The Masterís Vacates Menís Golf National Championship Berth
By Alan Grosbach, Manager of Communications and Sports Information
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – (UPDATED: First Round Pairings | Second Round Pairings) The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) was notified Thursday morning by The Master’s College (Calif.) officials that the institution would be unable to field a complete five-member team for the upcoming NAIA Men’s Golf National Championships at Creekside Golf Club in Salem, Ore., May 14 – 17.
In consultation with the Executive Committee of the National Administrative Council (NAC), the decision was made to offer the vacated team position to Northwood (Texas), who was the first available at-large institution left out of the field.
With Northwood’s accepted invitation to fill that team position, there have been adjustments made to the first and second round pairings.
The updated field is made up of 20 automatic qualifying teams, who won their respective conference/independent/unaffiliated group tournament, seven at-large team selections based on the final regular-season NAIA Men’s Golf Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, Corban (Ore.) (host berth) and 15 individual qualifiers.
For more information on the 2013 NAIA Men’s Golf National Championships, click here.