DURHAM, N.C. – The 19th-ranked Duke men's golf team received word on Thursday afternoon that it had secured a bid to its 26th NCAA regional tournament, set to take place in Baton Rouge, LA. The regional will be hosted by Louisiana State University at The University Club GC, scheduled for May 15-17.
Also taking part in this year's Baton Rouge NCAA Regional will be LSU, Oregon, Virginia, Northwestern, Arkansas, Jacksonville, Kentucky, South Florida, Iowa, Georgia State, Jacksonville State, Loyola (Md.), and Alabama State, ordered respectively, with Duke sliding in at the fourth seed.
The event will be a three-day, 54-hole tournament, with 18 holes of golf played each day.
In each of the six regionals, the top five teams will advance to the NCAA Championship, which is slated for May 26-31 in Sugar Grove, Ill.
The Blue Devils will be seeking their second regional title, their first since 2011 when they were crowned champions of the Radford, Va. Regional. Overall, Duke has placed in the top five a total of six times in program history.
The team will be entering the event with a great deal of momentum behind them, having recorded top-three finishes in three of the last four tournaments, highlighted by a convincing victory at the ACC Championship where they would conclude the weekend with a 12-stroke lead.
Following the announcement, head coach Jamie Green expressed his excitement.
"We're thrilled to be headed to Baton Rouge, they have a fantastic golf course," he said, "one of the better university courses in our country. And our guys are hungry. They can't wait to do the next thing. They've got big dreams and big goals for the rest of the year."
Live scoring for the tournament will be available via golfstatresults.com