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The NCAA Myrtle Beach Regional will be played at TPC Myrtle Beach Monday through Wednesday as part of the Division I Men’s Golf Championship.

Fourteen of the nation’s best collegiate teams, including five top 25 squads, and five individuals will compete for the opportunity to advance to the NCAA Championship in Fayetteville, Arkansas, at the end of the month.

The Myrtle Beach Regional field is headlined by fourth-ranked Wake Forest.

Among the five individuals who earned the right to compete in the regional was Coastal Carolina University’s Zack Taylor.

There will be six 54-hole regionals conducted across the nation May 13-15. The top 5 teams and lowest-scoring individual not on a team from each regional will advance to the NCAA Championship.

Completing the Myrtle Beach Regional field are Texas Tech, Illinois, Florida State, The University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Oregon, Ohio State, Northwestern, Oregon State, Cal State Fullerton, Middle Tennessee State, Virginia Commonwealth and Robert Morris.

The four individuals joining Taylor are Davidson’s Jack Lang, Florian Schroedl of Fairleigh Dickenson and Bobby Bai and Kyler Tate from the University of Central Florida.

“TPC Myrtle Beach is a layout capable of challenging the best players in the world, and it will help identify the teams and individuals most deserving of advancing to the 2019 NCAA Championship,” said Steve Mays, president of Founders Group International. “The course is in pristine condition, and we can’t wait to welcome golf’s next generation of stars to Myrtle Beach.”

Admission to the NCAA Myrtle Beach Regional is free. Parking will be at Inlet Square Mall and a free shuttle service will transport spectators to TPC Myrtle Beach.

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