The 2018 DII Men’s Golf Championship kicks off Monday, May 21 at The Shoals Golf Club in Muscle Shoals, Ala. Twenty-eight schools and 108 total participants will take part in the five-day championship from May 21-25.
West Florida enters as the No. 1-ranked team in the latest GCCA coaches poll while Florida Southern, last year’s national champion, sits at No. 2. Both schools finished Nos. 1 and 2, respectively, in the South/Southeast Regional to claim spots in the championship field.
The 2018 championship is hosted by the University of North Alabama. Florida Southern was the winner of the 2017 team championship, defeating Lynn 3-2 in the final round in Kissimmee, Fla. West Florida junior Chandler Blanchet finished at one-under par through 54 holes to claim the 2017 individual title.
Follow below for live updates from Monday’s first round of the 2018 DII Men’s Golf Championship:
2018 Championship field announced
INDIANAPOLIS –– The NCAA Division II Men’s Golf Committee announced the 108 participants that will compete in the 2018 NCAA Division II Men’s Golf Championships.
The championships will be held May 21-25 at The Shoals Golf Club in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. The championships will be hosted by the University of North Alabama.
The teams and individuals that advanced for the 2018 championships are listed below:
The Resort at Glade Springs, Daniels, West Virginia; Mountain East Conference, host.
1. Roberts Wesleyan
2. Franklin Pierce
3. Charleston (West Virginia)
1. Minwoo Park, Concordia (New York)
2. Ryan Rucinski, Wilmington (Delaware)
Findlay Country Club, Findlay, Ohio; University of Findlay, host.
3. Missouri-St. Louis
T-4. Southeastern Oklahoma
T-4. Arkansas Tech
1. Alex Scott, Grand Valley
2. Sam Parrott, Central Missouri
Rock Barn Country Club, Conover, North Carolina; Lenoir-Rhyne University, host.
1. West Florida
2. Florida Southern
5. Lincoln Memorial
T-6. Delta State
T-6. Saint Leo
T-1. Carolos Leandro, Newberry
T-1. Tom Forster, Carson-Newman
South Central/West Regional
Tascosa Golf Club, Amarillo, Texas; West Texas A&M University, host.
1. St. Mary’s (Texas)
2. California Baptist
3. Holy Names
4. Colorado-Colorado Springs
5. Colorado Christian
1. George Markham, Colorado School of Mines
2. Elis Svard, Cal State Monterey Bay
At the 2017 championship, Florida Southern College defeated Lynn University in head-to-head medal play to claim their thirteenth men’s golf team title in school history. West Florida junior Chandler Blanchet finished with a 54-hole total of one-under par 209 to claim individual medalist honors. The championships were hosted at Reunion Resort in Kissimmee, Florida.
For more information about the championships, log on to NCAA.com.