(Image and information courtesy of Ohio State Athletics Department and NCAA)
The NCAA Division I Regional golf qualifying events are upon us. Let’s check in to see how our favorite collegiate teams fared in the invitation process.
Here’s the good news. The women’s team will be in Madison, WI for the Madison Regional May 7th – 9th. This is the 24th consecutive season they have been invited to NCAA play and the 25th time in Coach Therese Hession’s 27 years. That’s a damn impressive track record.
I’ll have coverage of their play, so please stop back.
Here’s the bad news. The men’s team did not receive and invitation. The NCAA has six regions; they invite 81 teams and 45 players to compete as an Individual.
According to Golfstat, Ohio State is ranked #67 in the country. In their last four tournaments, they placed 4th of 16 teams, 14/17 (round 2 of Boilermaker was cancelled), 4/16 and 2/14 (B1G Championships). So, they did have some late season momentum. Yet, no invitation.
Oh, the ironic part is that Ohio State is hosting the Columbus Regional. So, the NCAA will ask the Buckeyes to do all the stuff that a host school needs to do – except, you know, participate.
I guess the consolation prize is that Daniel Wetterich has been invited to participate as an Individual. So, congratulations to Daniel. Daniel will be teeing it up at the Scarlet Course May 14th – 16th. I’ll have coverage of Daniel’s exploits, so please stop back.