Four S.C. schools qualify for men’s golf regionals

Charleston Southern freshman R.J. Keur of Fort Dorchester won the Big South Conference individual championship. File/Grace Beahm/Staff

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South Carolina schools will be represented in four of the six NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Championship regionals that were announced Monday.

South Carolina, Clemson, College of Charleston and Charleston Southern all will be competing in regionals May 14-16. The low five teams and low individual not on those teams advance to the finals May 29-June 3 at The Concession Club in Bradenton, Fla.

Led by individual champion John Jonas, the College of Charleston won its second straight Colonial Athletic Association championship to earn a regional berth. The Cougars, who finished ninth in last year’s regional, will be heading to Yale University in New Haven, Conn., as the No. 12 seed.

Charleston Southern earned its first NCAA Tournament berth since 2003 by winning the Big South Conference with freshman R.J. Keur of Summerville winning the individual title. The Buccaneers are the No. 13 seed at The Rawls Course in Lubbock, Texas.

The University of South Carolina, which tied for second in the SEC Championship, will be the No. 1 seed in Bremerton, Wash. The Gamecocks tied with Vanderbilt for second in the SEC Championship, three shots behind LSU.

Clemson will be a No. 6 seed at Finley Golf Course in Chapel Hill, N.C. The Tigers lost a two-hole playoff with Georgia Tech for the ACC Championship.

Four individuals from state schools also will be participating in the Chapel Hill regional — Zach Seabolt of Winthrop, Ben Wheeler and Andrew Dorn of Coastal Carolina, and Ryan Cornfield of USC Upstate.