INDIANAPOLIS - Ivy League team champion Penn and Ivy League individual champion Princeton's Quinn Prchal learned their NCAA Men's Golf Championship regional assignments when the tournament field was announced Monday.
Penn will be the 14th seed in the regional that is being hosted by Ball State University at Sagamore Golf Club. The 54-hole regional will take place May 14-16. The Sagamore Club was designed by Jack Nicklaus and plays at par-72; for championship events it plays at 6,750 yards with a slope of 135 and a 73 rating.
Penn earned a spot in the regional field by winning the Ivy League Championships team title on April 26. The Quakers' lineup at Ivies included seniors Austin Powell and Ben Cooley; junior Patrick O'Leary; sophomore Dane Walton; and freshman Amay Poria.
The other teams in Penn's regional are: Illinois, Oregon, UCLA, Alabama, SMU, UNLV, Virginia Tech, Georgia Southern, Colorado, New Mexico State, East Carolina, Marquette, and Alabama State. Penn is one of six conference champions in their field, including fourth-seeded Alabama, which is the two-time defending NCAA champion.
Prchal was assigned to the familiar grounds of Ivy foe Yale. Princeton has played an event at The Course at Yale in three of the past four years. Prchal played in one of those tournaments, turning in rounds of 73 and 82 in the two-round, one-day Yale Spring Opener on April 6, 2013.
This will be Prchal's second trip to an NCAA regional, as he and the rest of the 2013 Tigers won the Ivy League team title two years ago and played in Pullman, Washington.
The other four regional sites are in Chapel Hill, N.C., Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., Lubbock, Texas and Bremerton, Wash.
The low five teams from each regional, as well as the low individual not from those five teams, will advance to the NCAA Men's Golf Championships which will take place May 29-June 3 at The Concession Club in Bradenton, Fla.