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Men's Golf Wins a Boat Race at Black Diamond -- Again
Another appearance in the NCAA Tournament was a lock for the USF's men golf team, but they decided to go out anyway and annihilate the rest of the field at The American Men's Golf Championship this week at Black Diamond Ranch in Lecanto. The Bulls led wire to wire and finished with a total score of 19 under par, the only team to complete the three-day event under par. Memphis finished second at one over par.
Olson took home the individual title with a 7-under-par score of 209, beating Memphis's Thomas Perrot by a shot.
USF won their second straight American golf title, and their second in runaway fashion after lapping the field by 13 strokes last year on the same course. Olson's individual win was the second in as many years for USF, following Ryan Fricker's title last year.
(By the way, if you're wondering where SMU and defending NCAA individual champion Bryson DeChambeau were, the Mustangs are ineligible for postseason play this year due to a rather hilarious set of NCAA violations. AWWWW YEAH GOLF CHEATIN'.)
The Bulls will find out which NCAA Regional they will play in this Thursday morning. Last year they were sent to New Haven, Connecticut, where they dominated the regional and earned a trip to the NCAA Championships.
Men's Tennis Draws St. John's To Begin NCAA Tournament
USF's men's tennis team, ranked #16 in the latest ITA college tennis rankings, received their NCAA regional assignment Tuesday afternoon. They're heading to Gainesville to start with a first-round matchup against #66 St. John's, who won the Big East tournament. The winner faces either #9 seed Florida or #74 North Florida in round two.
(Pretty harsh that not only is the #16 ranked team not seeded, but they'd have to play the #9 seed in round two, isn't it? USF has to be one of, if not the strongest unseeded team in the field.)
The winner of the Gainesville Regional moves on to the national championships in Tulsa later this month, where they would face either #8 seed Texas Tech, New Mexico State, SMU, or Washington. USF reached the round of 16 last year before falling to host school Baylor.