For the third time in five years and the fourth time in program history, YOUR Marquette men’s golf team is off to the NCAA Regionals!
Thanks to their dominating win at the Big East Championships, Marquette earned the league’s automatic bid into the national championship regional round. They’ll be headed to Texas for competition against 13 other squads at University of Texas Golf Club in Austin, and if “we have our own Golf Club” doesn’t tell you all you need to know about how much money the Texas athletic department has, I don’t know what will. Marquette heads into the 14 team regional seeded #8, which is the highest regional seed that the Golden Eagles have ever earned.
Like the Big East Championship, the 2019 NCAA Regionals will consist of three rounds of team play on May 13-15. The top five teams from Austin will advance to the NCAA Championships in Arkansas on May 24-29. There are six regionals in total, with five teams advancing from each one. Marquette enters regional play ranked #43 in the country by Golfstat, which by math logic does put them a little bit towards the outside looking in when it comes to possibilities of getting into the national round.
Still, Marquette has never finished better than 11th in an NCAA Regional, and they’re favored to do that this time around. Even if they can’t find a way into the top five to advance, they can still make team history, which isn’t a bad thing in the slightest.