Congratulations to NC State sophomore golfer Albin Choi, who completed a dominant three day showing on Saturday by shooting a 3 under 68 in the final round of the Ann Arbor NCAA Golf Regional.Â Choi’s three day tournament total of 203 (-10) was good enough for a three stroke victory in the regional and qualifies him for the NCAA Championships May 29th thru June 3rd at Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, California.Â Choi was the only player to shoot sub-70 rounds all three days.
With the top five teams from each regional advancing to the NCAA Championships, NC State fell just short as a team.Â The Pack finished tied for 6th (with Notre Dame), 10 shots back of fifth place TCU.
NC State scored a final round 3-over 287, and wound up 10 shots out of fifth from the U-M Golf Course, a par-71, 6,723-yard layout on the campus of the University of Michigan.
Choi becomes the 13 player in program history to advance to the NCAA Championship as an individual dating back to 1965, and the first since Matt Hill won the national championship at The Inverness Club back in 2009 in Toledo, Ohio.
This also marks the second-straight year that NC State has the individual-title holder at an NCAA Regional. Teammate and fellow Canadian Mitchell Sutton earned co-medalist honors at the 2011 Florida Regional in Ocala, Fla.
Golf Roundup: Wolfpack’s Choi wins regional – JournalNow.com
You can check out more from the Ann Arbor NCAA Golf Regional here, including team and individual leaderboards/results.