UVa Golfers Open Play at NCAA Regional Thursday
Charlottesville, VA – The 19th-ranked Virginia men’s golf team begins play at a NCAA Regional Championship Thursday, May 20 at Yale Golf Club in New Haven, Conn. The Cavaliers will compete as the number-four seed among 14 teams at the site. The top five finishers from the three-day, 54-hole event advance to the NCAA Championships June 1-6 at The Honors Course near Chattanooga, Tenn.
The field for the New Haven Regional includes (listed by seed): UCLA, Texas, South Carolina, Virginia, Alabama, East Tennessee State, Southeastern Louisiana, Charlotte, Kent State, Vanderbilt, Penn State, UNC Wilmington, Columbia and Lafayette. A total of 81 teams are competing at six regional sites May 20-22.
The regional berth marks the 14th time since 1990 the Cavaliers have advanced to postseason play. Virginia is looking to advance to the NCAA Championships for the 13th time in its history. Last year the Cavaliers placed fourth at a regional site and went on to a 27th-place finish at the NCAA Championships.
Virginia’s lineup will include senior Kyle Stough, juniors Will Collins and Amory Davis and sophomores Ben Kohles and Henry Smart. Stough, Collins and Kohles all played in the NCAA Regional and NCAA Championships last year.
The Cavaliers are paired with Alabama and East Tennessee State for the first-round of play. Virginia tees off starting at 8:20 a.m. from the 10th tee.
Live scoring of the tournament will be online at Golfstat.com