Pac-10 Men's Golf Sends Seven to Nationals
May 17, 2009
The Pac-10 stated its dominance as both Arizona State and UCLA topped their respective fields. A total of seven Conference teams qualified for the NCAA Championship in Toledo, Ohio.
The Sun Devils bested second-placed Oregon by nine stokes, winning the tournament with a commanding 36-under 828. ASU sophomore Jesper Kennegard took medalist honors, shooting a 12-under 204 for the three-day tournament. Shootings its lowest round of the tournament on Saturday, Oregon finished second, shooting an 8-under 837. The No. 1 seed in the West Region, USC just made the cut, finishing in fifth with an 11-under 853.
UCLA overtook Pac-10 Champion Washington for the top-spot in the Central Regional. The Bruins shot 286 in the third round to finish the tournament 1-under. The Huskies finished six strokes back, with a three-day total of 870.
Arizona finished in a tie for second, in the Southeast Regional, as sophomore Tarquin MacManus bested the field to individually win the tournament shooting a 15-under 198. The Wildcat shot three rounds in the 60's, including a career-low round of 63 in the first round.
Stanford also advances to Toledo, Ohio. The Cardinal, competing in the Southwest Region, shot a 39-over 887 for the three-day tournament, moving on to the NCAA Championship.
The 2009 NCAA Men's Golf Championship will be held at the Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio on May 26-30 and hosted by the University of Toledo.
Oregon State and California finished out of the top-five and will not advance to the the Championship.