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IU men’s golf earns NCAA Tournament bid, will compete at Tallahassee Regional

<p>A golf ball is putted across the green during the Hoosier Collegiate Invitational on April 4 at the Pfau Course. The IU men&#x27;s golf team qualified for the NCAA Tournament on Wednesday, and will compete May 17-19 at the Tallahassee Regional played at Seminole Legacy Golf Club in Tallahassee, Florida.</p>

A golf ball is putted across the green during the Hoosier Collegiate Invitational on April 4 at the Pfau Course. The IU men's golf team qualified for the NCAA Tournament on Wednesday, and will compete May 17-19 at the Tallahassee Regional played at Seminole Legacy Golf Club in Tallahassee, Florida.

IU men’s golf earned a bid in the 2021 NCAA Tournament on Wednesday. It will compete from May 17-19 as the No. 8 seed in the Tallahassee Regional at the Seminole Legacy Golf Club in Tallahassee, Florida.

This will be IU’s first time competing as a team in the NCAA Tournament since its 13th place finish in Fayetteville, Arkansas, in 2013. This bid also marks head coach Mike Mayer’s 10th NCAA Tournament appearance at IU. 

“First and foremost, it’s been a great team effort; all 11 players on the roster have contributed, they’ve worked hard,” Mayer said in a release Wednesday. “This is as deep of team maybe as I’ve ever had in my career here at IU. It’s always great to make postseason play, it’s been a while and we are thrilled to be going to play.”

IU’s season included three top-five tournament finishes and a Big Ten Match Play Championship victory Feb. 6.

Other competing teams at the Tallahassee Regional include No. 1 seed Florida State University, No. 4 seed Louisiana State University and No. 11 seed Ohio State.

The NCAA Tournament will consist of six regional competitions across the country. The top five teams at each regional and the lowest scoring individual not from an advancing team from each regional will advance to the NCAA Championships.

The NCAA Championship will be May 28 to June 2 at Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale, Arizona. 

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