Men's Golf Receives NCAA Regional Bid

May 8, 2001

BERKELEY - The Cal men's golf team received its fifth consecutive NCAA West Regional bid and will compete in the three-day tournament May 17-19 at Trysting Tree Golf Course in Corvallis, OR.

The Bears, who are coming off a disappointing ninth-place Pac-10 finish, have qualified out of regionals for the NCAA championships each of the past three seasons.

This year's regional field includes 27 teams and six individuals. Cal opens play May 17 at 1:03 p.m. and will be partnered with UCLA and South Carolina.

In addition to the Bears, eight other Pac-10 schools made the field, with only Washington State being left out. The other schools in the tournament are: Wake Forest, Tennessee, UC Irvine, Austin Peay, Oral Roberts, New Mexico, UNLV, Colorado State, South Carolina, Nevada, Pacific, Weber State, Detroit Mercy, Navy, BYU, San Diego State, Fresno State and Pepperdine.

The Top 10 teams advance to the NCAA championships May 30-June 2 at the Duke University Golf Club in Durham, NC. Last year at Fresno State, Cal qualified for the national tournament by winning a dramatic three-hole, sudden-death playoff for the 10th and final spot. The Bears tied for 17th at nationals.

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