BATON ROUGE - As renovations are nearing completion at The University Club, the NCAA has announced that the LSU men's golf program and the University Club will serve as one of six host sites for the 2013 NCAA Division I Men's Golf Regionals to kick off postseason play.
LSU will be joined by the programs at Arizona State, Arkansas, Florida State, Ohio State and Washington State as a regional host during the 2012-13 campaign.
This marks the first time in the storied history of the LSU men's golf program that the Tigers will serve as host of an NCAA postseason championship, while the University Club has played host to a pair of NCAA Regionals on the women's side during the 2002 and 2007 seasons.
The University Club has put itself in a position to host a men's NCAA postseason tournament for the first time after undergoing extensive renovations over the past seven months. The project is expected to be completed and the course is expected to reopen for play in September.
With a new set of championship tees, the course will be extended to approximately 7,700 yards with a par of 72. It will surely be a more challenging test of golf with hitting areas featuring new bunkers, expanded lakes, new pine hammocks and native grasses offering a tremendous venue in which to play.
"The ability to host an NCAA Regional at home is a tremendous accomplishment for our program," said LSU head coach Chuck Winstead. "I'm proud and happy for the many people who have made it possible. This is further validation of what we've been able to accomplish through our renovation to The University Club and one more step forward for our golf program here at LSU."
"I'm thankful and appreciative for the many donors who, through their generosity, made this a possibility. I'm not only excited for LSU and our golf program, but I'm also excited for members of The University Club. If you are a member of The University Club, you now have access to a truly great test of golf."