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Duke Earns Ninth Straight NCAA Selection, Heads to Baton Rouge Regional

Duke Earns Ninth Straight NCAA Selection, Heads to Baton Rouge Regional

DURHAM – The Duke men’s golf team has been selected to the Baton Rouge Regional of the 2024 NCAA Championship – the program’s 32nd total, and ninth consecutive, NCAA regional appearance in program history. Head coach Jamie Green has now led the Blue Devils to 14 NCAA regionals in 15 possible seasons.

Duke is the No. 5 seed in the Baton Rouge field and is joined by the tournament’s top overall seed Auburn, along with Virginia, Texas Tech, Oregon, Ohio State, LSU, Louisville, Houston, South Carolina, Lipscomb, Yale, Loyola Maryland and Arkansas at Pine Bluff.

The Baton Rouge Regional, hosted by LSU, is held at the University Club in Baton Rouge, La., and is one of six 54-hole regional tournaments held across the country on May 13-15. The Blue Devils make their return to the University Club for an NCAA Regional, having previously taken on the course in 2017 and finishing in a tie for second place at 10-over, 874. The Jim Lipe and David Toms design plays to a par of 72 and is 7,700 yards from the championship tees. 

Three of the regional sites consist of 13 teams and 10 individuals not on those teams, while the other three regionals have 14 teams and five individuals not on those teams. At each regional site, the top-five teams and the low individual on a non-advancing team advance to compete in the NCAA Championship. The championship is held on the North Course at the Omni La Costa Resort and Spa in Carlsbad, Calif., on May 24-29.

Duke enters NCAA Tournament play after a third-place finish at the Stitch Intercollegiate to close the regular season and a sixth-place finish at the ACC Championship. The team currently ranks seventh in program history with a team stroke average of 286.88 and has logged 18 under-par rounds, fourth-most in the record books.

Duke has advanced out of the NCAA regional round in four of its last six appearances, including a dramatic fifth-place finish at the Norman Regional last season. The Blue Devils stormed back from as many as 10 shots back from the cut line in the final round, using a NCAA Regional program-record 13-under round to secure a fifth-place finish at 21-under, 843.

Luke Sample currently leads the Blue Devils in stroke average, at 71.70, which is tied for the 12th-best single-season stroke average in program history. The New York, N.Y., native has also tallied a team-high 13…


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