INDIANAPOLIS – For the 16th straight season, the No. 17 Georgia College golf team has advanced to NCAA postseason play, earning an at-large bid to the NCAA South/Southeast SuperRegional, as the national office released the field of 80 teams and 32 individuals Friday.
The regional will take place Monday, May 6 through Wednesday, May 8. Action takes place at the par-72, 6,928-yard El Campeon golf course at the Mission Inn Resort & Club in Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla. The regional is being co-hosted by the Sunshine State Conference and the Central Florida Sports Commission.
The South/Southeast SuperRegional consists of 10 teams each from both the South and Southeast regions of NCAA Division II. The top four individuals from each region not with a team were also selected. The three-day, 54-hole regional will feature one round each day. Action will get underway at 7:30 a.m. each day. Admission is free each day.
The Bobcats are the defending champions having won this regional tourney twice, taking the title in 2008 and just a year ago. The Bobcats have advanced to the NCAA Finals on nine occasions in school history.
Four other Peach Belt Conference (PBC) schools took slots at the regional, with No. 3 USC Aiken taking the automatic bid as PBC Tournament Champion. No. 9 Columbus State University, No. 13 Armstrong and No. 20 Georgia Southwestern State University will also extend their respective seasons.
The Georgia College Department of Athletics, two-time winners of the PBC Commissioner's Cup, sponsors 11 varsity athletic programs at the NCAA Division II level. As a Division II program, Bobcat Athletics prides itself on balancing the life of the student-athlete, evidenced by the teams' multiple appearances in post-season competition as well as documented academic success and community-service involvement. Sign up at www.twitter.com/BobcatSports and www.facebook.com/gcbobcats for up-to-the-minute reports, and visit www.GCBobcats.com for more information, and to nominate your favorite former Bobcats and Colonials to the GC Athletics Hall of Fame.