Only one team, BYU, is located west of the Mississippi River in this week's 18th Annual John Ryan Memorial Iron Duke Classic at Durham, N.C. on Tuesday and Wednesday.

The favorites in the 24-team men's golf field are third-ranked North Carolina, seventh-ranked Georgia Tech and 20th-ranked Florida State.A strong showing by BYU could enhance its chances of qualifying for the NCAA Regional tournament on May 23-25 at New Mexico.