The disc golf team has qualified to compete in the National Collegiate Disc Golf Championship in Appling, Georgia.
The team consists of four players: Connor Durrington, Zack Moore, Henry Adams and Devon Oliver.
To qualify automatically for nationals, the team had to earn points through tournament play in qualifiers.
ACU played in the Texas Collegiate Disc Golf Championship and took second place, qualifying as one of two teams from the lower Midwest region.
The national tournament spans four days, beginning on Wednesday. It features both individual and doubles matches.
Each day, the players will play two rounds of 18 holes, with different layouts each time. The tournament will also feature singles rounds each day.
This is not the first ACU Disc Golf team to make nationals. ACU also qualified for the tournament in 2014, 2015 and 2017.
Durrington, captain of the team, said that they have been excited and ready for the tournament.
“We are super excited. Regardless of how we play it will be a lot of fun. We were able to get here earlier than a lot of teams so we have plenty of time to figure things out,” Durrington said.
However, Durrington believes this is a difficult course.
“I’ve heard the course is one of the top 5 hardest in America though (which I have no trouble believing) so if we think it’s hard so will everyone else,” Durrington said.
The ACU Disc Golf team joins alongside other university sports programs to make strides in their sports, notably the men’s and women’s basketball teams.
“There is great bragging rights for the winning team along with a team trophy and automatic qualifying rights to other tournaments. It is a great atmosphere for our players to be apart of something this big. March Madness continues for ACU and the little known secret that we have another team representing ACU on the National stage is a big deal,” said Deonna Shake, professor of kinesiology and nutrition.
The tournament will last until Saturday, when the final singles and team play rounds will happen.