May 7, 1997
Cavaliers Bound for NCAA East Regional Golf Tournament
Two State Schools Join Virginia in Hot Springs
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- The University of Virginia golf team has been selected to play in the NCAA East Regional golf tournament at the Cascades Golf Course at The Homestead in Hot Springs, Va., on May 15-17. Virginia Tech is the host school.
Twenty-three teams and five individuals will play in the East Regional tournament with 11 teams and two individuals advancing to the NCAA Championships. The NCAA Championship will be conducted May 28-31 at the Conway Farms Golf Club in Lake Forest, Ill.
This marks the seventh time in the last eight years that the Cavaliers have been invited to the East Regional tournament. They advanced to the NCAA Championships in 1992 after finishing 10th in the regional. Virginia finished 12th in last season's NCAA East Regional, missing the cut to advance to the NCAA Championships by one stroke.
Eight schools from both the Southeastern Conference and five from the Atlantic Coast Conference received bids.
The field for the 1997 NCAA East Regional is below.
District 1: Connecticut, Rhode Island, Yale
District 2: Georgetown, James Madison, Penn State, Temple
District 3 North: Clemson, Duke, East Tennessee State, Furman, North Carolina, Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth, Wake Forest
District 3 South: Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana State, Mississippi State, South Carolina, Tennessee
Individual Qualifiers: Tim Clark, N.C. State; Paul Dickinson, Alabama-Birmingham; Martin du Toit, Southeastern Louisiana; Matt Kuchar, Georgia Tech; Lane Pippin, Mississippi
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A 1985 graduate of UVA, White worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch until July 2009. He was honored six times as the state's Sportswriter of the Year.
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