Five Things to Know: NCAA Men’s Golf Regionals

2017 Men's Golf Championship (photo by Jeff Tuttle)
2017 Men's Golf Championship (photo by Jeff Tuttle)

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STANFORD, Calif. -- Summit League men's golf champion South Dakota State begins play at the NCAA Regionals hosted by Stanford from May 15-17.

The Jackrabbits captured their second consecutive league title earning a two-stroke victory over Oral Roberts at The Summit League Men's Golf Championship April 30-May 2 at the Sand Creek Station Golf Club in Newton, Kan.

The top five teams and top individual not on one of those teams at each of the six Regionals will advance to the NCAA Championships May 26-31 at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove, Ill.

Five Things to Know for NCAA Men's Golf Regionals

1)    South Dakota State became the first back-to-back Summit League Tournament champion since Oral Roberts accomplished the feat in 2009-10.

2)    The Jackrabbits are looking to become the first Summit League team to qualify for the NCAA Championships in league history. The previous highest Regional finish was Denver with 10th-place finish since 2014.

3)    SDSU is ranked No. 196 in both the latest GolfStat and Golfweek team rankings.

4)    Three of the NCAA Top 10 programs and eight in the Top 50 will be teeing-off with SDSU in the Stanford Regional

5)    The last time a Summit League individual men's golfer has advanced to the NCAA Championship was 2007 when Western Illinois' Tim Streng qualified for the event in Williamsburg, Va.

In its fourth decade of Division I athletics, The Summit League offers 19 championship sports and has a combined enrollment of over 120,000 at nine institutions, including four located in top 60 U.S. metro populations and two land-grant universities. Member institutions include: Denver (University of Denver), Fort Wayne (Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne), IUPUI (Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis), North Dakota State University, Omaha (University of Nebraska Omaha), Oral Roberts University, the University of South Dakota, South Dakota State University and Western Illinois University. Previously known as the Mid-Continent Conference, The Summit League rebranded in 2007 and has since produced eight NCAA Champions along with over 75 Academic All-Americans, 65 All-America selections and numerous former student-athletes competing at the highest professional level. In 2014-15, The Summit League ranked first for NCAA Graduation Success Rate in women's basketball and second in baseball. For more information about the league and to "See The Summit", visit website, follow The Summit League on Twitter @thesummitleague and watch the weekly "Inside The Summit League" show at