Since its opening in 2000, TPC Myrtle Beach has hosted both the pros and the world’s top junior golfers in high-level competition. In May 2019, the Tom Fazio-Lanny Wadkins design adds college golf’s finest to its impressive portfolio as the host site of one of six regionals of the NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Championship.
The Myrtle Beach Regional is set for May 13-15, with Coastal Carolina University as its host school. TPC Myrtle Beach joins the University of Georgia Golf Course, University of Louisville Golf Club, University of Texas Golf Club, Stanford Golf Course and Palouse Ridge Golf Club at Washington State University as regional host sites.
Thirteen collegiate teams and 10 individuals not on those teams will square off at TPC Myrtle Beach for the chance to compete in the finals, set for May 24-29 at The Blessings Golf Club at the University of Arkansas. The top five teams in each regional, along with the top individual finisher in each regional, will advance to the finals.
As with other recent, locally hosted national competitions like the Dustin Johnson World Junior Golf Championship and the General Hackler Championship, the NCAA Regional at TPC Myrtle Beach is open to the public and free of charge for spectators to attend – offering a compelling opportunity to see many of golf’s future stars “up close & personal” as they put their considerable talents on display.
While the final list of participants in each regional won’t be determined for a few weeks, the tournament’s selection committee typically weighs a school’s geographic location as a primary factor in their regional placement. Of the teams ranked in the Golfstat Top 25 as of March 27, Wake Forest (No. 3), Duke (No. 10), North Florida (No. 17), South Carolina (No. 18) and Clemson (No. 19) would all be logical options for inclusion in the TPC Myrtle Beach regional should they continue their strong play.
Stay tuned to PlayGolfMyrtleBeach.com as the competition draws near, for more information on participating schools and spectator information!