Seven teams representing the Big 12 hope to play their way into the NCAA Golf Championship when they begin play May 15 at five different NCAA Golf Regional venues.
Big 12 champion and automatic-qualifier Texas joins men’s teams from Oklahoma State, Oklahoma, Baylor, Iowa State, Texas Tech and TCU as participants in five of the six 54-hole, NCAA regional tournaments.
Texas is the lone Big 12 school and the No. 3 seed in the Auburn Regional at the Auburn University Club in Auburn, Al. Defending national champion Alabama is the No. 1 seed in that regional.
Oklahoma State, competing in its 26th consecutive NCAA Men’s Golf Championship, is the top seed in the Columbia (Mo.) Regional, which is being contested at The Club at Old Hawthorne in Columbia. Iowa State is the No. 9 seed in this 14-team regional site. The Cyclones are making their second appearance in the last three seasons in the NCAA Tournament.
Texas Tech, which finished second to Texas in this year’s Big 12 Championship, is headed to Raleigh, N.C., where the Red Raiders are the No. 7 seed. The Raleigh Regional is being contested at the Lonnie Poole Golf Club in Raleigh.
Oklahoma and Baylor are both headed out West, where the Sooners are the No. 3 seed and the Bears are the five seed in the Eugene (Ore.) Regional. This is OU’s fourth straight appearance in the NCAA field. Baylor is making its first NCAA appearance since 2010.
Finally, TCU will be playing close to home in the San Antonio Regional. The Horned Frogs, the nine seed in San Antonio, are making their 25th consecutive appearance in the NCAA Championship. The San Antonio Regional is being played at the Briggs Ranch Golf Club.
The top five teams at each of the regional sites and the individual with the lowest over tournament score will advance to the finals of the NCAA Men’s Golf Championship May 23-28 at the Prairie Dunes Country Club in Hutchinson, Kan.