Monday, May 10, 2010

49ers golf seeded eighth in NCAA regional

The Charlotte 49ers, who received an automatic NCAA bid as the Atlantic 10 champions, are seeded eighth in their region, which will be played May 20-22 in New Haven, Conn. , and hosted by Yale.

The 49ers will contend for one of the five advancing spots against UCLA, Texas, South Carolina, Virginia, Alabama, East Tennessee State, Southeastern Louisiana, Kent State, Vanderbilt, Penn State, UNC Wilmington, Columbia and Lafayette.

The 49ers are making their sixth straight NCAA Tournament appearance and have advanced to the finals in three of the previous five outings (20076, 2007, 2008). Charlotte posted back-to-back top 10 NCAA finishes in 2007 (tied for third) and 2008 (tied for eighth).

Charlotte is led by three-time all-America Corey Nagy, who has won three individual titles this year - including the 2010 A-10 Championship, and sophomore Olafur Loftsson, who won the 2009 NCAA Div. III individual championship last year at Oglethorpe. Nagy has advanced to the NCAA finals in each of his three years with the 49ers.

The NCAA Golf Championship is June 1-6 at The Honors Course in Chattanooga, Tennessee.


Anonymous said...

No one pays attention to college golf, but it's nice to know that we have one of the best teams in the NCAA here.