The Fall 2018 National Championship is headed to Barefoot Resort in Myrtle Beach, where 224 of the top club golfers across the country will test their skills.
Grand Canyon University took home the National Championship trophy during the Spring 2018 championship and will be looking to defend its title.
The Fall 2018 National invitational will give 120 club golfers the chance to compete on a national stage,
with a trip to the Spring 2019 National Championship on the line for the winner.
Players and teams that compete in only one regional tournament will be eligible to qualify.
I am a current Junior at The University of Maryland at College Park majoring in Material Science Engineering. I grew up not too far away in Gaithersburg, Maryland playing tournaments in the area as well as going around the country at times to play in other tournaments. I have been playing golf for a long time and I am excited to be serving as the Regional Coordinator for the Capitol Region this year!
The Capitol Region has long been a part of the NCCGA continuously placing high performing teams into NCCGA Nationals and consistently yielding impressive individual performances. The region formerly included teams from Maryland, Virginia, and Washington D.C. but with the addition of teams to the area the Capitol region was split to form the new Capitol Region and the new Colonial Region. The new Colonial Region absorbed all of the former teams in Virginia while our region maintained all schools in Maryland and Washington D.C. Schools that are represented in the Capitol Region include American, George Washington, Georgetown, Johns Hopkins, Loyola, Maryland and Towson. UMD qualified for the first ever National Invitational in Las Vegas and shot a team score of 395 which claimed them 7th place. UMD also qualified for the 2018 National Championship at Norwood Hills finishing with a team score of 809. In the Fall 2018 National Championship, Georgetown University qualified and shot a team total of 801, it was great to see the Hoyas back and competing at a National Championship. The University of Maryland was able to make the trip to compete in the Fall 2018 National Invitational, where they shot a team total of 824 to finish middle of the pack.