The Florida men’s golf team will travel to Cle Elum, Washington, for the NCAA Regionals, the NCAA announced Wednesday.
The Gators attempt to bounce back after a disappointing performance at the SEC Tournament where they tied for ninth.
With the bid, UF kept its streak of being invited to compete in the NCAA Regionals intact. Since the NCAA Regional Championship was introduced in 1998, Florida secured a bid 31 of 32 times.
Florida’s most recent success in the regional competition came in 2018. The Gators won the regional title that year down the road in Kissimmee, Florida.
The Washington regional is one of six taking place across the country, serving as a play in for the NCAA Championship. The five lowest scoring teams and the lowest scoring individual not from those five schools will advance to the championship.
The Gators face tough competition in their region. Including 17th-ranked Florida, the tournament features five schools inside Golfstat’s top-25 rankings, including No. 6 Wake Forest, No. 7 Pepperdine, No. 20 Arizona and No. 25 San Francisco.
Here is the full list of teams competing in Washington with their regional ranking:
No. 1 Wake Forest
No. 2 Pepperdine
No. 3 Florida
No. 4 Arizona
No. 5 San Francisco
No. 6 Iowa
No. 7 Washington
No. 8 East Tennessee State
No. 9 Utah
No. 10 Oregon
No. 11 Mississippi State
No. 12 Long Beach State
No. 13 Denver
No. 14 Sacramento State
The regional in Washington begins on Monday, May 17 and wraps up on Wednesday, May 19.
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Joseph Henry is a fourth-year sports journalism major and is the Alligator's sports editor. He previously worked as senior news director, assistant sports editor, men's basketball beat reporter, volleyball beat reporter and golf beat reporter. He enjoys sitting down to watch a movie as often as possible, collecting vinyl and drinking Dr. Pepper.