TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Seminoles.com) – The Florida State Men’s Golf Team has been selected as the No. 5 seed in the Myrtle Beach Regional hosted by Coastal Carolina, playing at TPC Myrtle Beach from May 13-15.
The NCAA Men’s Golf Selection Show revealed all 81 teams playing at the six regionals Wednesday night on GOLF Channel. In order for the Seminoles to advance to the NCAA Championship held May 24-29 in Fayetteville, Ark., they must finish in the Top five of their regional.
Florida State is participating in its 14th consecutive NCAA Regional, having made every regional since 2006. The participating teams in its regional include No. 1 seed Wake Forest (third overall), No. 2 California, No. 3 Texas Tech, No. 4 Illinois, No. 5 FSU, No. 6 UNLV, No. 7 Oregon, No. 8 Ohio State, No. 9 Northwestern, No. 10 Oregon State, No. 11 Cal State Fullerton, No. 12 Middle Tennessee, No. 13 VCU and No. 14 Robert Morris.
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The Seminoles enter the NCAA post-season ranked 25th in the latest Golfweek collegiate rankings. In the 2018-19 year, they have won two tournaments at the Sea Best Invitational as well as the Mobile Sports Authority Intercollegiate. FSU has finished in the Top 5 in six of its 10 tournaments played this year.
Sophomore John Pak has emerged as one of the best collegiate golfers in the country, having won four tournaments this year including the ACC Championship held at Old North State Club from April 18-20. Pak holds a scoring average of 69.17 and is the seventh-ranked golfer in the country by both Golfstat and Golfweek.
With Florida State Women’s Golf being chosen to the Auburn Regional as the No. 3 seed, both golf programs have now made the NCAA Regionals for 14 consecutive years.
The Seminoles’ five-player lineup at the ACC Championship included Pak, seniors Bennett Baker and Corey Carlson, junior Jamie Li and freshman Calvin Sierota. FSU finished fourth at the conference tournament, collectively shooting 12-under. Li (T27th) and Baker (T29th) finished in the Top 30 at the event.
Florida State hopes to make its seventh NCAA Championship appearance in its last eight seasons with a quality finish at its regional. A berth to the championship rounds would be the 26th in the program’s history.
GOLF Channel will deliver expanded coverage of the final day of the NCAA women’s and men’s regional championships, Wednesday, May 8 and Wednesday, May 15, respectively. Coverage will feature updates throughout both days that will be published to GOLF Channel Digital and through GOLF Channel social media handles, concluding with live news segments announcing the teams and individuals who qualified for the women’s and men’s national championships.