TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Seminoles.com) – The field for the upcoming NCAA Men’s Golf Regional held at the Seminole Legacy Club on May 17-19 will be unveiled on Wednesday, May 5, at 2 p.m. on The Golf Channel.
Florida State Men’s Golf is prepared to showcase its highly acclaimed and renovated golf course, which has turned into one of the country’s premier university courses after it was re-designed by Nicklaus Design and re-opened in March 2020.
The Seminole Legacy Club in Tallahassee will be one of six NCAA Men’s Golf Regional sites. Three of the six regional sites will have 13 teams and 10 individuals competing, while three will have 14 teams and five individuals. The top five teams (30 teams total) and the low individual not on an advancing team from each regional site (six individuals total) will advance to the national championships at Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale, Ariz. (May 28-June 2).
We’re ✌🏼 days away from the NCAA Selection Show on the @GolfChannel
And also 2️⃣ weeks away from hosting at the Seminole Legacy Club!
Not like we’re counting or anything 🤷🏼♂️
— FSU Golf (@FSUGolf) May 3, 2021
The Seminoles enter the NCAA post-season ranked second in the country according to Golfstat, Golfweek and the Golf Coaches Association of America. FSU has two golfers ranked in the Top 22 of the Golfweek individual rankings, led by senior John Pak at second overall and graduate student Vincent Norrman at 22nd.
Pak, who is tied on the FSU career list with eight tournament wins despite having nearly all of last year canceled, is first in the PGATourU rankings as well. The top five finishers in the rankings earn membership on the Korn Ferry Tour. The final rankings occur after the NCAA Division I Championship, which finishes on June 2.
Impressively, Pak has led the rankings in every week since it was introduced last summer. In partnership with the World Amateur Golf Ranking, the PGA TOUR University Ranking is updated weekly and announced Wednesdays on Golf Channel’s Golf Today. The Ranking includes the final two years of competition in NCAA Division I Men’s Golf events and PGA TOUR events.
The Seminoles have enjoyed a strong year and begin the NCAA post-season as true NCAA Championship contenders. FSU has won three of its eight tournaments played this spring season, including the Camp Creek Seminole Invitational, the Seminole Intercollegiate and the Valspar Collegiate.
In addition to the outstanding scoring averages by Pak (69.83) and Norrman (70.96), freshman Brett Roberts (71.71) has also emerged this season. He has finished in the Top 11 in three of his last four tournaments played, and recently went 2-0 in the match play portion of the ACC Championship.
More information on the upcoming NCAA Regional in Tallahassee will be released leading up to the opening round on May 17.