IJGT ELITE News
May 12-19, 2015
After competing in the NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Regionals last week, many members of the IJGT ELITE have advanced to the Championship! The top five teams and individual from each of the six regional sites will compete in the finals, which will be held at The Concession Golf Club in Bradenton, Fla., on May 29-June 3, 2015. The IJGT ELITE who secured playoff berths are listed below.
The Sagamore Club — Noblesville, Indiana — Hosted by Ball State University
Brian Campbell (Illinois) earned medalist honors at the Noblesville Regional to lead the Illini to their eighth consecutive NCAA National Championship. He shot a 7-under 65 in the third round to finish with a 10-under tournament total. To read more about the win, click here.
Jonathan Garrick (UCLA) finished third in the Noblesville Regional with a 6-under tournament total to help lead the Bruins to a fourth-place finish and secure their 13th straight NCAA Championship berth.
University of North Carolina Finley Golf Course — Chapel Hill, North Carolina — Hosted by UNC
Billy Kennerly (Clemson) finished ninth in the Chapel Hill Regional with a 213 tournament total to help the Tigers advance. Fun Fact: All five Clemson players shot par or better on Saturday. The last time a Clemson team did that in a regional was May 17, 2001. To read more, click here.
J.T. Poston (Western Carolina) advanced as an individual.
The Farms Golf Club — Rancho Santa Fe, California — Hosted by University of San Diego
Derek Bard (Virginia) and the Cavaliers eked out a fifth-place finish at the Rancho Sante Fe Regional to head to the championship.
The Rawls Course — Lubbock, Texas — Hosted by Texas Tech University
Beau Hossler (Texas) and the Longhorns won the Lubbock Regional to punch their ticket to the championship. Hossler tied for fourth with a 5-under 208 tournament total. He hasn’t finished outside the top 20 this year.
Ben Schlottman (Auburn) and the Tigers finished fourth in the Lubbock Regional to advance to the championship.
The Course at Yale — New Haven, Connecticut — Hosted by Yale University
The University of South Florida Bulls were the only team to finish under par in the New Haven Regional, recording a 14-under tournament total. Rigel Fernandes carded a team-low 6-under 64 in round one on the way to a tie for 11th. Trey Valentine shot under par in the second and third rounds to land in a tie for 25th. To read more, click here.
Ryann Ree (San Diego State) carded a 3-under 67 in the final round of the New Haven Regional to help the Aztecs finish second and earn their third NCAA Championship berth in five years.
Theo Humphrey (Vanderbilt) and the Commodores punched their second consecutive ticket to the NCAA Championship with a fourth-place finish in the New Haven Regional.
Zach Wright (Louisiana State) and the Tigers came from behind to finish fifth in the New Haven Regional and earn a spot in the NCAA Championship. Wright shot a 1-under 69 in the final round helping his team to card a tournament-low team score of 12-under 268.
You can view all of the 2015 NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Championship participants here.
Hosted by the University of South Florida, the 2015 Division I Men’s Golf Championships will use a 72-hole, individual stroke-play format on Friday-Monday. Then, the top eight teams will compete in a team match-play tournament on Tuesday and Wednesday. Golf Channel will have live coverage of the event on June 1-3.
Congratulations and best of luck to the IJGT ELITE competing in the championship next weekend!