Championship field ready to hit links
Total of 210 participants selected to compete in championship
INDIANAPOLIS -- The NCAA Division III Men's Golf Committee has announced the teams and individuals selected to participate in the 2012 Division III Men’s Golf Championships.
The championships will be held May 15-18, at the Mission Inn Resort, in Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla. The championships will be hosted by Oglethorpe and the Central Florida Sports Commission.
A total of 210 participants will compete at the championships. Thirty-one conferences were awarded automatic qualification for the championships. Three teams were selected from Pool B, which consists of independent schools, and schools that are members of conferences that do not meet the requirements for automatic qualification. The final seven berths were reserved for Pool C, which are schools from automatic-qualifying conferences that are not the conference champion and any remaining Pool B teams.
The top five individuals are selected from the remaining players who have not qualified with a team.
|Automatic Qualifying Conferences||Schools|
|Allegheny Mountain Collegiate||Penn State-Behrend|
|Centennial||Franklin & Marshall|
|College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin||Illinois Wesleyan|
|Colonial States Athletic||Neumann|
|Empire 8||St. John Fisher|
|Great Northeast Athletic||Rhode Island College|
|Heartland Collegiate Athletic||Transylvania|
|Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic||Central (Iowa)|
|Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association||Hope|
|Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic||St. Thomas (Minn.)|
|New England Collegiate||Babson|
|New England Small College Athletic||Middlebury|
|North Coast Athletic||Wittenberg|
|North Eastern Athletic||Penn State-Harrisburg|
|Old Dominion Athletic||Guilford|
|Presidents’ Athletic||Washington and Jefferson|
|St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic||Webster|
|Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic||La Verne|
|Southern Collegiate Athletic||Oglethorpe|
|Upper Midwest Athletic||North Central (Minn.)|
|USA South Athletic||Greensboro|
|Pool B||Pool C||Individual, School|
|Emory||Cal Lutheran||Grant Hinton, Centre|
|LaGrange||Christopher Newport||Doug Kennedy, Whittier|
|Nebraska Wesleyan||Claremont-Mudd-Scripps||Rick O’Connell, Hampden-Sydney|
|Gustavus Adolphus||Nicholas Palladino, Rochester (N.Y.)|
|Huntingdon||Nick Zolotas, Salem State|
Greensboro defeated Illinois Wesleyan by six strokes to claim its second national title in school history at the 2011 Division III Men’s Golf Championship.
Centre's Chris Morris shot a 14-under 274 to take home the top individual honor. The championships were played at the Grandover Resort in Greensboro, N.C.