Coastal headed to Disney for NCAA golf regionals

The Coastal Carolina men’s golf team along with numerous fans and supporters, gathered at The Dunes Golf & Beach Club Wednesday evening as it was announced that the Chanticleers will be playing the NCAA Kissimmee Regional, which will be held May 14-16 at played at Reunion Resort in Kissimmee, Fla., and hosted by Central Florida.

In addition, NBC/Golf Channel provided live look-ins and interviewed both head coach Jim Garren and 2018 Sun Belt individual champion Morgan Deneen.

Coastal will be in the Kissimmee Regional with top-seed Vanderbilt, Florida, North Carolina, Kent State, Arizona, Purdue, Colorado State, Saint Mary’s Central Florida, Jacksonville State, Georgetown and Central Connecticut State.

CCU senior Thadd Obecny II will be able to help the Chanticleers as he played his freshman season at Central Florida and had played at the Reunion Resort.

Coastal is familiar with Kent State as the Golden Flashes played in CCU’s annual General Hackler Championship this past March. Others top play in this year’s Hackler Championship were #1 seed and Hackler champion Georgia Tech, #1 seed and Hackler runner-up Texas A&M and #1 seed LSU (finished fifth), Liberty (12th), Kentucky (4th), South Carolina (10th), Virginia (3rd) and North Carolina State (8th).

To advance to the program’s fifth NCAA Championship (May 25-30), the Chanticleers will need to finish among the top five at the Regional. Also, the top individual not on the top five teams will earn a berth to the NCAA Championship.

Photo courtesy of CCU Athletics

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