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2004

Francis Marion Washed Out at NCAA Golf Regional

    WILSON, N.C. –  Francis Marion University will have to wait another day to begin defense of its NCAA Division II national golf title as the opening round of the Atlantic/Southeast Super Regional Tournament scheduled for Monday (May 3) in Wilson, N.C., was washed out by heavy rains.

    The 54-hole event will be shortened to 36 holes, with 18 holes being played on both Tuesday and Wednesday on the par 72, 6,800-yard Wilson Country Club course.  Barton College is the host school.  Tuesday’s round will begin at 10 a.m., with the five FMU golfers teeing off between 10:45 and 11:21 a.m.

    Tournament action can be followed live on the Internet at http://www.golfstatresults.com/public/index.cfm?tournament_id=438

    The ninth-ranked Patriots are among a strong Southeast Region field that includes six Peach Belt Conference schools (fifth-ranked Armstrong Atlantic State University, 23rd-ranked Columbus State University, FMU, 16th-ranked Georgia College & State University, Kennesaw State University, and sixth-ranked USC Aiken) and two South Atlantic Conference members (13th-ranked Carson-Newman College and Presbyterian College).

    Five individuals from four other schools will also compete in the regional.

    The two regional tournaments will be played simultaneously.  The Atlantic Region field also includes eight teams and five individuals.

    The team winner of each regional and top other individual finisher will advance to the Division II National Championship Tournament, May 12-15, in Deland, Fla.  Eight at-large teams from among the 10 regionals will also be selected for national championship play.

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Last Published: June 2, 2004 11:14 AM
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