Oregon Men's Golf Receives No. 11 Seed to NCAA West Regional

May 6, 2002

EUGENE, Ore. - The Oregon men's golf team received the No. 11 seed to the NCAA West Regional, the NCAA announced Monday.

'That's just about where we expected to be based on our district rankings,' said Oregon coach Steve Nosler.

The Ducks were one of nine Pac-10 teams to receive a bid to the West Regional, which will be played May 16-18 at the South Champions Course in Albuquerque, N.M. The top 10 teams plus two individuals from each regional advance to the NCAA Championships, May 29-June 1 in Columbus, Ohio.

Pac-10 champion USC was the No. 1 seed in the West, while Georgia Tech received the top seed in the East and Texas Christian was the No. 1 seed in the Central.

Texas and Minnesota were brought into the West as the No. 2 and No. 3 seeds, respectively. Fresno State was the fourth seed, followed by Washington, New Mexico, Pepperdine, San Diego State, Arizona and Nevada to round out the first 10.

Oregon headed the next group, followed by Ohio State, UCLA, Washington State, UC Irvine, Pacific, Nevada-Las Vegas, Stanford, Arizona State and Texas Tech to fill out the top 20. California became the ninth Pac-10 team at No. 21, with Brigham Young, Colorado State, Illinois State, Detroit, Indiana University-Purdue University-Indiana (IUPUI) and Central Connecticut State rounding out the 27-team field.

The Ducks will be paired with Nevada and Ohio State for the tournament's first two rounds.

Oregon State was the only Pac-10 team not to receive a bid to this year's regionals, but David Yarnes was extended an invitation as an individual in the West.


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