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Day one roundup: NCAA Division I Men's Regionals
13 May 2024
by Justin Golba of AmateurGolf.com

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Cameron Huss (Wisconsin Athletics Photo)
Cameron Huss (Wisconsin Athletics Photo)

The NCAA Division I Men's Regionals are underway as 81 teams and 45 individuals will look to punch their ticket to Omni La Costa Resort in Carlsbad, Calif., for the NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championships from May 24 to May 29.

Six 54-hole regional tournaments will be conducted to determine the 30 qualifying teams and six individuals (not on those qualifying teams) who will compete in the finals.

Thirteen teams and ten individuals (not on those teams) will compete at each of the three regionals, while the other three regionals will have 14 teams and five individuals (not on those teams).

The low five teams and the low individual not on those teams will advance to the finals.

Day one results

Texas regional site
The University of Texas Golf Club, Austin, Tex. 

Texas held its own at its home course in round one, shooting 11-under and leading Notre Dame by one shot. The individual race leaderboard is loaded, with five golfers at 4-under and tied for first place, including Nathan Petronzio and Tommy Morrison of Texas. The Longhorn duo is joined by Michael Brennan of Wake Forest, Palmer Jackson of Notre Dame, and Bryce Lewis of Tennessee at 4-under.

31 golfers are within four shots of the lead, so this regional is wide open after the opening round. 

Day one standings: 1. Texas -11; 2. Notre Dame -9; 3. Tennessee -8; 4. BYU -4; 5. Georgia E; 6. Utah +1; 7. Arkansas State +3; 8. UNCG +4; T9. Arkansas +5; T9. Wake Forest +5; 11. Kansas City +10; 12. Grand Canyon +12; 13. San Jose State +14. LIVE SCORING

North Carolina regional site
UNC Finley Golf Course, Chapel Hill, N.C.

The Chapel Hill regional has inclement weather coming in on Tuesday and Wednesday, so play started on Monday at 7:30 Eastern time and continued until dark. Most teams played a full 36 holes, and East Tennessee State leads by three shots over Clemson, while No. 1 seed North Carolina has some work to do to win the regional on Tuesday. The Tar Heels are down eight shots after leading through one round. 

Day one standings: 1. East Tennessee State -21; 2. Clemson -18; 3. North Carolina -13; 4. Baylor -11; T5. Long Beach State -10; T5. Georgia Tech -10; 7. Alabama -7; 8. Ball State -2; 9. Loyola Marymount E; 10. Michigan State +2; 11. VCU +4; 12. Northwestern +11; 13. Howard +29. LIVE SCORING

LSU regional site
University Club, Baton Rouge, La. 

Virginia and Auburn lead the way in the LSU regional, with Ohio State, Houston, and Duke looking to play catchup in the second round. Host school LSU and Texas Tech have some ground to make up to earn one of the five qualifying spots. Deven Patel of Virginia shot 5-under 67 to lead the individual competition by one shot over Wolfgang Glawe of Houston and Connor Gaunt of LSU. 2024 Masters low amateur Neal Shipley of Ohio State is T4 after a round of 3-under 68. Auburn standouts Jackson Koivun and Josiah Gilbert join Shipley at 4-under. 

Day one standings: 1. Virginia -8; 2. Auburn -3; T3. Ohio State +1; T3. Houston +1; 5. Duke +3; T6. Texas Tech +4; T6. Oregon +4; 8. South Carolina +5; 9. Lipscomb +6; 10. LSU +7; 11. Louisville +13; 12. Loyola Maryland +22; 13. Yale +32; 14. Arkansas Pine Bluff +33. LIVE SCORING

Purdue regional site
Birck Boilermaker Golf Complex, West Lafayette, Ind. 

The No. 1 seed Vanderbilt is peaking at the right time, shooting a team score of 11-under and setting the course record for lowest in round one. Arizona and Purdue also shot impressive rounds of 5-under and 4-under, respectively. Cameron Huss of Wisconsin leads the field at 6-under, while Gordon Sargent of Vanderbilt, who is ranked No. 1 in the Golfweek/AmateurGolf.com World Rankings, is in solo second place at 5-under and one shot back of the lead. Four Vanderbilt golfers are currently under par. 

Day one standings: 1. Vanderbilt -11; 2. Arizona -5; 3. Purdue -4; 4. Florida +1; 5. New Mexico +2; T6. Mississippi State +9; T6. Colorado State +9; T8. Southern Illinois +10; T8. Indiana +10; T8. San Diego State +10; T11. Stetson +16; T11. College of Charleston +11; 13. Tennessee Tech +23. LIVE SCORING

San Diego regional site
The Farms Golf Club, Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. 

Sampson Zheng of California shot 4-under 66 and Rayhan Thomas of Oklahoma State shot 3-under 67 to get in front of the filed in the individual competition. 2023 Walker Cupper Nick Gabrelcik and Davis Lee of North Florida are T3 at 2-under to lead the Ospreys to the slim round one team lead over Oklahoma State. 

Day one standings: 1. North Florida -3; 2. Oklahoma State -2; 3. California E; 4. Oklahoma +4; T5. West Virginia +5; T5. San Diego +5; 7. Arizona State +6; 8. Washington +10; 9. South Florida +13; 10. Chattanooga +14; 11. Kansas +17, 12. Wright State +18; 13. Seton Hall +22; 14. Winthrop +25. LIVE SCORING

Stanford regional site
Stanford Golf Course, Stanford, Calif. 

Illinois streak of Big Ten Championships may have come to an end, but the Fighting Illini came out strong to start regionals, taking a four-shot lead over Florida State and shooting a remarkable 17-under 263 as a team. Florida State and Stanford will look to close the gap with Illinois in the second round. Max Herendeen of Illinois recorded eight birdies and one bogey en route to an impressive 7-under 63. Five golfers are two shots back of Herendeen at 5-under and tied for second place, including top ten golfers in the world Luke Clanton of Florida State and Michael Thorbjornsen of Stanford. 

Day one standings: 1. Illinois -17; 2. Florida State -13; 3. Stanford -11; T4. Ole Miss -9; T4. Texas A&M -9; 6. UCLA -3; 7. Augusta E; 8. UNLV +1; 9. SMU +5; T10. Liberty +6, T10. Fresno State +6; T10. Missouri +6; 13. Siena +7; 14. Sacramento State +16. LIVE SCORING



ABOUT THE NCAA Division I 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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