Wolves to participate in NCAA Division II Super Regional for fourth straight year


Wolves to participate in NCAA Division II Super Regional for fourth straight year
Friday, April 22, 2011 | by SAC Champions head to Florida for shot at National Tournament

INDIANAPOLIS - The Newberry College men's golf team will participate in the NCAA Division II South/Southeast Super Regional Tournament on May 2-4, as announced by the NCAA Friday. The Wolves qualify for the fourth consecutive season and fifth time in program history.

Newberry, the champions of the South Atlantic Conference, are ranked fifth in the Southeast region. The Super Regional tournament will be played at the Victoria Hills Golf Club in DeLand, Fla., hosted by the Sunshine State Conference and the Central Florida Sports Commission.

The South and Southeast Regional tournaments take place simultaneously, with the top five teams and top two student-athletes not with one of those five teams (regardless of region) advancing to the National Tournament on May 16-20 at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at the Shoals in Florence, Ala. Twenty teams are participating in the Super Regional.

Newberry enters the tournament after earning the South Atlantic Conference Championship on April 12, with a three-round score of 900. Newberry claimed three other tournament championships in the season, with three more top five finishes. The Wolves finished no lower than 9th in a Division II tournament this year and are currently ranked in 18th in the GolfStat head-to-head rankings.

2011 NCAA DIVISION II SOUTH/SOUTHEAST REGIONAL MEN'S GOLF TOURNAMENT
Victoria Hills Golf Club; DeLand, Florida; hosted by the Sunshine State Conference and the Central Florida Sports Commission.

Southeast Region:
1. Georgia College
2. Barton
3. Armstrong Atlantic State
4. Columbus State
5. Newberry [South Atlantic Conference]
6. UNC Pembroke
7. Flagler [Peach Belt Conference]
8. Queens (N.C.) [Conference Carolinas]
9. South Carolina Aiken
10. Belmont Abbey

Individuals:
1. Jake Murphy, Coker
2. Gavin Hay, Carson-Newman
3. Max Fischer, Lander
4. Liam Ashby, Carson-Newman

South Region:
1. West Florida [Gulf South Conference]
2. Lynn
3. Barry
4. North Alabama
5. Nova Southeastern [Sunshine State Conference]
6. Florida Southern
7. Valdosta State
8. Rollins
9. Delta State
10. Florida Tech

Individuals:
1. Bryn Powers, West Georgia
2. Callum Georgallides, Eckerd
3. Matt Jennings, Henderson State
4. Kris Shane, Tampa