Men's Golf A Top Regional Seed
May 4, 2009
SEATTLE, Wash. -- The University of Washington men's golf team was seeded as the top team at the NCAA Regional in Bowling Green, Ky. on Monday.
The Pac-10 Champion Huskies, ranked No. 4 by Golfweek, will play at the par-72 Club at Olde Stone May 14-16 in Avalon. The regional is a three-day, 54-hole tournament. This selection marks the 13th consecutive regional selection for the Dawgs. The regional field will consist of 14 teams and five individuals, of which low five teams and low individual not on one of those teams advance to the NCAA Championship.
The Huskies finished fourth at the 2008 regional and moved onto a seventh-place finish at the championship. Coach Matt Thurmond's squad is coming off of an impressive, 18-stroke victory at the Pac-10 Championship last week. The title was a record-tying fifth of the year for the Dawgs this season, and the fifth Pac-10 title in program history. Junior Darren Wallace also became the fourth Husky to win the individual title, shooting 11-under to win by four strokes at the Seattle Golf Club. The Huskies have dominated Pac-10 play recently. Not only did they win the conference title by 18 strokes, but also won the U.S. Intercollegiate, which fielded nine Pac-10 teams, by 15 strokes.
Seeded in the Huskies' bracket is fellow Pac-10 team UCLA. Nine of the 84 teams selected to play in one of the six NCAA Regionals were from the Pac-10, including three top seeds in Washington, USC and Stanford. The only other conference with more is the SEC, which fielded 11 of its 12 teams and had one top seed. Also participating in the Kentucky regional are: Georgia Tech, North Carolina State, UCLA, Mississippi, East Tennessee State, Duke, Louisville, Ohio State, Vanderbilt, Middle Tennessee, Austin Peay State, Cleveland State and Bucknell.
1. Washington (Ranked No. 4 by Golfweek)
2. Georgia Tech (No. 7)
3. North Carolina State (No. 23)
4. UCLA (No. 18)
5. Mississippi (No. 27)
6. East Tennessee State (No. 40)
7. Duke (No. 44)
8. Louisville (No. 43)
9. Ohio State (No. 50)
10. Vanderblt (No. 45)
11. Middle Tennessee
12. Austin Peay State
13. Cleveland State
1. Mike Van Sickle, Marquette (Ranked No. 10 by Golfweek)
2. Sebastian MacLean, Xavier
3. Trey Bowling, Eastern Kentucky
4. Tyler Duncan, Purdue
5. John Montgomery, Alabama State