Cal Earns Seventh Straight NCAA Regional Selection
May 6, 2003
BERKELEY - The California men's golf team was selected as the No. 11 seed in the 2003 NCAA West Regional Monday by the NCAA selection committee. The Golden Bears compete against 26 other teams May 15-17 at Washington National Golf Course in Auburn, Wash. This marks the Bears' seventh consecutive appearance in an NCAA regional.
California is joined at the University of Washington-hosted West Regional by (in order of seeds): UCLA, UNLV, Arizona, Georgia, Arizona State, Washington, New Mexico, USC, Pepperdine, San Diego State, Fresno State, UC Irvine, Brigham Young, Colorado State, UTEP, Denver, Oregon, Austin Peay, Stanford, Oregon State, Old Dominion, Xavier, Oral Roberts, Navy, Central Connecticut State and Loyola (Md). Six athletes also received individual bids to the regional.
Clemson is the top seed in the Auburn-hosted East Regional, while Texas holds the No. 1 slot in the Kansas State-hosted Central one. All told, 81 teams, along with 18 individual competitors, were picked for the three regionals. Ten teams and two individuals from non-advancing teams at each of the three regionals qualify for the NCAA Championships to be played May 27-30 at the Karsten Creek Golf Club, in Stillwater, Okla. Oklahoma State serves as the championship host.
Cal looks to qualify for its first NCAA Championships since 2000.