COLLEGE STATION -- No. 17-ranked Texas A&M will be the No. 9 seed at the 2008 NCAA Central Regional Championship May 15-17 at Ohio State’s Scarlet Golf Course in Columbus, Ohio.
The Aggies will be making their sixth straight regional appearance. A&M tied for 10th last year in Sugar Grove, Ill, losing a playoff for the final berth in the national tournament and ending a streak of three straight appearances in the finals.
A total of 27 teams will compete in each of the three regionals with the top 10 advancing to the NCAA Men’s Golf Championship May 28-31 in West Lafayette, Ind. The East Regional will be in Chattanooga, Tenn., and the West Regional will be in Bremerton, Wash.
Other teams in the Central Regional Field (with seeding) are Alabama (1), Oklahoma State (2), Georgia Tech (3), Florida (4), Tennessee (5), Lamar (6), Wake Forest (7), Indiana (8), Louisville (10), Wichita State (11), Kent State (12), Penn State (13), Arkansas (14), Michigan (15), TCU (16), Texas-Arlington (17), Illinois (18), Ohio State (19), Baylor (20) Colorado (21), Eastern Kentucky (22), Marquette (23), Eastern Michigan (24), Cleveland State (25), Loyola (Md.) (26) and Sacred Heart (27).
A total of eight Big 12 Conference teams advanced to postseason play. In addition to the four teams in the Central Regional (A&M, Oklahoma State, Baylor and Colorado), four Big 12 members will play in the West Regional: Texas Tech (8), Texas (12), Oklahoma (22) and Kansas State (23).
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