KANSAS CITY, Mo. – After winning their second WAC Championship in the last three years, the UMKC men’s golf team will head to Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club in Norman, Okla., on May 14-16 for the NCAA Tournament Regional.
“I’m thrilled to get to go home, having grown-up in Oklahoma,” Head Coach J.W. VanDenBorn said. “We’ve been fortunate to have been there in two of the last three years in Stillwater and now Norman. It’s a great facility and we are in a region with the defending national champions, so it’s a great field. Really, we are thrilled to be anywhere in the field, but it’s a little extra special for me and a couple of our guys who are also from Oklahoma. It worked out really well for us.”
The Roos are led by WAC Individual Champion and First Team All-WAC selection McCain Schellhardt (Edmond, Okla.), First Team All-WAC selection Francois Lagraulet and WAC Freshman of the Year and Second Team All-WAC member Paul Foulquie. Sam Humphreys' is the second Roo from Oklahoma, hailing from Edmond, Okla., as well.
The appearance is the fourth in school history for the Roos as they have appeared in 2011, 2013, 2016 and 2018. Previously the Roos have traveled to Zionsville, Ind. (2011), Fayetteville, Ark. (2013), and Stillwater, Okla. (2016).
Joining the Roos in Norman are: 1. Oklahoma [Big 12 Conference], 2. Auburn [Southeastern Conference], 3. Arkansas, 4. Florida State, 5. North Florida [Atlantic Sun Conference], 6. Pepperdine [West Coast Conference], 7. Brigham Young, 8. Virginia, 9. San Diego State, 10. Nevada, 11. Sam Houston State [Southland Conference], 12. UMKC [Western Athletic Conference], 13. Navy [Patriot League],14. Prairie View A&M [Southwestern Athletic Conference].
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