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Baylor Men’s Golf Earns 19th Straight NCAA Tournament Bid

WACO, Texas – The No. 29-ranked Baylor men's golf team has been awarded the No. 5 seed in the NCAA Kohler (Wis.) Regional of the NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championship. The bracket was announced Thursday on the Golf Channel's Morning Drive.

Baylor earned its 19th consecutive NCAA regional appearance, extending one of the nation's longest active streaks. The three-day, 54-hole tournament is hosted by Marquette University and runs May 16-18 at the Blackwolf Run Meadow Valleys Course in Kohler, Wis., which is one of six regional sites. Additional regionals will be played in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Marana, Ariz., Albuquerque, N.M., Stillwater, Okla. and Franklin, Tenn.

Eight teams in the 13-team regional are ranked among the top 50 teams nationally according to the latest GolfStat rankings. The No. 29 Bears are joined by No. 2 Illinois, No. 7 Florida, No. 15 Florida State, No. 21 Arkansas, No. 31 Penn State, No. 35 Memphis and No. 48 Kent State.

Those eight top-50 ranked teams will be joined by UCLA, East Tennessee State, Campbell, Idaho and South Dakota State.

The top five teams and low individual on a non-advancing team will move on to the NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championship, which will be played May 27-June 1 at the Eugene Country Club in Eugene, Ore.

Baylor is one of seven Big 12 Conference teams to earn an NCAA Tournament bid, including Texas (No. 1, Franklin), Oklahoma State (No. 1, Stillwater), Oklahoma (No. 3, Stillwater), Kansas (No. 7, Tuscaloosa), Texas Tech (No. 8, Albuquerque) and TCU (No. 9 Albuquerque).

For live scoring information throughout the tournament, visit www.golfstat.com. Follow @BaylorMGolf on twitter for updates throughout the season.

NCAA Kohler Regional Seeds
1. Illinois

2. Florida State

3. Florida

4. Arkansas

5. Baylor

6. Penn State

7. Memphis

8. Kent State

9. UCLA

10. East Tennessee State

11. Campbell

12. Idaho

13. South Dakota State

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