Nine Pac-10 Men's Golf Teams Earn Postseason Bids
May 4, 2009
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.-- Stanford, USC and Washington were all awarded No. 1 seeds as the NCAA Division I Men's Golf Committee announced its selections for the 2009 NCAA Men's Golf Regionals, May 14-16. The Pac-10 boasts nine teams earning postseason bids.
Washington was awarded the automatic Conference bid after handily winning the 2009 Pac-10 Men's Golf Championship and will headline the Western Kentucky Regional held at The Club at Olde Stone in Bowling Green, Ky. Also competing with the Huskies will be the fourth-seeded UCLA Bruins.
Stanford was awarded the No. 1 seed in the Texas Regional, held at the University of Texas Golf Club in Austin, Texas. Joining Stanford in Texas will be the sixth-seeded California Golden Bears.
Also receiving a No. 1 seed, USC will compete in the University of San Francisco Regional held at the Lake Merced Golf Club in Daly City, Calif. In addition to USC, Arizona State received the third seed, Oregon received the sixth seed and Oregon State was named the 11th seed in the regional. Washington State's Kevin Tucker will compete as an individual.
The Arizona Wildcats were named a sixth seed in the Central Florida Regional held at the Red Tail Golf Club in Sorrento, Fla.
A total of six 54-hole regional tournaments will be conducted with the low five teams and the low individual, not on one of those five teams, advancing to the finals.
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.
The Pac-10 has won the last two men's golf national championship team and individual titles. Stanford won the team title in 2007 with then-freshman Jamie Lovemark of USC winning individual medalist honors. Last season, UCLA's Kevin Chappell, who helped his school win its first national championship since 1988, also won an individual championship for the Bruins.