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Men’s Golf Selected to NCAA Tournament Field for Sixth Straight Year

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With the 2018 NCAA Division II Men’s Golf Championship field announcement on Friday, the University of Missouri-St. Louis men’s golf team is set to make the program’s 13th postseason trip, including its sixth straight and it’s seventh in the last eight years.

The Tritons will be one of 20 teams competing in the Midwest/Central Regional May 7-9 at the Findlay Country Club in Findlay, Ohio.

There will be four regional sites across the country, with two regions at each site, consisting of both team and individual competition being conducted concurrently with 20 teams and eight individual players from non-qualifying teams. The top five teams from the Midwest/Central Regional, along with the top two players not with a team (regardless of region), advance to the NCAA Championships May 21-25 in Muscle Shoals, Ala.

Dubbed the No. 3 seed in the Midwest, UMSL is one of five GLVC teams at the regional, which also includes Indianapolis, Maryville, Bellarmine and McKendree. Other teams from the Midwest Region are: Grand Valley State, Wayne State, Saginaw Valley, Tiffin and Findlay.

Teams from the Central Region include: Arkansas Tech, Central Oklahoma, Central Missouri, Lindenwood, Southeastern Oklahoma, Harding, Henderson State, Missouri Western, Southwestern Oklahoma and Minnesota State-Mankato.

Four individuals from each region were also selected.

UMSL owns a scoring average of 298.03 and has five top-five finishes. Senior Markus Lindberg leads the Tritons with an average of 74.22, while sophomore Chris Ferris follows with a 74.50 average.

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