Monday, May 16, 2016

MEAC: Augusta University returns to familiar course for regionals appearance

AUGUSTA, Georgia -- The site of Augusta University’s next regionals appearance will be a familiar one for those who know the history of the men’s golf program, and one that draws favorable memories.

The Jaguars will return to Karsten Creek Golf Club in Stillwater, Okla., for the first time since 2011 when they won the NCAA National Championship for the second consecutive year. This time, they’re competing for a chance to make the finals for the first time since that year.

The regional will be held today through Wednesday.

“It’s always the goal to get to regionals and, from there, contend and get a chance in the national championship,” Augusta coach Jack O’Keefe said. “We’re getting better each day, and we’re very excited.”

The only member still in the program from the 2011 team is assistant coach Mitch Krywulycz, who had crucial match-play victories for the Jaguars in the two national championships. O’Keefe said Krywulycz will be a “valuable asset” during regionals by offering advice on the course and tournament.


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