ELMHURST, Ill. – The men's golf season marches on in The Summit League as North Dakota State, Fort Wayne's Zach Schroeder and Denver's Chris Korte prepare to tee off from their respective NCAA Regional Championship sites tomorrow morning.
The Bison are headed to The Reserve at Spanos Park in California for the NCAA Stockton Regional following a narrow, two-stroke victory over the Pioneers 12 days ago at The Summit League Championship. With the win, NDSU earned the program's first-ever league title and an automatic berth to the tournament. As a team, the Bison are participating in postseason action for the first time since 2004 when they advanced to a Division II regional.
Schroeder will compete as an individual at the Columbus Regional site after winning the Summit League individual title by five-strokes at Sand Creek Station nearly two weeks ago—the largest margin of victory at the league tournament since 2003. Schroeder—a junior from Lebanon, Ind., who averaged an even 74 scorecard this season—will be the first Mastodon ever to compete at NCAA Regionals.
Finally, Korte travels to Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club in Oklahoma, the site of this year's Norman Regional. Korte, a 2018 All-Summit First Team selection, has carded the league's top scoring average up to this point in the season (72.76). Korte tied for seventh at the league championship and becomes the first Pioneer to compete at regionals since 2015.
Regional Championship action runs from tomorrow, May 14 through the 16. The top-five teams and lowest scoring individual not on one of those five auto-qualifying teams at each regional site will advance to NCAA Championships at the Karsten Creek Golf Club in Stillwater, Okla., May 25-30.
Fans can follow each regional championship from home via Golfstat live stats. Click on the links below for the corresponding tournament.