SFU Clan Invited To NCAA Super Regional For Fourth Time In Five Years
- Category: Inside Golf
- Published: 2018-04-30
SFU Clan Men's Golf Team, The 2018 GNAC Champions Are Headed To The NCAA Super Regional Tournament. (Photo/SFU Athletics)
INDIANAPOLIS – For the fourth time in five years the Simon Fraser University men's golf team has been selected to compete in the NCAA Super Regional.
Great Northwest Athletic Conference champion Simon Fraser will be the No. 6 seed from the West Region at the 2018 NCAA Division II Men's Golf West/South Central Regional, which will be held May 7-9 in Amarillo, Texas. The Clan also participated in the Super Regional in 2016, 2015 and 2014.
The tournament will be held at the Tascosa Golf Club and will feature 20 teams and eight individuals. A total of 10 teams and four individuals comprise each region. Chico State represents the West Region as the No. 1 seed while UC Colorado Springs is the top seed in the South Central Region.
Simon Fraser enters the tournament as the conference leader with a 293.9 stroke average. The Clan is paced by senior Chris Crisologo, who is making his fourth appearance to the Super Regional. Crisologo leads the conference with a 70.6 stroke average and was one of four Simon Fraser players to finish within the top-five at the GNAC Championship.
The Clan has also been guided by the play of sophomores Sy Lovan and Scott Kerr. The duo finished in fourth and tied for fifth at the conference championship and are among GNAC leaders in stroke average. Senior Craig Titterington rounds out the Clan's top-four as he was the runner-up at the GNAC Championships with a 4-under par 209.
Western Washington makes its 20th appearance to the Super Regional, this time as the eighth seed. Concordia senior Nick Huff is the lone GNAC individual to qualify for the event after achieving three top-five finishes this year.
The NCAA has announced the field of 80 teams and 32 student-athletes competing as individuals that have been selected to participate in regional competition of the 2018 NCAA Division II Men's Golf Championships. Regional play will be conducted May 7-9. At a minimum, the top three teams and the top two student-athletes not with a team from each regional (regardless of region) will advance to the NCAA championship final May 21-25, at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at the Shoals, Fighting Joe Course in Muscle Shoals, Alabama.
The remaining eight team berths will be allocated based on the regions represented in the prior year's head-to-head medal play portion of the championships, with the maximum number of teams from a given region capped at seven. The national championship final will be hosted by the University of North Alabama. Tournaments will be conducted at four regional sites with regional pairings as follows: Atlantic and East Central and Midwest South and Southeast South Central and West
South Central Region: 1. Colorado-Colorado Springs 2. St. Mary's (Texas) 3. Texas A&M Commerce 4. Arkansas-Fort Smith 5. Oklahoma Christian 6. Colorado School of Mines [Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference] 7. Colorado Christian 8. Colorado State-Pueblo 9. Midwestern State 10. Rogers State [Heartland Conference]
Individuals: 1. Grant Olinger, Colorado Mesa 2. Pedro De La Vega, Western New Mexico 3. Joaquin Arguelles, Dallas Baptist University 4. Nicholas Tenuta, Regis (Colorado)
West Region: 1. Chico State [California Collegiate Athletic Association] 2. Cal State Monterey Bay 3. Dixie State [Pacific West Conference] 4. Sonoma State 5. California Baptist 6. Simon Fraser 7. Dominican (California) 8. Western Washington 9 Holy Names 10. Cal State San Marcos
Individuals: 1. Jeffrey Yamaguchi, Stanislaus State 2. Nick Huff, Concordia Portland 3. Cody Hall, Cal State San Bernardino 4. Gabriel DeLeon Manotoc, Academy of Art
-- with files from GNAC Communications