For just the third time in its 115-year existence the NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Championship will be coming to the Southland. With USC as the host school, the best collegiate golfers with converge upon Riviera CC from May 29-June 3 as they look to earn their team a NCAA championship while also earning themselves an individual title that has been won by golfers such as Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods, Ben Crenshaw and Phil Mickelson.
This year’s championship field was released earlier this week. Click here to view the schools and individuals headed to Regional play, which will take place at six different locations from May 17-19. Five Southern California schools, UCLA, San Diego State, Long Beach State, University of San Diego, and host-school USC, are in the running to earn a coveted spot at Riviera.
The Championships haven’t made a stop in Southern California since 1988, when SCGA Hall of Famer Eddie Merrins led the UCLA Bruins to their first-ever national golf title. That also happened to be the last time USC hosted the prestigious championship.
The only other appearance the tournament has made in the Southland was in 1974, when Wake Forrest emerged as champions of the event, hosted by San Diego State.
Southland golfers can find ticket information and more by clicking here.