BRYAN, Texas — University of Central Arkansas junior golfer Lewis George will compete at the NCAA College Station Regional as the Southland Conference individual champion.
George, from Cheshire, England, will be one of 10 individuals competing at the Traditions Club in Bryan, alongside 13 full teams, headed by host Texas A&M University.
Joining George will be McNeese State's Blake Elliott from the Southland Conference.
The regional, one of six around the country, will be contested May 14 through 16.
Thirteen teams and 10 individuals will compete at three of the regionals, while the other three regionals will have 14 teams and five individuals.
The low five teams and the low individual not on those teams from each regional will advance to the championship final.
National champion and individual medalist titles will be decided May 25 through 30 at Karsten Creek Golf Club in Stillwater, Oklahoma.
Oklahoma State University is the host institution for the 2018 championships.
"It was a great season for Lewis, highlighted with tremendous wins at LSU and the Southland Conference Tournament,” UCA golf coach Steve Runge said. "His talent and golf IQ are at a very high level.
"Winning conference and receiving a spot in the NCAA Regional is a great accomplishment, and I believe he has the ability to qualify for NCAA Nationals.”
George is UCA's first golfer to qualify for the NCAA Regionals since Pep Angles made back-to-back appearances in 2013 and 2014.
George led the Bears in scoring average this season at 72.4 strokes (32 rounds), with a low round of 65 and low tournament of 204.
He was a two-time medalist this season and had two other runnerup finishes and six Top 10 finishes.
George helped UCA to a fourth-place finish at the SLC Championships on April 25, shooting 71-72-73_216 to earn UCA's first-ever medalist honors at the SLC tournament.