West Virginia golf prepares for NCAA Championship regional this week

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For just the second time since the program returned to play nine years ago following a hiatus and only the third time in history, West Virginia golf is set to take the links for an NCAA Championship appearance.

WVU learned nearly two weeks ago that they had been selected for the postseason field, earning a No. 10 seed in the Rancho Santa Fe Regional, set to take place starting this Monday. The regional play will take place from May 13th-May 15th at The Farms Golf Club in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., just outside of San Diego. The team took the course for a practice round Sunday -- highlights were posted to social media and can be watched below.

The regional action will consist of a three-day, 54-hole stroke play tournament to determine who will advance to the NCAA Championship Final. The lowest-scoring five teams and the lowest-scoring individual not on those teams from each regional will qualify for the final. The Mountaineers will be represented at the event by senior Jackson Davenport, junior trio Todd Duncan, Max Green and Pierce Grieve, and sophomore Kaleb Wilson Freshman Harrison Thompson will serve as the alternate in case of illness or injury.

WVU will be paired with Kansas and Wright State for the first round of play, with the pairings set to be re-organized based upon score after each round finishes. The action is set to start for WVU on Monday at 12:25 p.m. EST on the 10th tee.