]|
|Nova Southeastern [Sunshine State Conference]|
|North Alabama [Gulf South Conference]|
|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]|
|Wingate [South Atlantic Conference]|
|Georgia Southwestern State|
|Coker [Conference Carolinas]|
|Adam Hedges||Belmont Abbey|
|Eric Kennedy||Lincoln Memorial|