Alabama Men’s Golf Set to Play in 2021 NCAA Stillwater Regional
STILLWATER, Okla. – The Alabama Men’s Golf Team returns to playoff action Monday morning when it opens play at the 2021 NCAA Stillwater Regional Golf, hosted by the State of Oklahoma. The No. 6 seeded Crimson Tide will start the first round of the 54 three-day regional holes at 8:00 a.m. CT and will be matched to the No. 4 seeds Notre Dame and SMU No. 5 on par 72, 7 502 -cour Karsten Creek Golf Course.
The course is familiar to number 6 seed Crimson Tide, as it was the site of UA’s second national place in 2018. That year, Alabama reached the final before losing to in Oklahoma State on his home run in the Championship game. Elders Wilson furr and Davis Shore were both freshmen on this team.
The top five regional championship teams and the weak non-advanced team individual will advance to the NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Championships, hosted by Arizona State University at Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale , Arizona, May 28 through June 2.
- Wilson furr and Thomas meditates, ranked # 48 and # 56 respectively in the updated Golfweek Individual Ranking, will compete in the top two spots for the Crimson Tide
- Ponder leads the team with an average of 71.03 strokes with Furr just behind at 71.15, however, Furr’s average to par (-0.19) is slightly higher than Ponder’s (-0.07 )
- Clay cannon has also been a consistent force for this year’s team, averaging 72.00 strokes per round, which ranks third on the team, and averaging +1.00 over par.
- Davis Shore maintains an average of 72.13 strokes (+0.88 on average vs par) in the six tournaments he’s been in this season after being limited in mid-spring with a back injury
- JP Cave completes the starting five after starting in seven of Tide’s nine tournaments this season while maintaining an average of 74.40 per lap
- Tyler lipscomb earned a berth in the NCAA Regionals as an alternate team after averaging 73.33 strokes per round in four tournaments played this year
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- The 13-team field is led by the No. 1 seed Oklahoma State, who is ranked No. 6 in the country, while the No. 2 seed Illinois, No. 3 Auburn, No. 4 SMU and No. 5 Notre Dame round out the les. top five seeds from the region
- In addition to the sixth-ranked tide, other remaining teams in the Stillwater Regional include: No. 7 Baylor, No. 8 Sam Houston State, No. 9 Arkansas Little Rock, No. 10 Ole Miss, No. 11 Northwestern, No. 12 College of Charleston and No 13 Middle Tennessee State
- Alabama has won an NCAA Regional Championship four times: 2009 Galloway (NJ) Regional, 2012 Athens (Ga.) Regional, 2013 Baton Rouge (La.) Regional and 2014 NCAA Auburn (Ala.) Regional)
- Of the six regional organized, three will have 13 teams and 10 people not belonging to these teams will compete against each other while the other three regional will have 14 teams and five people not belonging to these teams.
- With this year’s selection, the Crimson Tide will make their 16th consecutive appearance in the NCAA regional game under the direction of the head coach Jay seawell, and the 24e general appearance. The 2020 NCAA Men’s Golf Championships have not been contested due to the global pandemic.
The Crimson Tide have reached national championships 11 times under the direction of the head coach Jay seawell, including seven of the past nine seasons. Alabama has won the national championship twice (2013 and 2014) and finished second twice (2012 and 2018).
Live Championship scores are available on Golfstat.com. The last day of the regional game (May 19) will have expanded television coverage on the Golf Channel.
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