VCU, Lowe, Lang Selected for NCAA Golf Regionals
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – VCU Men’s Golf, the 2019 Atlantic 10 Champions, were selected for the NCAA Regionals Wednesday night, while George Washington’s Logan Lowe and Davidson’s Jack Lang also earned bids into the golf postseason.
The Rams were the recipient of the Atlantic 10’s automatic bid to NCAA Regionals, while Lowe, who was the medalist at the A-10 Championship, also earned an automatic bid. Jack Lang, who was the Atlantic 10’s Player of the Year, was selected via an at-large bid. Lowe and Lang will both compete as individuals.
VCU and Lang will both play in the Myrtle Beach Regional at TPC Myrtle Beach in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Lowe will compete in Simpsonville, Ky., at the University of Louisville Golf Club.
The Rams rallied from 10 strokes back after the first round to win the A-10 title this year by two shots over Davidson. Anchored by a core of young players, including the Championship’s Most Outstanding Rookie Ian Peng, VCU finished in the top 10 seven times this year and in the top five in five of those.
A four-time all-conference selection who owns the school records for wins (5), career scoring average (72.20) and single-season scoring average (71.18), Lowe will be the first GW golfer to compete in an NCAA Regional since the Colonials earned an automatic berth as a team after winning the 2012 Atlantic 10 Championship.
Ranked 77th Nationally according to GolfStat, Lang will be making his third NCAA Tournament appearance, including second as an individual competitor. In addition to leading Davidson to its first-ever Regional berth a year ago, Lang competed as a sophomore after capturing the 2017 Atlantic 10 individual title. A three-time all-conference performer, Lang led the Atlantic 10 with a 70.96 stroke average while earning Conference Player of the Year honors.
Six 54-hole regional tournaments will be conducted May 13-15. Thirteen teams and ten individuals not on those teams will compete at each of three regionals while the other three regionals will have 14 teams and five individuals not on those teams. The low five teams and the low individual not on those teams from each regional will advance to the finals.
Davidson and George Washington Athletic Communications contributed to this story.