BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University men's golf may not have qualified for the NCAA Division II South-Southeast Regional, but senior Richard Powell qualified as an individual. Powell is the first King men's golfer to qualify for the NCAA Championships. Only four individuals from each region are selected.
In his senior season, Powell led the Tornado with a scoring average of 73.5 strokes per round. The Hixson, Tenn., native earned six top-10 finishes, including the first five tournaments of the season. His best finish of second came at the LMU State Farm Invitational on October 15-16 where he shot 72-70.
The NCAA Division II South-Southeast Regional will take place at Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla., at Mission Inn Resort & Club. The regional will consist of three rounds on Monday-Wednesday May 6-8. The top two individuals not from a qualifying team will advance to the NCAA Men's Golf Championship May 20-24 in Hershey, Pa.