2014 NCAA Men's Golf Regional ● May 15-17, 2014
Rich Harvest Farms, Sugar Grove, Ill.
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The 2014 NCAA Men's Golf Regional will be 54 holes of stroke-play competition with 18 holes each day. Scoring will be five players, count the low four scores each round. The schedule for each day is as follows.
Illinois (+16, 880), UAB (+18, 882), Purdue (+30, 894), Southern California (+32, 896) and California (+32, 896) advance to the NCAA Championships along with Kent State's Taylor Pendrith (-1, 215) as an individual. The NCAA Championships will take place May 23-28 at Prairie Dunes Country Club in Hutchinson, Kan.
Rich Harvest Farms
Jerry and Betty Rich's dream began to develop when their amassed farms, a 1,820-acre showcase of nature and agriculture, gave way to one golf hole and a practice area. Then three holes. Then six. After interviewing five architects, Jerry discovered he could draw the plans himself - and did. He even hired a construction company that had never before built a golf course. Though influenced by Augusta and the encouragement of friends Bob Murphy and Sam Snead, Jerry also took inspiration from Dick Wilson's Pine Tree in Florida. In 1987, Jerry began the development of Rich Harvest Farms and ten years later, all 18 holes were completed.
Since its completion, Rich Harvest Farms has been home to the 2009 Solheim Cup and will host the 2015 Palmer Cup and the LPGA International Crown in 2016, Rich Harvest Farms was rated No. 58 on Golf Digest's list of America's 100 Greatest Golf Courses for 2011-12.
NCAA Regional Hole-by-Hole Breakdown (Par 72, 7,151 Yards, Course Rating: 76.3, Course Slope: 149)
Parking and Directions
Spectator Parking: Parking is available near the west side entrance of Rich Harvest Farms (2330 Granart Road, Sugar Grove, IL 60554) nearest the No. 1 tee. Please follow the signage located in close proximity to the course for choosing the correct parking area.
Admission: Admission is free for all three days of the regional. Spectators must remain on cart paths or in the rough and approximately 15 yards from the players at all times (including all designated practice areas). There may be NO communication between players and spectators that could be deemed as advice of any nature for the duration of the 18 holes. All institutional personnel, with the exception of the designated coach, are considered spectators. Ringers on electronic devices must be turned off. Carts will not be provided for spectators.
Since all NCAA championships are considered smoke-free, spectators will be asked to refrain from smoking except in designated areas. Failure to adhere to these policies could result in removal from the course.
From O'Hare to Rich Harvest Farms: I-90 east out of airport to I-294 south (Tri-State Tollway). I-294 south to I-88 west (East-West Tollway). I-88 west to Illinois route 56/US 30 west. Continue west on US 30 to Dugan Road. Turn left on Dugan Road and take the first right onto Granart Road. Follow the signage to parking for Rich Harvest Farms.
From Midway to Rich Harvest Farms: Exit Midway airport to Cicero Avenue north. Cicero Ave. north to I-55 south. I-55 south to I-294 (Tri-State Tollway) north. I-294 north to I-88 (East-West Tollway) west. I-88 west to Illinois route 56/US 30 west. Continue west on US 30 to Dugan Road. Turn left on Dugan Road and take the first right onto Granart Road. Follow the signage to parking for Rich Harvest Farms.
If driving from the east to Rich Harvest Farms: I-80 / I-94 to I-294 (Tri-State Tollway) north. I-294 north to I-88 (East-West Tollway) west. I-88 west to Illinois 56/US 30 west exit. Continue west on US 30 to Dugan Road. Turn left on Dugan Road and take the first right onto Granart Road. Follow the signage to parking for Rich Harvest Farms.
If driving from the west to Rich Harvest Farms: I-88 east to Illinois 47. South on Illinois 47 to US 30 west. US 30 to Dugan Road. Turn left on Dugan Road and take the first right onto Granart Road. Follow the signage to parking for Rich Harvest Farms.
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