Golf Ready For NCAA Regionals, May 17-19
TOURNAMENT: 2021 NCAA Regionals
DATE: May 17-19
LOCATION: Cle Elum, Wash. (Tumble Creek Golf Club)
PAR/YARDAGE: 71/7,069 yards
LIVE SCORING: Golfstat.com or the Golfstat App
The University of Utah Golf team is set to compete in the 2021 NCAA Regionals, May 17-19 in Cle Elum, Wash. at the Tumble Creek Golf Club after being announced as one of 81 teams that qualified for the six regional tournaments hosted this coming week across the country.
There will be a total of 14 teams competing in Cle Elum with the Utes earning a nine-seed. The Cle Elum Regional includes the Utes along with Wake Forest, Pepperdine, Florida, Arizona, San Francisco, Iowa, Washington (host school), East Tennessee State, Oregon, Mississippi State, Long Beach State, Denver and Sacramento State.
The Utes will travel six athletes to the NCAA Regional. Utah's starters include senior Mitchell Schow, juniors Blake Tomlinson and Tristan Mandur along with freshmen Javier Barcos and Jesper von Reedtz while Colton Tanner will be Utah's sub.
The regional will begin on Monday, May 17 and will run through Wednesday, May 19 with 18 holes being played on each day. The six regionals will determine the top-five teams from each site along with the low individual not on an advancing team, all moving on to the NCAA Championships in Scottsdale, Ariz., May 28-June 2.
Fans will be allowed to attend the tournament at Tumble Creek. Masks must be worn at all times and spectators must stay on the cart paths. Due to COVID protocols, fans may not interact with any of the student-athletes at any time. Fans must check in at the gatehouse when entering the Tumble Creek area.
Utah made history on May 5 when they were selected for the NCAA Regionals for the first time as a team since 1992. It will be Utah's third time in program history attending the NCAA Regionals as a squad, also earning a spot in 1991.
The Utes have had nine individuals compete in the regionals since 1994, including Tomlinson who tied for ninth in 2018. Two Utes have advanced to the NCAA Championships as individuals in Dustin Pimm (2006) and Kyler Dunkle (2019), who is Utah's top NCAA finisher after tying for 28th overall in 2019.
UTES IN THE RANKINGS
Utah enters the tournament ranked 54th nationally according to GolfStat.com. The Utes ranked as high as No. 50 entering the Pac-12 Championships this season. Tomlinson currently ranks fourth overall among Pac-12 players and 77th nationally on GolfStat.
Tomlinson, Schow and Barcos all earned recognition from the Pac-12 this season after being named to the All-Pac-12 teams. Tomlinson headlined the trio by earning second-team honors while Schow was named to the honorable mention squad and Barcos earned an All-Newcomer team selection.
Tomlinson became Utah's second golfer to earn as high as a second-team selection, joining Dunkle (2nd team in 2019). Tomlinson is averaging a team-low 70.9 strokes per round this season with four top-10 finishes in eight tournaments.
Live scoring for the Pac-12 Championships is available on GolfStat.com with a full set of results and a recap available on UtahUtes.com. Fans can also follow along on social media (Twitter: @UtesGolf | Instagram: @UtesGolf).