Troy Set For NCAA Tournament East Regional

May 16, 2006

Results will be available at www.golfstat.com.


USC's No. 19 men's golf team, featuring the nation's third longest active streak of NCAA Tournament appearances, will make its 36th in a row this year as the Trojans open play in the 2006 NCAA East Regional from May 18-20, at the Lake Nona G.C. in Orlando, Fla.

Troy's 27-team regional features defending NCAA title winner No. 1 Georgia (ranked by Golfweek.com), 2006 Pac-10 champion No. 5 UCLA, No. 9 UNLV, Colonial champion No. 11 Georgia State, No. 12 North Carolina, No. 13 Texas Tech, No. 16 Wake Forest, Atlantic 10 winner No. 24 Charlotte and Big South champion No. 25 Coastal Carolina.

In addition to USC's 27-team regional, NCAA West and Central Regionals will be played simultaneously to determine the final championship field, set for May 31-June 3, at Sunriver, Ore. Ten teams from each of the West, Central and East regions will advance to the NCAA final.

USC, seeking its third straight trip to the NCAA Tournament final field, is coming off a fourth-place finish at the 2006 Pac-10 Championships. USC is one of six Pac-10 schools in the 81-team field (the others being Arizona, Arizona State, Stanford, UCLA and Washington).

The Trojans advanced out of the NCAA Regional in 2005 after surviving a three-team playoff with Pepperdine and South Carolina for the 10th and final NCAA final qualifying spot.

USC THIS SEASON
USC has posted six top 5 finishes this season, including second-place marks at the Inverness Intercollegiate, the Ashworth Invitational and the U.S. Intercollegiate by the Maple Fund.

Senior Taylor Wood leads the Trojans in stroke average (72.39) and has been USC's highest finisher three times in 11 tournaments, including a season-best tie for second at the U.S. Intercollegiate by the Maple Fund. He also has four top 10 finishes.

Junior Joshua Wooding is next with a 72.96 clip. He opened the year with a season-best second at the Inverness Intercollegiate and has five top 20 finishes, including two in a row.

Senior Tyler Ley has a stroke average of 73.17 and is coming off of his best finish of the season, a tie for fourth at the 2006 Pac-10 Championships. He has been USC's highest finisher four times (and tied for the lead in another) and has five top 20 finishes.

Junior Jordan Nasser is next at 74.04. He, too, is coming off a season-best performance at the Pac-10 Championships, finishing tied for 10th. His next-best finish was a tie for 18th at the Isleworth-UCF Collegiate Invitational led the Trojans.

Senior Bradley Shaw has averaged 75.03 with a season-best eighth at the U.S. Intercollegiate by the Maple Fund. Shaw also tied for eighth at the Taylor Made Intercollegiate and was tied for team best at the event with Ley.

Freshman Tom Glissmeyer (76.20) made his Pac-10 debut in his fifth tournament of the season, tying for 31st. Fellow freshman Ryan Linton (75.00) has seen action in four tournaments while freshman Lee Harris has played once.


Below are the fields for each region. Automatic qualifiers are listed with their respective conferences.

EAST REGIONAL - May 18-20
Lake Nona Golf Course-Orlando, Florida
Hosted by the University of Central Florida and the Central Florida Sports Commission

1. Georgia (Southeastern)2. UCLA (Pacific-10)3. UNLV4. Georgia State (Colonial)5. North Carolina6. USC 7. Texas Tech8. Wake Forest9. Charlotte (Atlantic 10)10. Coastal Carolina (Big South)11. Auburn12. Tennessee13. South Carolina14. Florida State15. Indiana16. Notre Dame (Big East)17. Georgia Southern (Southern)18. Maryland19. Jacksonville (Atlantic Sun)20. Western Illinois (Mid-Continent)21. Wichita State (Missouri Valley)22. Rhode Island23. George Washington24. Richmond25. Liberty26. Army27. Binghamton

Individuals:1. Luke List, Vanderbilt2. Daniel Willett, Jacksonville State3. Matt Cook, Western Carolina4. Garrett Osborne, Alabama-Birmingham5. Shawn Hall, Charleston Southern6. Scott Stallings, Tennessee Tech

CENTRAL REGIONAL - May 18-20
Sand Ridge Golf Club - Chardon, Ohio
Hosted by Cleveland State University

1. Oklahoma State2. Georgia Tech (Atlantic Coast)3. Texas A & M4. Clemson5. Duke6. Texas7. Kentucky8. Tulsa9. Northwestern (Big Ten)10. Minnesota11. Lamar (Southland)12. Kent State (MAC)13. Oklahoma (Big 12)14. TCU15. Purdue16. Southern Methodist (Conference USA)17. Xavier18. Texas-Arlington19. Colorado20. Missouri21. Nebraska22. Kansas State23. Eastern Kentucky (Ohio Valley)24. Cleveland State (Horizon League)25. Siena (Metro Atlantic Athletic)26. Princeton (Ivy Group)27. St. Francis (Pennsylvania) (Northeast)

Individuals:1. Matt Bortis, Arkansas2. Kane Hanson, Drake3. Gary Woodland, Kansas4. Korey Mahoney, Eastern Michigan5. Patrick Nagle, Illinois6. Ryan Brehm, Michigan State

WEST REGIONAL - May 18-20
Tucson National Golf Club - Tucson, Arizona
Hosted by the University of Arizona

1. Florida2. Arizona State3. BYU4. East Tennessee State5. Baylor6. Alabama7. Arizona8. San Diego State9. North Carolina State10. Washington11. New Mexico (Mountain West)12. Stanford13. Houston14. Pepperdine15. Louisville16. Denver17. Santa Clara18. New Mexico State (Western Athletic)19. Fresno State20. UC-Irvine21. Nevada22. San Diego23. Cal Poly (Big West)24. Western Kentucky (Sun Belt)25. Loyola Marymount (West Coast)26. Jackson State (Southwestern Athletic)27. Bucknell (Patriot League)

Individuals:1. Graham Delaet, Boise State2. Dustin Pimm, Utah3. Chadd Cocco, St. Mary's (California)4. Ryan Witz-Washington State5. Ryan Wood, Long Beach State6. Derek Whiting, Colorado State

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