Article by JOE FISHER, Sports Information Director
For the second straight season, the ninth-ranked Concordia Men's Golf team will compete
in the NCAA Championships, as the complete field was released on Monday.
The Tornados are coming off a third-place finish at the American Southwest Conference Championship Tournament. Head Coach Chris Hill is pumped for CTX to be competing with the best teams in the country.
"It is exciting to accept a bid to the NCAA Championships. This is our second year in a row going and to do it with the number one freshman class in the country and to have such a young team, it has been a lot of hard work to get to this point," Hill said. "We have been working towards this goal each and every practice as we try to build a championship-level program here at Concordia. It is exciting for me as a coach, to have a freshman-led team and extremely challenging in a positive way to play with multiple lineups and gain this experience of playing in the NCAA Championships."
The Tornados have the top-ranked freshman class impact in the country as Logan Young, Mateo Gavilanes and Ryan McGinley have been consist starters throughout the season.
Seger Howell was the ASC Player of the Year in 2016, earned ASC Second-Team honors this season and has notched two tournament wins, including the Linda Lowery Invitational.
Ryan Schmidlin joined team midway through the season as a transfer from Pacific University and has been consisted in the lineup.
The championships will be held on May 16-19, consisting of 42 teams, and will be played at Mission Inn Resort and Club, in Howey-in-the-Hills, Florida.