Scottie Scheffler of Texas reacts after sinking a putt during the final round of the 2016 NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championship at Eugene Country Club on June 1, 2016 in Eugene, Oregon. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)


Longhorns men’s golf to open NCAA tournament at home

Posted May 5th, 2017


After claiming its fifth-straight Big 12 championship, the Texas men’s golf team is staying home for the start of the NCAA postseason. The Longhorns received a No. 3 seed in the Austin Regional when the NCAA tournament field was revealed on Thursday.

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The tournament takes place May 15-17 at the University of Texas Golf Club. The Longhorns will be seeking their third-straight regional title and 11th consecutive NCAA Championship appearance. In 2016, Texas finished runner-up to Oregon in the NCAA championship match.

The Longhorns have a different look this year without 2016 Fred Haskins Award winner Beau Hossler, but still managed to hold off Oklahoma State by a single stroke at the Big 12 Championships in Kansas. Juniors Doug Ghim and Scottie Scheffler tied for runner-up honors at the tournament.

The Cowboys will be the top seed at Austin, and Wake Forest is the No. 2 seed in the 13-team, 10-individual field. Five teams and five individuals not on the qualifying teams will qualify for the NCAA Championship, which is May 26-31 at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove, Illinois. Texas last won the national championship in 2012.

Women headed to Lubbock

While the men stay home, the Longhorn women begin their postseason May 8-10 at the Lubbock Regional. Texas, which won the Big 12 championship, is the No. 5 seed in the 18-team tournament. Six teams and six individuals will qualify from each of the women’s regionals.

The Lubbock Regional is being hosted at The Rawls Course.

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