Originally Posted by CraiginKSA
Yes, you can, but even in Div. 1 the golf scholarships are sometimes either partial or shared. The Div. 2 and 3 in the minor sports like swimming, wrestling, lacrosse, golf, Call of Duty etc. are not always full rides. Sometimes just tuition, or tuition and books, or a meal plan.
Amyway, Dan is not getting any scholarships unless he lowers his index about 5-6 strokes.
You can get full rides to division II schools, you just have to be on the cusp of getting into a division I school on a scholarship for it to happen. The reason that full rides are less common than the other types are because schools, per NCAA regulations, are only allowed to give out so many scholarships each year for a given sport. They are allowed to split scholarships between multiple people such that it totals out to the number of full scholarships they are allowed to give, but they can't give out any more than that number. It prevents the rich schools from having a massive advantage by being able to give out full rides to every single athlete.
As for him placing in regional high school tournaments, I would say his chances are pretty doubtful with his tournament scores. I'm currently the second place player in the 4A Northern League conference (it goes league, then regionals, then state) and my worst tournament score was a 78. The guy in 8th (our #3 player) is only a few strokes behind me. The guy in first is miles ahead of me, but he shot a 63 at a league match and has finished over par only once so far this year (luckily, he's our team's #1 so we don't compete against him). The thing is, even though our high school team has the #1, #2, and #8 players, we're placed third in the league because of our #4 player scores. High school tournaments usually (around here) end up stacked in the high 70's, so you don't have a chance if your other players are shooting high 80's or in the 90's.
The winning team for the regional tournament will have a score between -3 and +5 overall, and to win state at Walking Stick (in Pueblo, a pretty easy course) I imagine the team will need to be at or under par. Dan is nowhere near that currently.