The Dominican College men’s golf team became the first program in school history to win a NCAA Division II Regional Championship as they took home the team title on May 10, 2017, at the NCAA Division II Atlantic/East Regional. The Chargers bested the second place team, St. Thomas Aquinas College, by one stroke to win the Championship held at The Resort at Glade Springs.
The team comprised of freshmen and sophomores, under third-year head coach, Keith Prokop (’14), will travel to the NCAA National Golf Championships, which will be held May 22-26, at Reunion Resort in Kissimmee, Florida.
“This is actually our first-ever team regional tournament, so to be able to wind up winning and in our first go-around is unbelievable,” said Prokop.
Following day one action, the Chargers were in second place with a score of 300. They followed in day two action with a 298 team score (598 total) to remain in second place among 20 teams competing from the Atlantic and East Regions.
Dominican had a team score of 301 (+13) on the last day to finish with a three-day total of 899 (+35) to win the regional championship and a berth in the NCAA National Championship.
St. Thomas Aquinas College finished in second place (900), followed by the University of Charleston (903) and Le Moyne College (904) to round out the top four teams.
At a minimum, the top three teams and the top two student-athletes not with a team from each regional (regardless of region) will advance to the finals May 22-26, at Reunion Resort in Kissimmee, Florida. The remaining eight team berths will be allocated based on the regions represented in the prior year’s medal-match portion of the championships, with the maximum number of teams from a given region capped at seven. The finals will be hosted by the Sunshine State Conference and Central Florida Sports Commission.