SUGAR GROVE, Ill. – It's back to the links for the Mississippi State men’s golf team, as it tees off against some of the toughest competition in the country on Thursday, as the Bulldogs travel to Illinois for the NCAA Regional.
The three-day, three-round event will be held at the par-72 7,735-yard Rich Forest Farms course from May 15-17.
Joining the Maroon and White at the Rich Harvest Farms course will be a familiar lineup, as the Bulldogs have competed against eight of the squads at this year’s Illinois Regional.
Cal, Clemson, Jacksonville State, Kent State, New Mexico State, Purdue, UAB and UNLV have all teed up against MSU this season, with Cal State Fullerton, Cleveland State, Illinois, Saint Peter’s and USC rounding out the field.
Despite finishing tied for ninth at Sea Island, the Bulldogs posted the best 54-hole score in school history at the 2014 SEC Championship. Before the ninth-place finish, Homan’s squad captured back-to-back tournament titles at the Old Waverly Collegiate Championship and the Reunion Intercollegiate.
The top five teams from each regional will advance to the NCAA Championship, slated for May 23-28 at the Prairie Dunes Country Club in Hutchinson, Kan. Last season head coach Clay Homan and the Bulldogs finished 10th at the Baton Rouge Regional.
Homan’s squad will tee off alongside Kent State and Purdue at 8:55 a.m. on Thursday to open the first round of the Illinois Regional.
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