U of L Men's Golf Advances to NCAA Regionals

The University of Louisville men's golf team capped off one of its best seasons in school history by becoming the first Cardinal golf team to advance to an NCAA Regional.

The Cardinals were the 16th seed out of 27 teams selected in the East Region and will compete at the Golf Club of Tennessee in Nashville, Tenn., on May 19-21.

Three regional tournaments, encompassing the current nine regions, will be conducted May 19-21. A total of 27 teams and six individuals not on selected teams were assigned to each regional site. 10 teams and two individuals not on advancing teams will move on from each regional to the championship finals.

"I'm very pleased for our players and the entire program here at the University of Louisville," said head men's golf coach Mark Crabtree. "The players have had an outstanding season. We've won a couple of tournaments and we've had three players win individual titles this year. I can't say enough how proud I am of this entire team."

Under the direction of Crabtree and behind the nation's top-ranked freshmen class, the University of Louisville has enjoyed unprecedented success this season. The Cardinals won four tournament titles, including the Cardinal Intercollegiate earlier this fall. They also won the Fall Shores Classic, and the Forest Oaks Intercollegiate and the Marshall Invite * in consecutive weeks.

The team also had three different players take home medalist honors in freshmen Derek and Daryl Fathauer and senior Charlie Woo. The team set the school record for stroke average and have finished in fifth place or better in 12 of 13 tournaments. Daryl was named the C-USA Freshman of the Year and also earned first team accolades.

The championships will be conducted June 1-4 at Caves Valley Golf Club in Owings Mills, Maryland. Loyola College (Maryland) is the host institution for this year's championships.

1. Georgia
2. Georgia Tech
3. Florida
4. Duke (Atlantic Coast)
5. Wake Forest
6. Tennessee
7. Georgia Southern
8. Alabama
9. Clemson
10. Georgia State (Atlantic Sun)
11. Coastal Carolina (Big South)
12. East Tennessee State (Southern)
13. Indiana
14. Central Florida
15. North Carolina
16. Louisville
17. Virginia
18. Vanderbilt
19. Charlotte
20. Penn State
21. North Carolina-Wilmington (Colonial)
22. Towson
23. Rhode Island
24. Rutgers
25. Maryland
26. Army (Patriot)
27. Boston College

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