Cats Tee Off at Cle Elum Regional in Washington
CLE ELUM, Wash. – Nearly three weeks after sweeping the team and individual titles at the Pac-12 Championships, No. 20 Arizona Men's Golf begins play at the NCAA Cle Elum Regional as a No. 4 seed on Monday morning. The Wildcats are one of five conference champions in the regional while joining three other Pac-12 schools in central Washington.
"Playing well for three days in this regional is the next step for our team to take," said head coach Jim Anderson. "With how well we play to win Pac-12 titles as a team and individually, our team is beaming with confidence right now. We have a lot of familiarity with these type of courses in the Pacific Northwest, and we've already got two practices rounds in the area since we landed. These three days at Tumble Creek are another opportunity for our guys to continue to elevate their games and try to put us in a position to advance to NCAA Championships."
The 2021 season has already been a banner year for Arizona as the Pac-12 Champions with Brad Reeves being named Pac-12 Player of the Year last week. Jim Anderson was named the conference's Coach of the Year while Trevor Werbylo, David Laskin and Chase Sienkiewicz all joined Reeves on all-conference teams.
The Wildcats have won three events this season, including its four-stroke victory over Arizona State in the Pac-12 Championships. Reeves won his team's home event, the Arizona Intercollegiate, to start the season before claiming the Pac-12 championships after a two-hole playoff with Stanford's Henry Shimp. Werbylo picked up Arizona's third individual win at The Prestige event in Palm Springs in February.
The regional field consists of 14 programs and will take on Tumble Creek Golf Club's 7,069-yard, Par 71 course through the wooded hills of the Tenaway Community Forest. The top five teams from each regional will advance to the NCAA Championships at Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale, Arizona at the end of the month.