LUBBOCK, Texas — The Southeastern Louisiana men’s golf team and senior Grady Brame both fell short of qualifying for the NCAA Championships, as the Lubbock Regional wrapped up Saturday at The Rawls Course.
The Lions, who headed into Saturday’s final round tied for fifth, carded a final round 292 (+10) to finish in ninth place. The top five teams advance to the NCAA Championships, and SLU was nine strokes out of the top five.
The ninth-place showing was the highest finish for the Lions in a Division I NCAA Regional.
Brame, capped his Southeastern career with a tie for 14th at one-under par for the tournament.
Texas (-22), Texas Tech (-18), Duke (-8) and Auburn (-7) were the top four finishers and advanced to the NCAA Championships. Houston and Purdue tied for fifth at five-under par. Houston won a playoff to earn the regional’s final bid to the NCAA Championships.
Louisville’s Robin Sciot-Segrist and California’s K.K. Limbhaust also were involved in a playoff to decide the top individual performer not among the top five teams with Sciot-Segrist ultimately prevailing.
Chapel Hill regional
McNEESE STATE FINISHES SEVENTH: In Chapel Hill, N.C., McNeese closed out its regional appearance with a seventh-place finish.
McNeese shot a 1-under 287 on the round and finished with a 3-over 867 for the tournament.
No. 50 Charlotte won the event with a 19-under 845 followed by No. 11 Stanford (-14, 850), No. 1 Florida State (-11, 853), No. 37 Florida (-9, 855), and No. 36 Clemson (-5, 859). Those five teams will advance to the NCAA Championships.
Andreas Krokeide led the Cowboys for the second straight day with a 2-under 70. He finished at 1-over for the tournament and in a tie for 23rd. After scoring a 79 in the opening round, Krokeide followed with rounds of 68 and 70 to close out play.
Bob MacIntyre was the Cowboys’ top golfer in the tourney , finishing 2-under and in a tie for 13th. On Saturday, the freshman was 4-over through the first three holes but rallied for three birdies and an eagle on the front nine to finish with a 72 on the day.