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Maryland golfer David Kocher is headed to the NCAA regionals

This is the Maryland Minute, a short story followed by a roundup of Terps-related news.

Maryland golf’s up-and-down 2016-17 season didn’t merit a spot in the NCAA Tournament, but junior David Kocher was selected on Thursday to compete in the regional round.

This is Kocher’s third regional bid in as many seasons. He’s coming off a fourth-place finish at the Big Ten Championships, highlighted by a final-round 65. Kocher will compete in West Lafayette, Indiana, from May 15-17.

A total of 81 teams and 45 individuals not on those teams made the NCAA Tournament field. Thirteen teams and 10 individuals will compete in West Lafayette; the low five teams and the low individual not on those teams will reach the finals, which will be held at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Hills, Illinois, from May 26-31.

In other news

Here’s the conversation Justin Fitzgerald and I had with Maryland women’s basketball coach Brenda Frese on Tuesday.

Maryland football is recruiting Virginia Beach more effectively than ever, and that starts with Bishop Sullivan.

The men’s lacrosse team beat Penn State in the Big Ten semifinals. The Terps will play Ohio State on Saturday in Columbus.

The women’s team hosts Johns Hopkins tonight.

Maryland made the top seven for Jake Kradel, the No. 2 guard in Pennsylvania.

Levern Jacobs’ signing with the Redskins and Alvin Hill’s agreement with the Browns were reported over the weekend, and both deals were officially announced Thursday.

Our Diamondback friends are back with more features. Sean Whooley wrote about the longtime friendship of women’s lacrosse stars Megan Taylor and Megan Whittle, while Andy Kostka profiled softball freshman outfielder Kassidy Cross.