MU Selected to Host 2016 NCAA Men's Golf Regional Rounds
Jan. 16, 2015
INDIANAPOLIS - Marquette University and The Meadow Valleys Course at Blackwolf Run have been selected as one of six regional round hosts for the 2016 NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Championship.
NCAA regional play takes place May 16-18, 2016. The top five teams and one individual winner after 54 holes from each site will advance to Eugene Country Club in Eugene, Oregon for the National Championship.
The designation as an NCAA regional host is the first-ever in Marquette program history. Should MU earn an NCAA regional bid in 2016, the Golden Eagles will play at The Meadow Valleys.
“This a great opportunity for Marquette University to provide a stage for the best players in college golf on one of the Top 100 public golf courses in America,” Marquette head coach Steve Bailey says. “We are excited to partner with the folks at Kohler and the American Club Resort, and are thankful they are allowing us to host the premier teams in college golf.”
The Meadow Valleys Course at Blackwolf Run is located in Kohler, Wisconsin - 54 miles north of Marquette’s downtown Milwaukee campus. The Meadow Valleys, which features an 18-hole, 7,250 yard, Par 72 layout, was ranked No. 62 in the Golf Digest ranking of America’s 100 Greatest Public Golf Courses in 2013-14.
Blackwolf Run, a Pete Dye design which consists of The Meadow Valleys Course and The River Course, opened for play in June 1988 and was named that year’s “Best New Public Course” in the country by Golf Digest. Blackwolf Run has hosted the Andersen Consulting World Golf Championships (1995-97) and the U.S. Women’s Open in 1998 and 2012.
The NCAA men’s golf regional designation is the second NCAA Championship awarded to Marquette during the 2014-15 academic year - in November, MU, the City of Milwaukee and the BMO Harris Bradley Center were selected as hosts of the 2017 Division I Men’s Basketball Championship first and and second rounds.
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