Five Big Ten Men's Golf Squads Set For NCAA Regionals
May 17, 2005
Five Big Ten men's golf teams and three Conference student-athletes are set to compete in NCAA Regional competition. Three of the five League squads are among the top eight seeds in the Central Regional, which will be held at the Warren Golf Course in South Bend, Ind. Purdue earned the sixth seed, followed by No. 7 Minnesota and No. 8 Michigan State, this year's Big Ten Champion. In the East Regional, held at the Golf Club of Tennessee in Nashville, Tenn., Indiana earned the 13th seed, while Penn State gained the 20th spot.
In addition to the five Big Ten teams, Ohio State's Scott Anderson, Illinois' Garrett Chaussard and Northwestern's Chris Wilson were all invited to participate as individuals in the Central Regional.
This year's regional selections mark the 16th straight for Penn State and the 13th consecutive trip for Minnesota. For the fourth time in the last five seasons, Purdue is set to compete in regional competition, while Michigan State will make its third appearance in the last four years. This year also marks the first time since the 1995-96 and 1996-97 seasons Indiana has made back-to-back NCAA Regional appearances.
Currently, four of the five active Big Ten squads are ranked in the nation's top 50 by Golfweek/Sagarin. Michigan State is 21st, followed by No. 24 Minnesota, Michigan, No. 31 Purdue and No. 50 Indiana.