The seventh ranked ACU golf team earned a bid to the NCAA Division II South Central/West Region Super-Region Tournament.
The three-day tournament starts Monday, and the team will play one 18-hole round each day through Wednesday.
Seven of the top 25 teams in the nation will head to Washington for a chance to advance to the finals on May 20-24. The top three teams in each region are guaranteed to advance to the finals.
“Travelling takes a toll on a lot of people but it’s just fun for us to be able to experience a new state and a new course,” golfer Corbin Renner said. “It also helps that we leave a few days early and play a practice round Sunday.”
ACU is a part of the South Central Region and will be one of 10 teams from the South Central Region that have advanced so far. Other notable teams include Lone Star Conference champion Midwestern State and the Colorado School of Mines.
Cameron and Incarnate Word were the other two LSC teams to qualify for the tournament.
The Wildcats will not be at full strength due to an injury to Trey Sullivan, who recently had surgery to repair a lingering back issue.
“The whole situation with Trey is tough,” Renner said. “But we have really come together as a team and everyone knows we all need to just take it a shot at a time and give 110 percent and we will do just fine.”
ACU will be looking for ways to pick up the slack in Sullivan’s absence and claim a regional title.
Both Alex Carpenter and Renner have won individual tournaments this season, and will be looking to claim first place in the regional tournament as well.
ACU is ranked first in the South Central Region and is viewed as one of the favorites to win the tournament or advance to the finals.
“It is very important that as a team we never let off the gas pedal,” Renner said. “We are there to win this one and take momentum into nationals.”