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May 5, 2016

Charlottesville, Va. – For the ninth 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 Franklin, Tenn. The tournament is hosted by Vanderbilt University.

A total of 81 teams are competing at six regional sites May 16-18 with the top five teams and top individual (not qualifying with a team) advancing to the NCAA Championships set for May 27-June 1 at The Eugene Country Club in Eugene, Ore.

The regional berth marks the 20th time since 1990 the Cavaliers have competed in postseason play. Virginia is looking to advance to the NCAA Championships for the 15th time in its history. Last year the Cavaliers were fifth at a regional site in San Diego, Calif., and went on to finish 18th at the NCAA Championships.

The field for the regional includes (listed by seed): 1. Texas. 2. Vanderbilt, 3. LSU, 4. Washington, 5. Virginia, 6. Houston, 7. Pepperdine, 8. Kennesaw State, 9. Michigan, 10. Troy, 11. East Carolina, 12. UT Martin, 13. Georgetown.

Virginia is one of nine ACC schools participating in this year’s championship. The other ACC participants are: Florida State (Kohler, Wisc.) North Carolina (Marana, Ariz.), Wake Forest (Marana, Ariz.), Clemson (Stillwater, Okla.), Georgia Tech (Marana, Ariz.) Louisville (Stillwater, Okla.), Duke (Stillwater, Okla.), NC State (Albuquerque, N.M.).

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