Crusaders ready for return trip to NCAA Regionals

Crusaders ready for return trip to NCAA Regionals
Sunday, May 1, 2016
Crusaders ready for return trip to NCAA Regionals

Tigerville, S.C. – North Greenville men’s golf will be one of two Conference Carolinas teams participating in this week’s NCAA Southeastern Regional in Howey-In-The-Hills, Florida.

The Saints from Limestone College will join the Crusaders in Florida as both teams fight for a spot in the National Championship. The top three teams from each regional will move on.

The Crusaders earned the 9th seed in the region after finishing 2016 with six top 10 finishes including a finish of first at the Richard Rendleman Invitational. This is the second consecutive season the Crusaders have made the trip to the NCAA tournament and will look to improve on last season’s 18th place finish.

The Crusaders are led by freshman Seth Roberson who earned Freshman of the Year honors for Conference Carolinas this season. Robertson, a native of Inman, S.C., was tabbed the Conference Carolinas Freshman of the Year after notching one top-five finish and two top-10 finishes in nine tournaments this season. He shot a 69 for his lowest round of the season and turned in a 36-hole best of 142. Robertson's best finish of the season was second-place at the Richard Rendleman Invitational.

Christian Constance and Evan Gfeller also earned end of season accolades with first and second team All-Conference nods. Constance and Gfeller played in nine tournaments for the Crusaders this season, both tallying one tournament win and two top five finishes. Constance notched one more top 10 finish than Gfeller who finished with four.

The tournament will be hosted by the Central Florida Sports Commission and the Sunshine State Conference at the El Campeon Course.