To kick off the Spring 2014 season in the North Carolina region, 7 teams will meet at Lochmere GC on March 22/23 to showdown and claim bragging rights (as well as National qualifying points). Playing at just over 6600 yards with a rating of 132 and a slope of 72.1, it should be the perfect way to start what hopes to be another great year for the NC region.
With ECU having won 3 of the past 6 national titles, and UNC and Duke always having strong teams, is this the year for North Carolina as a state to make another run to a championship? Most of the teams look young, but from what I hear and know, that could mean nothing. And since the national championships are in my own home state of New Jersey, maybe it’s time for a Regional Coordinator to win one of his/her own tournaments.
Overall, look for strong performances from ECU and Wake Forest, two teams with returning players and the skill to go with it. And since it’s March, and I still have a perfect bracket, look for NC State to surprise some people (my upset pick).