LPGC Hosts NCAA Golf’s Raleigh Regional

NC State’s sixth-seeded golf team, guided by first-year coach Press McPhaul, will tee off at 8 a.m. Monday in the first round of the NCAA Men’s Golf Raleigh Regional, which will be held this weekend at the Lonnie Poole Golf Course on Centennial Campus.

Admission for all rounds is free. More information about the regional, including links to live scoring, is available online.

The Wolfpack, participating in its 10th regional in the last 11 years, is one of 14 teams, plus five individual qualifiers from other schools, that will participate in the three-day event at the 7,358-yard, Arnold Palmer-designed course.

NC State sophomore Stephen Franken, one of 30 semifinalists for the Jack Nicklaus Player of the Year Award as the nation’s top collegiate golfer, enters the regional after finishing sixth at the recent Atlantic Coast Conference Championship. The Raleigh native has posted seven top 10 finishes in the team’s 10 tournaments this season. His 70.27 scoring average for the season ranks second for the lowest average round in a season.

The Raleigh Regional is one of six events across the country next week. The top five teams and the low individual not on those teams will advance to the 2018 NCAA Championship on May 25–30 at Karsten Creek Golf Club in Stillwater, Oklahoma.

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