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Men’s Golf Selected for NCAA West Regional

May 5, 2021

SALT LAKE CITY – The University of Utah Golf team has qualified for the 2021 NCAA Division I Men's Golf West Regional in Cle Elum, Wash., hosted by the University of Washington, May 17-19 at the Tumble Creek Golf & Country Club. It is the first time since 1992 that the Utes have qualified for regionals as a team and the third time in program history.

Regionals will be broken up into six sites with three having 13 teams and 10 individuals competing while three will have 14 teams and five individuals. The top-five teams (30 teams total) and the low individual not on an advancing team from each regional site (six individuals total) will advance to the NCAA Championships in Scottsdale, Ariz., May 28-June 2.
"As an alum, as somebody that's been in their seats and cheered for the program for a long time, it's just awesome to be a part of," said head coach Garrett Clegg. "It's so exciting to see all of their work really come to fruition. We've known for a long time that we've got a really good team, and now this is a huge jump forward as we're working to get to the national championships at Grayhawk."

The Utes have crept up the national rankings throughout the season, heading into the recent Pac-12 Championships ranked 50th out of 277 teams on Utah also has three players ranked in the top-194 with junior Blake Tomlinson leading the way at No. 81.

Utah has stuck with a consistent lineup of Tomlinson, senior Mitchell Schow, junior Tristan Mandur and freshmen Javier Barcos and Jesper von Reedtz with all five playing 22+ rounds of golf this season. The Utes had six top-10 finishes as a team during the regular season, including winning the Pizza Hut Pat Hicks Invitational where the squad shot the lowest 54-hole score on record (832, -41).

Tomlinson has led the Utes this season, totaling 1,772 strokes while averaging a team-low 70.9 strokes per round. He has four top-10 finishes this season in eight tournaments, and nine-career top-10 finishes which ties for third-most on record at Utah.

The Salt Lake City, Utah native, captured at least a share of two tournament titles this season, winning the Pat Hicks Invite and tying for the win at the Thunderbird Collegiate. At both tournaments, he shot a 201, which is the lowest 54-hole score on record at Utah.

Schow ranks second on the team averaging 71.2 strokes per round, competing in seven tournaments with three top-10 finishes that included one top-five ranking. His lowest 54-hole score came at the Thunderbird Collegiate where he shot a 207, which ranked second in his career.

Schow led the Utes at the Pac-12 Championships finishing in a tie for eighth, becoming the second player in program history to earn a top-10 finish at the Pac-12 Championships since joining the league. He shot a 281 (-7) through four rounds, which is the second-lowest score by a Ute at the Pac-12 Championships.

Barcos and Mandur have also been consistent for the Utes this season. The duo have both shot 14 rounds of par or better with Barcos averaging 71.5 strokes per round and Mandur recording 72.0.

Barcos's best outing this season came at the Pat Hicks Invitational where he tied for third overall, shooting a career-best 207 which included a career-low round of 67 in the first round. Mandur shined at the Ping Cougar Classic when he tied for 18th overall with a season-low score of 211, the third-lowest 54-hole score of his career.

Von Reedtz, who has played 22 rounds of golf this season with 1,608 strokes, is averaging 73.1 strokes per round. He earned a spot on the podium at the Pat Hicks Invite this season when he put together a career-best performance, shooting 205 through three rounds (-11) to finish second out of 81 golfers.

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