Fairmont State’s men’s golf team earned its third straight trip to the NCAA Division II Tournament.

The Falcons were informed Friday that they had received an at-large bid to the Northeast/East Super Regional which will be played May 7-9 at the Speidel Golf Club in Wheeling. The event will be hosted by West Liberty State College.

A total of five West Virginia Conference teams will take part in the Northeast/East Super Regional. The University of Charleston is the top seed in the East Regional after winning the WVC title earlier this month. Concord, Ohio Valley, FSU and West Liberty also earned berths in the event.

A pair of Shepherd individuals, Bryan Snow and Trevor Hedges, also received individual bids to play in the tournament.

Clarion (Pa.) University is the second seed in the East Region. Millersville (Pa.) University is seeded third and is followed by defending regional champion Concord, Indiana (Pa.) University, Ohio Valley, FSU and West Liberty.

The seventh-seeded Falcons finished fourth at last year’s regional and turned in a fourth-place finish at the recent WVC Tournament this season.

The eight teams in the Northeast Region include St. Thomas Aquinas, Pace, Bryant, Post, Le Moyne, Goldey-Beacom, Assumption and Bentley.

A total of 80 teams and 50 individuals were selected to participate in the national tournament.

The five super regional tournaments encompass the current 10 regions in Division II. The top team from each region within the super regional and the top individual not with a team from each super regional (regardless of region) will advance to the finals May 22-25 at The Meadows in Allendale, Mich. The finals will be hosted by Grand Valley State University.

Ten additional teams will earn berths to the finals. These teams will be determined based on the previous three-year average of Top-10 finishes of a super regional at the finals. For the 2007 championships, the additional super regional allotments are as follows: Atlantic/Southeast — three, South/South Central — four and West/Northwest — three.

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