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May 4, 2015

Charlottesville, Va. – For the eighth consecutive year the Virginia men’s golf team has received a bid to the NCAA Championships. The Cavaliers were awarded the number No. 5 seed among 13 teams at the regional championship site in Rancho Sante Fe, Calif. The tournament is hosted by the University of San Diego.

A total of 81 teams are competing at six regional sites May 14-16 with the top five teams and top individual (not qualifying with a team) advancing to the NCAA Championships set for May 29-June 3 at The Concession Golf Club in Bradenton, Fla.

The regional berth marks the 19th time since 1990 the Cavaliers have competed in postseason play. Virginia is looking to advance to the NCAA Championships for the 14th time in its history. Last year the Cavaliers were seventh at a regional site in Columbia, Mo., and did not advance to the NCAA Championships. Denny McCarthy finished sixth at the regional to receive an at-large berth to the NCAAs as an individual competitor. He placed sixth at the NCAAs.

The field for the regional includes (listed by seed): 1. Arizona State, 2. Georgia Tech, 3. Oklahoma, 4. New Mexico, 5. Virginia, 6. Georgia, 7. East Tennessee State, 8. Mississippi, 9. San Diego, 10. Idaho, 11. St. Mary’s, 12. Wichita State, 13. Eastern Kentucky.

Virginia is one of 10 ACC schools participating in this year’s championship, the most in league history and the largest number by a single conference in this year’s field. The other ACC participants are: Virginia Tech (Noblesville, Ind.), Florida State (Chapel Hill, N.C.), North Carolina (Chapel Hill, N.C.), Wake Forest (Chapel Hill, N.C.), Clemson (Chapel Hill, N.C.), Georgia Tech (Rancho Sante Fe, Calif.) Louisville (Lubbock, Texas), Duke (Lubbock, Texas), NC State (New Haven, Conn.).

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