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A Closer Look at the NCAA Men's Regional Sites
14 May 2017
by Sam Dostaler of amateurgolf.com

see also: NCAA Division I National Golf Championship, Rich Harvest Farms

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(May 14, 2017) - With the NCAA Division I Men's Regionals getting underway on Monday here is a closer look at the six sites that will be hosting play from May 15-17.

Each site will feature 18 teams and six individuals with the top-five teams from each site and the low individual not on a qualifying team advancing. This years regional sites include Aldarra Golf Club (Sammamish, WA), The Grove (College Grove, TN), University of Texas Club (Austin, TX), Stanford Golf Course (Stanford, CA), Kampen Course (West Lafayette, IN) and the University Club (Baton Rouge, LA).

Following the completion of regional play the advancing teams and players will move onto the NCAA Championship being hosted by Rich Harvest Farms from May 26-31 in Sugar Grove, IL.

Austin Regional

The University of Texas Golf Club (Austin, TX)

Designed by Bechtol Russell The University of Texas Golf Club is a 7,355 yard par-71 layout. The home course of Texas golf celebrated its 10th Anniversary in 2013 and the Chairman of the Board is former Texas football coaching legend Mack Brown. The 16,000 square foot clubhouse features numerous displays of past Texas stars with major championship trophies, Ryder Cup and NCAA Championship memorabilia on display.

Baton Rouge Regional

The University Club (Baton Rouge, LA)

The par-72 7,372 yard track was co-designed by PGA pro David Toms and LSU alum Jim Lipe. The home course of LSU golf features four par-5's and the closing par-4 can be stretched out to 450 yards.

College Grove Regional

The Grove (College Grove, TN)

A Greg Norman Signature Course, The Grove is a 7,383 yard par-72 track. The Grove serves as the host course for the Web.com Future Stars Shootout, has hosted a USGA Senior Amateur Qualifier, and also the Franklin American Mortgage Intercollegiate.

Stanford Regional

Stanford Golf Course (Stanford, CA)

The home course for Stanford golf was opened in 1930 and it was co-designed by William Bell and George C. Thomas. The shortest course of the six regional sites, Stanford Golf Course is a par-70 6,727 yard layout.

Both par-5's on the course (No. 1 and 16) are definite scoring opportunities with neither hole exceeding 501 yards.

Over the years Stanford Golf Course has hosted U.S. Open Qualifying events, the Women's NCAA Championships, numerous NCAA Regionals, Pac-10 Championships, a former Senior PGA Tour event (The Gathering at the Farm) and USGA Junior Amateur Qualifying.

Washington Regional

Aldarra Golf Club (Sammamish, WA)

Designed by Tom Fazio the track is a par-71 6,885 yard layout that is located just outside of Seattle and it offers views of Mount Si and the Cascade mountain range.

West Lafayette Regional

Kampen Course (West Lafayette, IN)

Kampen Course, the home of Purdue golf, is a Pete Dye links style par-72 7,411 yard design. The course offers vast bunkers among other layout challenges that the players will have to navigate through.

Kampen Course has hosted a number of events of the years including the 2000 Men's Big Ten Championship, the 2003 Women's NCAA Championship, the 2004 Indiana Open, the 2005 Women's Western Amateur, and the 2008 Men's NCAA Championship.

-For a look at all the teams and individuals in the field click here.
ABOUT THE NCAA Championship

30 teams and 6 individuals not on a qualifying team make up the field for the championship of NCAA Division I women's golf.

After 72 holes of stroke play, the individual champion is crowned, and the low 8 teams advance to match play to determine the team champion.

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