Pac-12 men’s golf prepares for NCAA Regionals

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SAN FRANCISCO-- Eight Pac-12 Conference men’s golf teams will be in action next week as the NCAA Men’s Golf Championships get underway at six regional sites May 13-15. Representing the Pac-12 will be ARIZONA, ARIZONA STATE, CALIFORNIA, OREGON, OREGON STATE, Pac-12 champion STANFORD, UCLA and USC.

Pullman, Wash. – Palouse Ridge Golf Club (Par 70, 7,246 yards)
UCLA (No. 5 seed) – The Bruins have finished third or better in five of their last six events, including a pair of team titles (SeattleU Redhawk Invitiational and Wyoming Cowboy Classic). Cole Madey (71.3) finished tied for third at the Pac-12 Championships in leading UCLA to a second-place finish. Madey has posted a top-10 finish in each of the last three events, including a win at the Wyoming Cowboy Classic. Devon Bling (71.6) finished runner-up at the 2018 U.S. Amateur and earned invitations to the 2019 Masters and U.S. Open. He finished The Masters 55th at 3-over.

INDIVIDUAL – Daniel O’Loughlin, Colorado – Led the Buffs with a 72.00 scoring average. Opened the season with a win at the AFA Miranda Invitational (-7).

Stanford, Calif. – Stanford Golf Course (Par 70, 6,727 yards)
ARIZONA STATE (No. 1 seed) – This is the 29th NCAA Regional appearance in the last 30 years for the Sun Devils. Arizona State has won or tied for a Reginal title seven times. The seven Regional crowns are tied for second most behind Oklahoma State (13). Six Sun Devils won or shared medalist honors this year. All-Pac-12 first team performers Chun An Yu (69.07) and Mason Andersen (70.47) lead the Sun Devils at the Stanford Regional. Cameron Sisk (71.15) was named Pac-12 Freshman of the Year, while Matt Thurmond was named Pac-12 Coach of the Year.

STANFORD (No. 2 seed) – The Pac-12 champions have won three events in a row and look for home-course advantage in its quest for a sixth NCAA Regional crown. It won in 1996, 2010, 2014, 2016 and 2017, the last coming at home on the Stanford Golf Course. All-Pac-12 first team selections Brandon Wu (70.18) and Isaiah Salinda (71.11) look to pace the Cardinal in search of its ninth NCAA title.

INDIVIDUAL – Kyler Dunkle, Utah – The All-Pac-12 second team selection leads Utah with a 71.2 average. He’s coming off a second-place finish at the Pac-12 Championships (-8)

Myrtle Beach, S.C. – TPC Myrtle Beach (Par 72, 6,950 yards)
CALIFORNIA (No. 2 seed) – The Golden Bears are playing as a team in NCAA Regional action for the 12th time in the last 13 seasons and the 23rd occasion overall. They look to advance to the NCAA Championships for the seventh time in the last 10 seasons. Pac-12 medalist Collin Morikawa (68.38) is currently ranked No. 2 by Golfstat and has posted par or better in 28 of 31 rounds this season. He’s also ranked No. 3 in the World Amateur Golf Ranking and Golfweek/Sagarin Ranking. Sebastian Crampton (70.87) has four top-four finishes this season, including a win at the Ka’anapali Classic Collegiate Invitational where he shot 17-under.

OREGON (No. 7 seed) – Earned its 13th straight NCAA Regional bid and 43rd postseason appearance overall. A top-five finish would put the Ducks in their sixth straight NCAA Championships. First team All-Pac-12 selection Edwin Yi (71.60) looks to bounce back from an ankle injury that impacted his performance the last month and a half. Ryan Gronlund (71.74) has posted five top -10 finishes this season, including a win at the Duck Invitational (-5).

OREGON STATE (No. 10 seed) – The Beavers advance to postseason play for the first time since 2013, and 16th NCAA Regional appearance overall.  A fifth-place finish or better would put Oregon State in the NCAA Championships for the first time since 2010. Spencer Tibbits paces the Beavers with a 71.56 scoring average as he collected four top-10 finishes. Sean Kato (72.71) earned Pac-12 All-Freshman honors as he scored under par in 12 of 34 rounds.

Louisville, Ky. – University of Louisville Golf Club (Par 72, 7,217 yards)
ARIZONA (No. 9 seed) - The Wildcats make back-to-back NCAA regional appearances for the first time since 2013-14. All-Pac-12 second team performer Trevor Werbylo enters the postseason with a 70.86 scoring average, the fourth lowest in Arizona men’s golf history.

Austin, Texas – UT Golf Club (Par 71, 7,355 yards)
USC (No. 2 seed) – The Trojans look to get back to the NCAA Championships after having a streak of 10 consecutive appearances snapped last season. Justin Suh (68.97) has won twice this season and has finished fourth or better four additional times. He’s posted par or better in 26 of 30 rounds this season on the way to being named a three-time first team All-Pac-12 selection. Kaito Onishi (70.84) also garnered first team All-Pac-12 honors a year after being named Pac-12 Freshman of the Year.

Live scoring will available for all regionals at www.golfstat.com

The low five teams and the low individual not on those teams from each regional will advance to the finals, which will be held May 24-29, at Blessing Golf Club in Fayetteville, Ark. (University of Arkansas, host).

