Men's Golf

NCAA South/Alabama Regional

2016-05-17T06:00:00-07:00
Tue., May 17
7:00 AM
Ol' Colony Golf Course
Tuscaloosa, AL

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                ROLLING HILLS ESTATES, Calif. — the 59th Annual Pac-12 Conference men's golf championships, the seventh edition with 12 schools, begins here Monday, but there's no clear-cut favorite for the league crown.                   California enters as the Pac-12's top team, No. 5 in the Golfweek/Sagarin rankings.  Stanford (No. 12), Arizona State (No. 15), Southern California (No. 22) and UCLA (No. 24) are also in the top 25, while the Buffaloes at No. 45 join two others in the top 50.  

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BOULDER – Over the last 60 years, Colorado has arguably competed in the three toughest men's college golf conferences in the country, first in the Big 8 and then the Big 12 when Oklahoma State was the dominant program in the nation, and now in the Pac-12, where at least six schools, if not more, are always among the nation's top 25.    

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Yannik Now The Paul In The Spotlight

BOULDER – They were born just one minute apart and grew up in Viernheim, Germany.  Fast-forward 24 years, they will finish their collegiate golf careers at the University of Colorado one year apart.