TPC Myrtle Beach Poised To Host Star-Studded NCAA Regional Championship

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by Chris King

TPC Myrtle Beach Poised To Host Star-Studded NCAA Regional Championship

No. 4 Wake Forest, No. 8 California Highlight 14-Team Field

MURRELLS INLET, S.C. — TPC Myrtle Beach, one of America’s premier public golf courses, is in near perfect condition as it prepares to host the NCAA Myrtle Beach Regional May 13-15 as part of the Division I Men’s Golf Championship. Fourteen of the nation’s best collegiate teams, including five top 25 squads, and five individuals will compete for the opportunity to  advance to the NCAA Championship in Fayetteville, Ark., at the end of month.

The Myrtle Beach Regional field is headlined by fourth-ranked Wake Forest and No. 8 California, which is led by Collin Morikawa, the nation’s second-ranked collegiate golfer. Among the five individuals who earned the right to compete in the regional was Coastal Carolina’s Zack Taylor. There will be six 54-hole regionals conducted across the nation May 13-15. The top 5 teams and lowest-scoring individual not on a team from each regional will advance to the NCAA Championship. Completing the Myrtle Beach Regional field (Sagrin ranking in parenthesis) are: Texas Tech (No. 18), Illinois (No. 23), Florida State (No. 25), UNLV (No. 34), Oregon (No. 35), Ohio State (No. 52), Northwestern (No. 54), Oregon State (No. 62), Cal State Fullerton (No. 67), Middle Tennessee State (No. 110), VCU (No. 134) and Robert Morris (No. 259). The four individuals joining Taylor are Davidson’s Jack Lang, Florian Schroedl of Fairleigh Dickenson and Bobby Bai and Kyler Tate from the University of Central Florida,

TPC Myrtle Beach is a layout capable of challenging the best players in the world, and it will help identify the teams and individuals most deserving of advancing to the 2019 NCAA Championship,” said Steve Mays, president of Founders Group International. “The course is in pristine condition, and we can’t wait to welcome golf’s next generation of stars to Myrtle Beach.” Admission to the NCAA Myrtle Beach Regional is free. Parking will be at Inlet Square Mall and a free shuttle service will transport spectators to TPC Myrtle Beach.

The short par 4 12th hole, which plays just 333 from the tips, is reachable off the tee but trouble looms in the form of heavy woods that run the entirety of the left side of the hole. TPC’s signature hole, the par 5 18th, is always full of drama. At 538-yards from the black tees, the green will be reachable in two for anyone who finds the fairway off the tee, but water that plays to the left edge of the green adds considerable risk to the challenge. The one aspect of the of Lanny Wadkins-Tom Fazio design everyone will be talking about is its superior conditioning. TPC Myrtle Beach, which has been ranked among America’s “100 Greatest Public Courses,” by Golf Digest, has continually improved under the stewardship of Founders Group International (FGI), delivering a golf experience that exceeds the lofty expectations associated with the TPC brand. In 2018, Fazio’s design team lead to install the Better Billy Bunker system, a project that has greatly improved bunker conditioning and helped TPC Myrtle Beach continue to deliver a PGA Tour quality experience to players.TPC Myrtle Beach

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