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UNCW finishes 8th at the NCAA Noblesville Regional

Despite rainy conditions throughout the round, UNCW got off to a strong start at the NCAA...
Despite rainy conditions throughout the round, UNCW got off to a strong start at the NCAA Regional
Updated: May. 18, 2021 at 7:54 PM EDT
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WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - The University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW) men’s golf team came up short at the Noblesville Regional in Indiana in an attempt to advance to the NCAA Championship.

The team finished eighth in the 13-team field. The top five teams that advanced to the NCAA championship were Texas, Tennessee, North Carolina, Louisville and UAB.

“We turned a lot of negatives into positives this season,” said UNCW Head Coach Daniel Bowden, who has guided the Seahawks to three straight NCAA regional appearances. “I’m proud of how the guys handled a very trying year. I see this as a great steppingstone for the program.”

After day two, the team held a two-stroke lead over UAB, and UNCW’s Blake McShea moved into the regional lead, tied with Nick Infanti of North Florida.

McShea closed out his college golf career tied for 10th place at three-under par for the regional with a three-round score of 213.

UNCW got off to a strong start Monday by finishing the first 18 holes of the NCAA Noblesville Regional in sixth place, a position the team held by the end of day two.

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