Nine Pac-10 Men's Golf Squads are Set for NCAA Regionals
May 19, 2010
WHO: ARIZONA, ARIZONA STATE, CALIFORNIA, OREGON, OREGON STATE, UCLA, USC, STANFORD and WASHINGTON
WHAT: NCAA Men's Golf Championships Regionals
WHEN: May 20-22, 2010
WHERE: Yale Regional: No.1 seed UCLA , The Course at Yale - New Haven, Conn.
Georgia Tech Regional: No. 2 seed Arizona State, Capital City Club, Crabapple- Atlanta, Ga
Notre Dame Regional: No. 1 seed Stanford, The Warren Golf Course - Notre Dame, Ind.
San Diego State Regional: No. 1 seed Oregon, No. 6 seed California, No. 9 seed Arizona, Carlton Oaks Golf Club- San Diego, Calif.
Washington Regional: No. 1 seed Washington, No. 2 seed USC, No. 4 seed Oregon State, Kevin Tucker (WSU), Gold Mountain Golf Club- Bremerton, Wash.
HOW: Pac-10 squads will make their entrance into the NCAA Men's Golf Championships Regionals fresh off the Pac-10 Men's Golf Championships, April 26-28 in Tempe, Ariz. The No. 1 seed in the Washington Regional and 2010 Pac-10 Champion Washington will be led by senior Nick Taylor, a Ben Hogan Award Finalist. Taylor, who was also named Pac-10 Co-Golfer of the Year, shot 9-under 275 to tie for eighth place at the Pac-10 Championships. Oregon's Eugene Wong, Co-Pac-10 Golfer of the Year along with Taylor, will look to lead the Ducks as the No. 1 seed in the San Diego Regional. Wong, the Pac-10 Golfer of the Month for March, is coming off a 2-under 282 score at the Pac-10 Championships. UCLA, which finished six-under and in eighth place at the Pac-10 Championships, will be making its 18th straight NCAA Regional appearance and is tabbed as the No.1 seed in the Yale Regional, and will be led by sophomore Gregor Main, who finished tied for fourth with a score of 11-under 273 at the Pac-10 Championships. Stanford, the No. 3 ranked team in the country, will compete as the No. 1 seed in the Notre Dame Regional. The Cardinal held the lead at the Pac-10 Championships until the final day, and senior Joseph Bramlett was the highest Cardinal finisher in fourth with a score of 11-under 273. The No. 2 seed in the Georgia Tech Regional, Arizona State, is coming off a 19-under 1401 team score at the Pac-10 Championships, to finish fourth overall. The Sun Devils will look to Jesper Kennegard, the No. 8 ranked golfer in the country, who was leading the Pac-10 Championships until day three, when he shot a 73 and finished second overall with a score of 15-under 269. No. 2 seed USC in the Washington Regional, will follow the lead of Co-Pac-10 Freshman of the Year, T.J. Vogel, who shot a 4-under 280 at Pac-10s. Senior Diego Velasquez, the October Pac-10 Golfer of the Month, will lead No. 25 ranked Oregon State as the No. 4 seed in Washington. The No. 9 seed Arizona in the San Diego Regional, will look to win its seventh NCAA Regional, the last win coming in 2006. Junior Tarquin MacManus, who claimed individual medalist honors at the 2009 NCAA Regionals, will look for repeated success in 2010. Behind the Pac-10 Championships individual winner and All-Pac-10 first teamer Eric Mina, the No. 29-ranked California will look to qualify for its sixth NCAA Championships Finals. Washington State's Kevin Tucker made the field as an individual, and will compete in the Washington Regional. Tucker, a senior, finished the Pac-10 Championships with a score of one-over 285.