INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - The University of Arizona men’s golf team will be represented by two individuals at the NCAA San Antonio Regional from Thurs., May 15 to Sat., May 17. Both senior Erik Oja and junior Alex McMahon were selected as two of the ten individuals competing at Briggs Ranch Golf Club (par 72, 7,206 yards), hosted by UTSA.
“We are proud of the individual accomplishments of Erik and Alex this season,” head coach Jim Anderson said. “Each have improved on previous year's stroke averages and are very deserving for a chance to play at the NCAA National Championship. Having two players represented shows we have some of the pieces necessary for a winning team formula. It’s a great honor for our two leaders to have this opportunity.”
Oja, a 2014 Palmer Cup selection, has led the Wildcats in the No. 1 spot this season. He has competed in all 12 of the regular season tournaments and is averaging 71.29 this season. Oja has eight top-10 finishes season and four at 20 or better.
“Erik is one of the top players in the country and will contend for the spot to advance to the NCAA National Championship,” Anderson said.
McMahon, a Tucson local, has competed in every competition this season and most recently led the Wildcats with a ninth place finish at the Pac-12 Championships. In his junior season, McMahon averaged 72.89 and finished in the top-10 and top-20 four times each.
“Alex is also someone who has had a very strong spring, and I am excited because the experience he will gain will pay off in the future,” Anderson said. “He is also very capable of advancing among the county's elite players.”
Six 54-hole regional tournaments will be held during the three-day period. Three regionals will host 13 teams and 10 individuals while the other three will have 14 teams and five individuals. The low five teams and the low individual not on those teams will advance to the finals.
The finals will be Fri., May 23 through Wed., May 28 at Prairie Dunes Country Club in Hutchinson, Kansas.
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