Tucker Heads to Bay Area for NCAA West Regional

May 12, 2009

PULLMAN - Washington State junior Kevin Tucker will compete in the 2009 NCAA Division I Men's Golf West Regional Championships May 14-16, at the par-72, 6-863-yard Lake Merced Golf Club in Daly City, Calif.

The first round of play will get under way with tee times beginning at 8:30 a.m., Thursday.

The three-round tournament, hosted by the University of San Francisco, will feature 13 teams and nine other individuals vying for the right to advance to the NCAA Men's Golf Championships. The top five teams and the top individual not on an advancing team will qualify from each regional site to the NCAA Championships at the Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio, May 26-30.

Tucker, a native of Kennewick, Wash., was selected to the West Regional as an individual. He and former Cougar Ryan Witz are the only men's golfers in school history to be selected to play in the regional as individuals.

Tucker earned All-Pacific-10 Conference honorable mention honors following this year's conference tournament, the first Cougar in three years to receive all-conference recognition. This season he also notched his first career tournament victory and recorded three top 10 finishes and six top 25 finishes. His win at the Desert Intercollegiate in Palm Desert, Calif., earned him Pac-10 Player of the Month honors for October.

Hole-by-hole live scoring will be available at Golfstat.com, and results following each round of play will be posted at wsucougars.com.

Teams (seeded in the following order):
1. Southern California, 2. Texas A&M, 3. Arizona State, 4. San Diego State, 5. UC Davis, 6. Oregon, 7. New Mexico, 8. Colorado, 9. UC Irvine, 10. Kansas State, 11. Oregon State, 12. San Diego, 13. San Francisco.

1. Grant Doverspike, Fresno State; 2. Brady Johnson, Brigham Young; 3. Nick Delio, Cal State Northridge; 4. Scott Smith, Nevada; 5. Geoff Gonzalez, Cal Poly; 6. Robbie Fillmore, Brigham Young; 7. Mark Hubbard, San Jose State; 8. Kevin Tucker, Washington State; 9. Bhavik Patel, Fresno State; 10. Greg Moss, Loyola Marymount.

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