Aug. 19, 2010
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
Florida State University and Golden Eagle Country Club have been selected by the NCAA as one of six host sites for the 2013 Men’s Golf Championships. The Seminoles will serve as one of six site hosts – along with Arizona State, Arkansas, Louisiana State, Ohio State and Washington State – for the regional championships leading up to the NCAA Championship finals.
It will mark the first time Florida State will host a NCAA regional golf championship.
Florida State finished in second place at the NCAA Central Regional Championship at the Warren Course at the University of Notre Dame in 2010 marking the highest regional championship finish in school history. Drew Kittleson, a rising senior on the Seminoles’ 2011 team, finished in first place in the individual standings at the 2010 NCAA Central Regional to become the first Florida State player to win a regional championship in school history.
“We are very excited to have been selected to host an NCAA Regional Championship,” said Seminole head coach Trey Jones. “It is an honor to host an NCAA regional and it says a lot about how well our program is regarded nationally. I have always wanted to host a regional and we are looking forward to supporting the student-athletes in a first-class manner. The support we have received from the university and the Department of Athletics during this process has been super. This will also be a great event for the golfing enthusiasts of our community to rally around and be able to enjoy some great collegiate golf.”
Golden Eagle, which opened in 1986, is a Tom Fazio designed course and is considered to be one of the top 50 courses in the Southeast area of the United States. The course features wide fairways and strategically placed Scottish bunkers to create a very challenging 6,695 yard layout.
“The members of the club are ecstatic about being selected to host an NCAA Regional Championship” said Golden Eagle Head Pro Tim Lawson. “It will be an honor to host many of the top collegiate golfers in the nation on our course. This is a tournament that the members of the Golden Eagle Country Club and the community of Tallahassee are going to embrace and help make a great event.”