ATHENS — Princeton resident Jared Porter was among the all-conference golfers for Concord University who have led the Mountain Lions to a spot in the NCAA Division II regional tournament on May 9-11 at Totteridge Golf Course in Greensburg, Pa.The NCAA made the announcement in late April that 20 teams — 10 each from the Atlantic and East regions — had been selected to the 54-hole tournament.
The tournament will be hosted by California (Pa.).
Representing the Atlantic Region will be California (Pa.), Charleston, Concord, Gannon, Indiana (Pa.), Merychurst, Millersville, Virginia Union, West Chester and West Liberty. Concord is ranked sixth in the field.
The Mountain Lions will be making their first appearance at the regional tournament since 2015.
Porter, a junior, tied for second as an individual in the Mountain East Conference Spring Classic on April 8 with a two-day total of 144. He also carded a round of 69 on the tough Oglebay golf course near Wheeling. Porter averaged a score of 77.1 in his 17 rounds this season.Sophomore Brett Laxton led Concord with an average of 75.5 over 17 rounds of play in the fall and spring. Freshman Noah Clark shot 76.5 while Porter followed closely behind with an average of 77.1.
All three were named to the all-conference second team on April 9. Porter has received that honor for two straight years. He was an honorable mention choice as a freshman.At the conclusion of next week’s regional tournaments, the top three teams and top two individuals from each region will advance to the NCAA Division II Championship at Glade Spring Resort in Daniels. The national competition is set for May 20-24, hosted by the Mountain East Conference.
During the 2018-19 season, CU averaged a team score of 306.7 and was sixth in all three releases of the Division II Atlantic Region rankings this spring.