After winning an automatic bid to the national championship on Tuesday, Marquette men’s golf found out their NCAA Regional destination on Thursday. The Golden Eagles will be headed out west to the Sammamish Regional, hosted by Washington at Aldarra Golf Club in - wait for it - Sammamish, Washington.
The Golden Eagles are seeded 13th out of 14 teams in the region, which is capped off by top seeded USC and includes the hosting Huskies. There are five conference champions in the region, including Marquette, and nine teams that earned at-large bids.
The top five teams after 54 holes at Aldarra Golf Club on May 15-17, as well as at the other five regional sites, will advance to the NCAA finals at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove, Illinois. The top individual player not on one of those five teams will also advance to the finals by themselves.
Marquette will have to play much better than their seeding indicates in order to advance to the finals. This isn’t a new situation for the Golden Eagles, as they were seeded 12th in 2015 for their last NCAA appearance. MU ended up finishing 10th in that regional.