Nine ACC Teams Earn Bids to NCAA Men's Golf Regionals

May 11, 2010

Nine of 11 ACC teams were selected to participate in the NCAA Regionals, May 20-22, which matches a record of nine ACC teams chosen in the 2007 and 2008 seasons.

Thirteen teams and 10 individuals not on those teams will compete at each of the 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.

The finals will be conducted June 1-6 at The Honors Course in Chattanooga, Tenn.

NCAA REGIONALS - MAY 20-22, 2010

The Course at Yale - New Haven, Connecticut

4. Virginia

  • For the third straight year, Virginia received a bid to the NCAA Championships. The regional berth marks the 14th time since 1990 the Cavaliers have advanced to postseason play.

Capital City Club, Crabapple - Atlanta, Georgia

3. Georgia Tech (Automatic Qualifier)
4. Clemson
6. Wake Forest

  • Georgia Tech earned an automatic berth by winning the Atlantic Coast Conference championship and is playing in an NCAA regional for the 13th straight year and for the 19th time in the 21 years the NCAA has used a regional qualifying format for its championship.
  • This is the 29th consecutive year the Clemson program has been selected as a team for the NCAA Men’s Golf Tournament, the 27th consecutive year under Head Coach Larry Penley. It is the longest streak of consecutive NCAA team tournament appearances in Clemson sports history.
  • Wake Forest has had its share of success at the regionals over the past few years. The Demon Deacons have won three out of the last five regionals and since 1989, the team has advanced onto the finals a total of 15 times, including each of the last five years.

The Warren Golf Course - Notre Dame, Indiana

3. Florida State
4. Duke
6. NC State
11. Virginia Tech

  • This is the fifth consecutive year Florida State has been chosen to play in the NCAA Tournament. It marks the first time since the 1992 through 1996 seasons that the Seminoles have played in five consecutive NCAA Championships.
  • Duke received its 12th straight (17th overall) NCAA Regional bid. The Blue Devils top finish in regional competition was a fourth place showing at the 1997 East Regional.
  • NC State will be making its 18th trip, and the 11th in the last 13 years to the NCAA Regionals, all under the direction of head coach Richard Sykes.
  • Virginia Tech will be making its fourth consecutive NCAA appearance and their 12th all-time appearance in the NCAA Championship.

Traditions Club - College Station, Texas

8. North Carolina

  • This is North Carolina’s 21st trip to the NCAA Regionals. The Tar Heels have received a bid to the NCAA Regionals each year, except last year (2009) since the regional format was instituted in 1989 and has advanced to the NCAA’s 17 times.