The Ferris State University men's golf team will be making its eighth NCAA Regional appearance in a row as the Bulldogs have earned a trip to Oklahoma as the Midwest Region's top seed for the 2010 Midwest/South Central Super Regional, which will take place May 3-5 at The Territory Golf Club in Duncan, Okla. The announcement of 80 teams and 32 individual student-athletes for regional competition was released on April 23 by the NCAA-II Men's Golf Selection Committee.
The Midwest/South Central Regional is being hosted by Cameron University and will consist of 10 teams from the Midwest Region along with 10 from the South Central Region. Four individuals from each region will also compete in the 54-hole tournament.
The top five teams and the top two individuals not affiliated with a team from each regional (regardless of region) will advance to the 2010 NCAA-II Men's Golf Championships slated for May 18-21 at The Sagamore Club in Noblesville, Ind.
Along with Ferris State, those teams from the Midwest Region who will be making the super regional tourney appearance are Wayne State, Indianapolis, Grand Valley State, Drury, Northern Kentucky, Saginaw Valley State, Findlay, and Bellarmine in respective seeding order. The four individuals from the region are Clark Fry of Rockhurst, Ashland's Jay Overy, Paul Dagys of Lewis, and Missouri-St. Louis' Matthew Rau. Abilene (Texas) Christian is the South Central Region's top seed.
Ferris State, under the direction of third-year head coach Mike Mignano, posted a fourth-place tying performance at the 2009 NCAA-II Midwest/South Central Super Regional (May 4-6) in Allendale, Mich., with a three-round 23-strokes over par 875 team stroke total. The placing was high enough for the Bulldogs to make their 13th appearance at nationals in the program's history as FSU would register a school-best tying eighth-place finish.
This season, Ferris State has placed second or higher in eight of its 10 tournaments. The Bulldogs recently were tourney co-champions at Michigan State's Fossum/Spartan Invitational last weekend (April 24-25) in East Lansing, Mich., and had recorded three consecutive second-place finishes this spring prior to the co-championship title.