The University of Alabama men’s golf team will be making its 13th straight appearance in the NCAA postseason when it participates in the NCAA Sammamish Regional, hosted by Washington, beginning Monday morning.
The three-day, 54-hole event will be held at Aldarra Golf Club in Sammamish, Wash., located just east of Seattle.
The entire tournament is stroke play, with the top five teams and the low-scoring individual not on an advancing team advancing to play in the NCAA Men’s Golf National Championship at Rich Harvest Farms course in Sugar Grove, Ill., on May 26-31.
Alabama is seeded sixth in the regional, and 36th in the tournament.
Among the 13 other teams it’ll be competing against include No. 1 USC, No. 12 Kent State, No. 13 Texas A&M, No. 24 Florida State and the host school, No. 30 Washington.
Alabama will be paired with Florida State and Washington, and tee off from the 10th hole on Monday morning. Subsequent pairings will depend on the previous round’s results.
Alabama men’s golf at NCAA Washington Regional, tee times, details
According to the Weather Channel, Monday’s forecast is for partly cloudy skies during the morning hours, with developing rain in the afternoon. High 54F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Rain is also in the forecast for early Tuesday.
Tee time: Monday, 11:20 a.m. ET
Location: Aldarra Golf Club, Par 71, 6,885 yards, Sammamish, Wash.
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The tournament won’t be on television, but live scoring will be available on Golfstat.com
Alabama will also be tweeting live updates: @AlabamaMGolf
What you should know
- Alabama is led by sophomore Davis Riley, who is ranked 47th in the nation and has posted an average score in seven events this season of 71.19. Junior Lee Hodges is ranked 69th (71.56), junior Jonathan Hardee is 110th (71.69). Rounding out the Crimson Tide’s team will be redshirt freshman Josh Sedeno and junior Steven Setterstrom.
- After missing two spring events due to an injury, Riley has had a return to form, finishing in the top 12 in four straight tournaments. He shot the team’s season-low 66 in the first round of strike play of the SEC Championships. Riley was named second-team All-SEC.
- Hodges, a transfer from UAB last summer won the Desert Mountain Intercollegiate earlier this spring, with a 10-under 206 (69-68-69).
- After missing all fall while recovering from an injury, Hardee has four top-20 finishes in six spring tournaments.
- Alabama made it to the semifinals of the SEC Championships, which used a new format to mirror the NCAA Championships. After placing sixth in stroke play, the Crimson Tide advanced to match play and defeated third-seeded LSU, 3-1-1. It was eliminated by Texas A&M, 3-2.
- Coach Jay Seawell, who led the Crimson Tide to the 2013 and 2014 national titles, was part of the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) 2016 Hall of Fame class, along with former Alabama men’s and women’s golf coach Dick Spybey. The ceremony was held in Las Vegas at the annual Hall of Fame Reception and Awards Banquet in December.
- The other five regionals being played concurrently are at Austin (Texas), Baton Rouge (La.), College Grove (Tenn.), Stanford (Calif.), and West Lafayette (Ind.).