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@OhioBobcatMGolf's White Qualifies For 2017 NCAA Championships West Lafayette Regional

Ohio senior men's golfer Peyton White (Huntersville, N.C.) has qualified for the 2017 NCAA Championships West Lafayette Regional as one of 45 individuals selected to compete in the six NCAA Regionals.
May 4, 2017

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NCAA Release | 2017 NCAA Championships West Lafayette Regional

INDIANAPOLIS -- Ohio senior men's golfer Peyton White (Huntersville, N.C.) has qualified for the 2017 NCAA Championships West Lafayette Regional as one of 45 individuals selected to compete in the six NCAA Regionals.

White becomes the first Bobcat to qualify for NCAA Regional play since 2002, when his high school coach at William A. Hough High School, Erik Herberth, earned an at-large bid to the NCAA Central Regional in Little Rock, Ark.

"It's nice to be recognized for the hard work you put in," said White. "Being able to be selected to go to a Regional is a great honor. I'm just happy to come out and represent the Bobcats doing it."

White set the Ohio men's golf program's single-season scoring average record in 2016-17 with a 71.65. He tallied six top-eight finishes this year and earned two outright tournament, achieving medalist honors at both the Mission Inn Spring Spectacular (March 18-19) at the El Campeon Course of the Mission Inn Golf Resort in Howey-In-The-Hills, Fla., and at the Rutherford Intercollegiate (April 15-16) at the Blue Course in University Park, Pa. White capped off his senior campaign by earning First Team All-Mid-American Conference honors in 2017 after receiving Second Team recognition as a sophomore and a junior. He became the first Bobcat to garner First Team All-MAC honors since Herberth achieved the feat as a senior in 2002.

"Some of the similarities of our careers -- especially our senior years -- are kind of scary," laughed White about becoming the first Bobcat since Herberth to receive an NCAA Regional bid. "It's really neat to continue his legacy and achieve some of the stuff I set out to do when I was coming out of high school."

The 54-hole 2017 NCAA Championships West Lafayette Regional will be held May 15-17 at the Kampen Course at Birck Boilermaker Golf Complex in West Lafayette, Ind. The Kampen Course, a Pete Dye design, is an 18-hole, links-style, par-72 championship golf course featuring large bent-grass greens, fairways and tees. The layout presents a challenge for golfers of all abilities with vast sand bunkers, native grasslands, ponds and a natural celery bog. Kampen offers five sets of tees with the championship tees playing over 7,400 yards and the forward tees playing at 5,300 yards. Kampen is rated one of the top collegiate courses in the nation and has been awarded 4.5 stars on Golf Digest's "Places to Play." Kampen receives high marks as it is ranked as one of the most difficult golf courses in Indiana. The course has also played host to a number of prestigious collegiate and public tournaments such as the 2000 Men's Big Ten Championship, the 2003 Women's NCAA Championship, the 2004 Indiana Open, the 2005 Women's Western Amateur and the 2008 Men's NCAA Championship.

White will be joined at the 2017 NCAA Championships West Lafayette Regional by nine other individuals -- Army senior Peter Kim, Virginia Tech sophomore Mark Lawrence, Jr., Cincinnati sophomore Austin Squires, sophomore Keegan de Lange, Seton Hall senior Lloyd Jefferson Go, Maryland junior David Kocher, Virginia Tech freshman Sarit Suwannarut, Miami junior Patrick Flavin and Illinois State sophomore Trent Wallace.

The low individual from the regional will advance to the 2017 NCAA Championship, which runs May 26-31 and will be held at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove, Ill.

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