The 2019 NCAA Division I men’s golf regional tournament sites were announced last night and Austin was listed as one of the six hosting regional championship sites. Along with the No. 6 Texas Longhorns, the defending champion Oklahoma State Cowboys, Oklahoma Sooners, Arizona State Sun Devils, Wake Forest Demon Deacons, and Vanderbilt Commodores earned the top overall seeds in this year’s tournament.
Surprisingly, Texas is the only program among the six that will host a Regional at its home golf course.
The Longhorns will host the 54-hole NCAA Regional at the UT Golf Club on Monday, May 13 through Wednesday, May 15.
The top five finishing teams from each regional and the top low scoring individual from a non-top five team will advance to the NCAA Championship at the Blessings Golf Club in Fayetteville, Ark.
The championship will be held from Friday, May 24 through Wednesday, May 29.
Of the 81 programs and 45 individuals competing at this year’s NCAA Regional tournaments, the Longhorns drew USC, Pepperdine, Clemson, TCU, Arkansas, Iowa, and Marquette as the top competing schools in their region.
Led by seniors Doug Ghim and Scottie Scheffler, the Longhorns fell a couple rounds short of the championship match and finished in a tie for sixth at last year’s NCAA Championship. Now, led by multiple talented freshmen golfers, Texas is in search of its first men’s golf national championship since 2012. But in order to do so, unless they get some unexpected help, the Longhorns will have the dethrone the defending champion Cowboys along the way.
You can follow along with the men’s golf team throughout the tournament via Twitter (@TexasMGolf).