WACCAMAW TRAIL’S TPC MYRTLE BEACH SELECTED TO HOST 2019 NCAA TOURNAMENT
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The NCAA announced on Tuesday the tournament sites for the next five years, including several championship games in South Carolina and one tournament in Myrtle Beach.
According to the list, Coastal Carolina and Myrtle Beach Regional Sports Alliance will host the DI Men’s Golf Regional Championship May 12-15, 2019, at TPC Myrtle Beach, one of the 12 award-winning courses on the Waccamaw Golf Trail. TPC Myrtle Beach was designed by Tom Fazio and Lanny Wadkins. It has hosted numerous prestigious events, including the 2000 SENIOR TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP. It is currently home to the Dustin Johnson Golf Academy.
In response to the decision, Brad Dean, president and CEO of the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce, issued the following statement:
“We are thrilled to have the NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Regional Tournament coming to the Myrtle Beach area in 2019. Hosting this event is a tremendous opportunity for the entire Grand Strand, as it solidifies the Myrtle Beach area as a great sports tourism destination, attracts regional and national publicity, and brings more visitors to our community. We are proud of the great success of past college athletic events and look forward to continue showcasing the Grand Strand as an ideal location for future high-profile sporting events.”
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