Conference of Champions: The Pac-12 Conference has claimed 15 NCAA team titles and produced 18 NCAA individual champions. Since 2003, the Pac-12 has netted four team champions (2004 - California; 2007 - Stanford; 2008 – UCLA; 2016 - Oregon) and seven individual champions (2003 - Alejandro Canizares, ASU; 2005 - James Lepp, WASH; 2007 - Jamie Lovemark, USC; 2008 - Kevin Chappell, UCLA; 2013 - Max Homa, CAL; 2014 – Cameron Wilson, STAN; 2016 – Aaron Wise, ORE).

Hogan Award Finalist: California’s Collin Morikawa is one of three finalists for the Ben Hogan Award. A Pac-12 golfer claimed the award in six of the last seven years. The last five winners were Patrick Cantlay (UCLA, 2012), Chris Williams (Washington, 2013), Patrick Rodgers (Stanford, 2014), Jon Rahm (Arizona State, 2015 and 2016), and Maverick McNealy (Stanford, 2017).

Palmer Cup: Three Pac-12 golfers were tabbed to participate in the 2019 Palmer Cup. Stanford’s Brandon Wu will represent the United States, while the Arizona State duo of Chun An Yu and Alex del Rey will represent the International team. The annual Ryder Cup-style competition will be played June 7-9 at the Alotian Club, Roland, Ark.

Pac-12 in the PGA: Heading into this weekend’s AT&T Byron Nelson, former Pac-12 golfers have won the previous four events – Stanford’s Tiger Woods (The Masters), Washington’s C.T. Pan (HBC Heritage), Arizona State’s Jon Rahm (Zurich Classic) and California’s Max Homa (Wells Fargo Championship). In addition, UCLA’s Scott McCarron (Mitsubishi Electric Classic, Insperity Invitational) and Tom Pernice Jr. (Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf at Big Cedar Lodge) have won the last three events on the Champions Tour.

2019 Pac-12 Championship Results
April 22-24, Eugene Country Club – Eugene, Ore.

Final Team Results (Par 71, 7,044 yards)
Conditions: Sunny, 57 degrees, winds NNW 14 mph
1. Stanford....................................... 359-346-349-359 — 1413 (-7)
2. UCLA........................................... 353-352-348-367 — 1420 (E)
3. California..................................... 357-350-343-371 — 1421 (+1)
4. Arizona State............................... 369-354-356-364 — 1443 (+23)
T5. Oregon...................................... 364-353-353-377 — 1451 (+31)
T5. Utah.......................................... 365-351-363-372 — 1451 (+31)
7. USC............................................. 359-354-360-379 — 1452 (+32)
8. Washington.................................. 362-364-363-375 — 1464 (+44)
9. Arizona........................................ 367-364-356-383 — 1470 (+50)
10. Colorado.................................... 358-359-377-386 — 1480 (+29)
11. Oregon State............................. 381-355-377-380 — 1493 (+48)
12. Washington State....................... 382-375-384-400 — 1541 (+76)

Final Individual Results (Par 71, 7,044 yards)
1. Collin Morikawa, CAL................... 68-70-64-70—272 (-12)
2. Kyler Dunkle, UTAH.................... 70-64-69-73—276 (-8)
3. Cole Madey, UCLA...................... 67-69-69-74—279 (-5)
4. Justin Suh, USC........................... 69-65-71-75—280 (-4)
5. Isaiah Salinda, STAN................... 76-66-69-70—281 (-3)
6. Devon Bling, UCLA...................... 70-73-67-72—282 (-2)
T7. Brandon Wu, STAN................... 70-70-70-73—283(-1)
T7. Eddy Lai, UCLA......................... 72-70-67-74—283 (-1)
T7. Daulet Tuleubayev, STAN.......... 67-70-74-72—283 (-1)
T10. Ryan Gronlund, ORE................ 73-73-67-71—284 (E)
T10. David Snyder, STAN................ 71-74-68-71—284 (E)

All-Pac-12 First Team
Chun An Yu, Jr., Arizona State
Mason Andersen, So., Arizona State
Sebastian Crampton, RSr., California
Collin Morikawa, Sr., California
Kaito Onishi, So., USC
Isaiah Salinda, Sr., Stanford
Justin Suh, Sr., USC
Brandon Wu, Sr., Stanford

All-Pac-12 Second Team
Alex del Rey, Jr., Arizona State
Kyle Dunkle, Sr., Utah
KK Limbhasut, Sr., California
Cole Madey, Sr., UCLA
David Snyder, Jr., Stanford
Blake Wagoner, Jr., Arizona State
Trevor Werbylo, So., Arizona
Edwin Yi, Sr., Oregon

Honorable Mention: Devon Bling, So., UCLA; Ryan Gronlund, RSr., Oregon; Eddy Lai, So., UCLA; Issei Tanabe, So., USC; Daulet Tuleubayev, Fr., Stanford; Spencer Tibbits, So., Oregon State.

Pac-12 All-Freshman Team
Yin Ho Yue, Arizona State
Sean Kato, Oregon State
Sean Maruyama, UCLA
Cameron Sisk, Arizona State
James Song, California

Honorable Mention: Charlie Reiter, USC; Craig Ronne, ORE; Daulet Tulebayev, Stanford

Pac-12 Player of the Year: Collin Morikawa, California
Pac-12 Freshman of the Year: Cameron Sisk, Arizona State
Pac-12 Coach of the Year: Matt Thurmond, Arizona State
Pac-12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year: Justin Suh, USC

 

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