Parts of this release courtesy DenverPioneers.com and ORUAthletics.com
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- The University of Denver men's golf team found out on Wednesday that it will head to the NCAA Regional in Stanford, Calif. The Pioneers received the No. 13 seed that was revealed on the NCAA Selection Show, which aired live on the Golf Channel. Also finding out good news during the reveal was Oral Roberts' senior Cody Burrows, who learned he will be an individual participant at the Austin Regional.
This marks the first time since 2014 that DU will appear in the regional tournament. The Crimson and Gold are coming off a 15-stroke victory at the Summit League Championship back on Apr. 29 in Newton, Kan.
The Stanford Regional will be played at the Stanford Golf Course and be hosted by the Cardinal.
"Pumped to find out that we are headed to Stanford for the NCAA Regionals," head coach Erik Billinger said. "Now it's time to focus on preparation and what we can control and show everyone what we can do. Exciting times for DU golf."
Arizona State received the No. 1 seed for the regional, followed by Stanford, LSU and North Carolina State.
Also joining the Crimson and Gold are North Carolina, South Florida, Kansas, Virginia, Ole Miss, Georgia Southern, UNC Greensboro and Augusta.
The top five teams and individual not on those teams will advance to the NCAA Championships.
The Pioneers are led by freshman Cal McCoy, who took home individual medalist honors at the Summit League Championship. McCoy, a Highlands Ranch native, was also an All-Summit League first-team selection in his debut season, leading DU with a 73.26 scoring average.
The first-team all-league selection also has four top-10 finishes this year, the most by a Pioneer player since the 2014-15 year.
Burrows, who tied McCoy and two others with a 219 total at the league championship, missed out on earning an automatic bid after losing to McCoy in a four-man playoff. He earned an at-large bid after leading the league with a 71.4 stroke average and posting seven top-five finishes as a senior. He was a four-time All-Summit League first team performer.
Play for the NCAA Regionals is set to begin on May 13.
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