The Big Ten Champion University of Minnesota men's golf team earned a fifth seed in the 2003 NCAA Central Regional to be held in Manhattan, Kan. The regional will be hosted by Kansas State University and played on the par 72, 7,525-yard Colbert Hills Golf Course. The tournament will take place May 15-17 and consist of 54 holes, with 18 holes played each of the three days of the event. Four other Big Ten teams will compete in the Central Regional in Illinois, Northwestern, Michigan State and Ohio State.
This is the Golden Gophers' 11th consecutive appearance in the NCAA Regionals. Last year, Minnesota competed in the NCAA West Regional in Albuquerque, N.M., where Justin Smith (Moon Township, Pa./Moon Area) captured co-medallist honors while leading the team to a fourth-place finish. The Gophers then went on the win their first national golf title in school history.
2003 NCAA Central Regional Hosted by Kansas State Par 72, 7,525-yard Colbert Hills Golf Course Manhattan, Kan. 1. Texas 2. TCU 3. Oklahoma State 4. North Carolina 5. Minnesota 6. North Carolina State 7. Oklahoma 8. Arkansas 9. Illinois 10. Northwestern 11. SMU 12. Baylor 13. Tulsa 14. Kentucky 15. Lamar 16. Toledo 17. Michigan State 18. Wichita State 19. North Texas 20. Texas A&M 21. Ohio State 22. Kent State 23. Texas Tech 24. Kansas 25. Missouri 26. Kansas State 27. Wright State