Alabama Earns No. 4 Seed in 2016 NCAA Tuscaloosa Regional
The Alabama men’s golf team earned the No. 4 seed in the 2016 NCAA Tuscaloosa Regional, which was announced Thursday morning on the Golf Channel. The three-day, 54-hole Regional will be held at Ol’ Colony Golf Course on May 16-18 and is free to the public.
It marks the Tide's 12th consecutive invitation to NCAA postseason competition and 25th appearance overall in the tournament. Alabama has won three of the last four NCAA Regionals and four total in program history, capturing the 2009 NCAA Galloway (N.J.) Regional, the 2012 NCAA Athens (Ga.) Regional, the 2013 NCAA Baton Rouge (La.) Regional and the 2014 NCAA Auburn (Ala.) Regional.
The 13-team regional features five Southeastern Conference schools, highlighted by SEC champion and No. 1 seed Georgia, who enters the event ranked No. 3 in the country. Auburn, ranked No. 12 in the nation, is the No. 2 seed, following by No. 3 seed and 14th-ranked South Carolina. The rest of the field includes No. 5 UNLV, No. 6 Kentucky, No. 7 Kansas, No. 8 Charleston, No. 9 Lipscomb, No. 10 Charleston Southern, No. 11 Colorado, No. 12 Harvard and No. 14 Southern Illinois.
The top five teams from each of the six regional sites and the top individual finisher not on an advancing team will move on to the NCAA Men’s Golf National Championship, which will be played in Eugene, Ore., on May 27-June 1. In all, the national championship will feature 30 teams and six individuals.