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Men?s Golf to Host NCAA Men?s Golf West Regional
Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
Release: 05/18/2006
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Omni Tucson National Golf Course to host event for the fourth time

 

TUCSON, Ariz. ?- The University of Arizona will host the 2006 NCAA Division I Men’s Golf West Regional, May 18-20, at Omni Tucson National Golf Club. 

 

The NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Committee selected the 27 teams and six individuals that make up the 141-man field.  The 2006 NCAA West Regional is a 54-hole event, which will be contested at Omni Tucson National’s Catalina Course, a par 72, 7,200-yard layout.  Eighteen holes will be played each day beginning Thursday, May 18.  Action is scheduled to begin at 7 a.m. PDT.  Tee times are to be announced.

 

Tournament seeding, according to the NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Committee, is as follows (conference champion if listed):  1. Florida, 2. Arizona State, 3. Brigham Young, 4. East Tennessee State, 5. Baylor, 6. Alabama, 7. Arizona; 8. San Diego State, 9. North Carolina State, 10. Washington, 11. New Mexico (Mountain West Conference), 12. Stanford, 13. Houston, 14. Pepperdine, 15. Louisville, 16. Denver, 17. Santa Clara, 18. New Mexico State (Western Athletic Conference), 19. Fresno State, 20. UC-Irvine, 21. Nevada, 22. San Diego, 23. Cal Poly (Big West Conference), 24. Western Kentucky (Sun Belt Conference), 25. Loyola Marymount (West Coast Conference), 26. Jackson State (Southwestern Athletic Conference), and 27. Bucknell (Patriot League).

 

The following six individuals were also selected to participate:  Graham DeLaet, Boise State; Dustin Pimm, Utah; Chadd Coco, Saint Mary’s; Ryan Witz, Washington State; Ryan Wood, Long Beach State; and Derrick Whiting, Colorado State.

  

This is the fourth time that the University of Arizona has hosted the event (1992, 1994, 1999) since the regional format was instituted in 1989, and each time the event has been contested at Tucson National Golf Club.  The Catalina Course’s par and yardage figures for the regional are listed below:

 

Hole        Yardage             Par

1                       402                  4

2                       535                  5

3                       375                  4

4                       170                  3

5                       398                  4

6                       425                  4

7                       247                  3

8                       587                  5

9                       436                  4

OUT              3,575               36

 

10                    511                  5

11                    430                  4

12                    183                  3

13                    404                  4

14                    404                  4

15                    610                  5

16                    428                  4

17                    186                  3

18                    469                  4

IN                  3,625               36

TOTAL         7,200               72

 

Live tournament scoring will be available at www.golfstat.com.  Tournament results can be found at Arizona’s official athletic website, www.arizonaathletics.com, and at www.ncaasports.com.

 

2006 NCAA West Regional Tournament Schedule

Wednesday, May 17      Practice Round, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. PDT

 

Thursday, May 18          First Round, 7 a.m.-6 p.m. PDT

 

Friday, May 19              Second Round, 7 a.m.-6 p.m. PDT

 

Saturday, May 20          Third Round, 7 a.m.-6 p.m. PDT

 

2005 NCAA West Regional Champions (at Palo Alto, Calif.):

Individual: Rob Grube, Stanford (69-70-65=204, -6)

Team: UNLV (281-277-288=846, +6)

 

For the host Wildcats, it is the program's 18th consecutive NCAA Regional appearance.  Since the regional format was instituted in 1898, Arizona is one of only six schools nationally to appear in all 18 events.  Additionally, UA is one of just four schools to win at least five regional championships in that span.

 

The top 10 teams and two individuals in this event will qualify for the 2006 NCAA Men’s Golf Championships, May 31-June 3, at the Crosswater Club at Sunriver Resort in Sunriver, Ore.  The University of Portland will serve as the host institution.

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