Men's Golf Earns NCAA Regional Bid

Auburn, Ala.--The Auburn men's golf team earned a the 11th seed in the 27-team NCAA East Regional to be played at the Lake Nona Golf Club in Orlando, Fla., May 18-20.

Ten of the nation's top 25 teams in the Golfweek rankings are in the East Regional, including No. 1 Georgia, No. 5 UCLA, No. 9 UNLV, No. 11 Georgia State, No. 12 North Carolina and No. 13 Texas Tech. Auburn is three slots shy of the top 25.

Auburn is led by two-time senior All-SEC Stuart Moore, who has a 72.77 stroke average, junior Andrew Medley (72.83), freshman Glenn Northcutt (73.23), sophomore Jay Moseley (74.03), sophomore Patton Kizzire (74.43) and sophomore Steven Groover (74.42).

The Tigers are making their seventh-consecutive Regional appearance and 16th overall in the last 18 years. Auburn has been placed in the East Regional in every appearance other than going to the West Regional last year.

"We are excited about going south," said head coach Mike Griffin of the East Regional, which features three other SEC teams. "We are glad to be in, and we are looking forward to going back to Lake Nona. It is a really challenging golf course. It provides a great test of golf and mental fortitude. We have a lot of work to do in the next week to get ready to play."

The East Regional teams in order of seeding include No. 1 Georgia, No. 5 UCLA, No. 9 UNLV, No. 11 Georgia State, No. 12 North Carolina, No. 19 Southern California, No. 13 Texas Tech, No. 16 Wake Forest, No. 24 Charlotte, No. 25 Coastal Carolina, Auburn, Tennessee, South Carolina, Florida State, Indiana, Notre Dame, Georgia Southern, Maryland, Jacksonville and Western Illinois to round out the top 20. Wichita State is the 21st-seed followed by Rhode Island, George Washington, Richmond, Liberty, Army and Binghamton.

Individuals in the East Regional include Vanderbilt's Luke List, Jacksonville State's Daniel Willett, Western Carolina's Matt Cook, UAB's Garrett Osborn, Charleston Southern's Shawn Hall and Tennessee Tech's Scott Stallings.

The top 10 teams and two individuals not on those teams qualify for the 109th NCAA Men's Golf Championship at the Sunriver Resort and Golf Club in Sunriver, Ore., May 31-June 3.

Seven SEC teams qualified for the Regionals, including No. 1 Georgia, Auburn, Tennessee and South Carolina in the East at Lake Nona Golf Club in Orlando, Fla.; No. 22 Kentucky in the Central at the Sand Ridge Golf Club in Cleveland, Ohio; and No. 3 Florida and Alabama in the West at Tucson (Ariz.) National Golf Club.

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