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Tars Earn Spot in NCAA Division II South/SE Regional

Rollins is headed to the NCAA Tournament!
Rollins is headed to the NCAA Tournament!

 

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (April 26, 2019) – For the third straight year, Rollins men's golf is headed to the postseason as bids to NCAA Division II Regional play were announced Friday.

The Tars, in partnership with the Greater Orlando Sports Commission, are set to host the South/SE Super Regional May 9-11 at Mission Inn Resort in Howey-in-the-Hills.

Rollins is the No. 8 seed in historically the nation's most competitive region. Sunshine State Conference champion Barry is the top seed, followed by Lynn, West Florida and Nova Southeastern.

Lynn beat West Florida for the 2018 national title a year ago. Over the last 39 years, the NCAA National Champion has come from the South/Southeast 34 times, including each of the last six years.

South Region:

  1. Barry [Sunshine State Conference]
  2. Lynn
  3. West Florida [Gulf South Conference]
  4. Nova Southeastern
  5. Florida Southern
  6. Florida Tech
  7. Saint Leo
  8. Rollins
  9. Valdosta State
  10. Albany State (Georgia) [Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference]

Individuals:
Zach Zediker, Delta State
Samuel Jones, West Georgia
Evan Spence, Lee
Paul Murphy, Montevallo

Southeast Region:

  1. Lincoln Memorial
  2. Young Harris
  3. Carson-Newman
  4. Limestone
  5. Columbus State
  6. Clayton State
  7. South Carolina Aiken
  8. Queens (North Carolina) [South Atlantic Conference]
  9. Flagler [Peach Belt Conference]
  10. North Greenville [Conference Carolinas]

Individuals:
Vincent Norrman, Georgia Southwestern
Jon Parker, Lander
Harry Bolton, Newberry
Bryson Boyette, Barton

At a minimum, the top three teams and the top two student-athletes not with a team from each regional will advance to the finals May 20-24 at The Resort at Glade Springs in Daniels, West Virginia. 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 finals will be hosted by the Mountain East Conference.

Rollins sits No. 23 in the GolfStat Relative Ranking and 19 in the GolfWeek Division II Coaches Poll coming out of the regular season. The Tars own four top-10 finishes this season, including a victory at the McDonough Cup to close the fall season. Over the last three tournaments, the Tars took eighth at the prestigious Southeastern Collegiate, fourth at the Bobcat Invitational and fifth at the SSC Championship.

Junior Morgan Egloff leads the way with a 71.62 stroke average, sitting No. 13 in the GolfStat Individual national rankings. He was just named First Team All-Sunshine State Conference on Friday afternoon.

Fans can follow the Tars postseason run at RollinsSports.com.

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