Morrison To Compete At NCAA Southeast Golf Regional
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – UNCP sophomore and Hope Mills native Matt Morrison will join individuals from seven other Peach Belt Conference teams at the NCAA Division II Southeast Golf Regional at the 7,016-yard Savannah Quarters Country Club, May 7-9 in Savannah, Ga., the NCAA announced Friday.
Morrison, who took home the men’s golf team’s most valuable player honors Tuesday evening at the annual UNCP athletic awards ceremony, will compete as an individual at the event along with Clayton State’s Will Wilcox. Columbus State will be the top-seeded team at the tournament and will be joined by host Armstrong Atlantic State, USC Aiken, USC Upstate, Georgia College and Lander.
The PBC is home to the last four consecutive NCAA Division II National Champion golf teams including three-straight titles by USC Aiken (2004-06) and one by Francis Marion (2003). The regional will be comprised of the aforementioned PBC squads, as well as Presbyterian and North Greenville. The Southeast Regional will be played in conjunction with the Atlantic Regional at Savannah Quarters CC.
The winner of the regional and the top individual not on the winning team will receive an automatic invitation to the NCAA National Championships to be held May 22-25 in Allendale, Mich. Ten other teams from across the nation will also receive at-large bids to the finals, with three of those squads coming from the Southeast/Atlantic super-regional.
Morrison maintained a 73.9 average this season, including three sub-70 rounds. He toted a second place finish at the Johnny Palmer/Old North State Tournament in mid-September, with his best spring finish coming at the UNCP-hosted Carolina Sands Intercollegiate where he posted a two-round score of 141 (69-72) to finish second there as well. He shot a three-round score of 238 (78-81-79) to tie for 25th at the 2007 PBC Tournament at the 7,022-yard Harbor Club in Milledgeville, Ga.