O'Connell to Represent Tiger Golf in the NCAA Championship

INDIANNAPOLIS, IN-The NCAA Division III Men's Golf Committee has announced the teams and individuals selected to participate in the 2012 Division III Men's Golf Championships. Hampden-Sydney's Rick O'Connell (Goochland, VA/Goochland) was selected as one of five individuals to participate.

The championships will be held May 15-18, at the Mission Inn Resort, in Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla. The championships will be hosted by Oglethorpe and the Central Florida Sports Commission.

O'Connell led the Tigers in several events this season and earned First Team All-ODAC honors while averaging 72.8 strokes-per-round. This past fall, he placed third in two tournaments, second in one, and took home medalist honors in the Tom Kinder Memorial.

A total of 210 participants will compete at the championships. Thirty-one conferences were awarded automatic qualification for the championships. Three teams were selected from Pool B, which consists of independent schools, and schools that are members of conferences that do not meet the requirements for automatic qualification. The final seven berths were reserved for Pool C, which are schools from automatic-qualifying conferences that are not the conference champion and any remaining Pool B teams.

To see all 210 participants in the 2012 Division III Men's Golf Championships, click here.

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