The Mountain West Champions of men’s golf is headed to Louisville, Kentucky for the NCAA Regionals. Glen Millican and his Lobo men’s golf team learned their location and seed Wednesday night during a watch party at the Albuquerque Country Club.
The Lobos are an 11 seed. Oklahoma State is the top seed in Louisville.
“I’m looking forward to it,” said Millican. “I’ve never been to Louisville. In fact, I don’t think I’ve ever been to Kentucky. One of the great things about going to a place like that is we are going to be playing on similar grass of what we play here.”
As a team, the Lobos had their struggles, playing well, but not closing out tournaments. They started to peak just in time for the Mountain West Championship and hope to show the golf world that they are better than an 11 seed.
“I think the 11th seed puts a little bit of a chip on our shoulder,” said UNM senior Sean Carlon. “I think based off conference and based off our play this year, we should have been higher.”
Lobos sophomore Galvin Green agrees.
“I guess we’re a little bit underrated,” said Green. “Right now, it just gives us another chance to prove ourselves that we are better than the 11 seed.”
The Lobos will not be overwhelmed by the field. They have already seen most of the teams in their regional.
“We’ve seen a lot of the teams that are there,” said Millican. “We’ve seen Arizona quite a bit. We’ve seen North Florida quite a bit, Baylor some. We’ve seen Oakie State. Our guys will be comfortable. They won’t be in an environment that they haven’t been in.”
A total of 13 teams are competing at six regional sites, with the top five from in each spot moving on to the national championship. The NCAA Regionals start May 13 and runs through May 15.