Cameron University head coach Jerry Hrnciar entered the final round of the NCAA Division II Men’s Golf South/South Central Super Regional on Wednesday feeling his team needed to shoot a team score of 288 to have a chance at the South Central regional title. Turns out, he was right.

The Aggies got off to a sizzling start and finished with a one-under-par team score of 287, winning the regional crown and an automatic bid to the NCAA Division II national championships with a two-stroke victory over St. Mary’s. Central Oklahoma, which entered Wednesday’s final round with a nine-stroke lead over the Aggies, slipped to third with a 12-over 300 team score and did not qualify for one of three at-large bids to nationals from the Super Regional. UCO finished with a total of 878 (+14) to tie St. Edward’s for third in the South Central.

Individual honors went to Cameron’s Travis Lovins, who shot a final-round 70 on the par-72 layout at The Territory Golf Club to top Northeastern State’s Brad Risenhoover by one stroke. Both players entered Wednesday’s final round tied for second at three-under, trailing UCO’s Mitch Boles, who slipped to fifth in the individual race with a final-round 77.

West Florida’s Will Grace claimed medalist honors in the South and earned the Super Regional’s individual at-large bid to the national tournament. Grace shot a 69 on Wednesday for a three-round total of 208 (-8), defeating Heath Jones of North Alabama and Rollins College’s Dan Walters by one stroke.

This Week's Circulars