Two Pac-12 teams qualify for 2021 NCAA Men's Golf Championships
SAN FRANCISCO - ARIZONA STATE and OREGON STATE both emerged from the Albuquerque Regional and will represent the Pac-12 at the 2021 NCAA Men's Golf Championships from May 28-June 2. Additionally, UTAH junior Tristan Mandur qualified to compete at the NCAA Championships as an individual.
The Sun Devils and Beavers, seeded No. 2 and No. 7 in Albuquerque respectively, tied for second at 16-under-par 848 to secure two of the regional's five bids to nationals, to be hosted by Arizona State at Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale, Ariz.
2021 NCAA Men's Golf Championships - Pac-12 Qualifiers
ARIZONA STATE - T-2nd at Albuquerque Regional
OREGON STATE - T-2nd at Albuquerque Regional
It marks the 56th all-time NCAA nationals appearance for the Sun Devils, who as event host will now seek a third national title (1990, 1996). For the Beavers, it is their 10th all-time appearance and first since 2010.
Mandur tied for fourth at 6-under 207 to finish as the top individual from a non-advancing team out of the Cle Elum Regional. His fourth-place finish is the highest ever for a Ute at an NCAA Regional, leading Utah to its best-ever regional team result (T-7th).
The 30 NCAA Championships qualifying teams will compete in 72 holes of stroke play (cut to 15 teams after 54 holes), with the top eight teams advancing to a match-play tournament.
Since adjusting to a team match-play format in 2009, the Pac-12 has had a national-best 22 team match-play participants. Additionally, the Conference has produced a title match participant in four of the last five events, including a pair of national champions (Oregon 2016, Stanford 2019).