ATHENS, Ga. — The 16th-ranked Georgia men's golf team
will compete in the Tempe (Ariz.) Regional May 16-18 in an attempt to qualify
for the NCAA Championships.
The Tempe Regional will be played at the ASU Karsten Golf
Course, the home of Arizona State. The top five teams from each of the six
national regionals will advance to the NCAA Championships, which will be held
May 28-June 2 at the Capital City Club's Crabapple Course in Alpharetta.
The third-seeded Bulldogs will join a field that includes
UCLA, Duke, Texas A&M, Clemson, Vanderbilt, UCF, North Carolina, Arizona State,
Kennesaw State, Arizona, Austin Peay, New Mexico State and Leigh.
The other hosts will be Washington State, LSU, Oho State,
Arkansas and Florida State. Eighty-one teams and 45 individuals were invited to
the six regionals on Monday.
Georgia will be making its 24th appearance since the NCAA
went to the regionals format for the 1989 season and the Bulldogs have advanced
to the NCAAs 16 times in the previous 23 campaigns. Under Coach Chris Haack,
the Bulldogs have been invited to 17 straight regionals, moving on to the NCAAs
14 of the previous 16 seasons.
“We are definitely looking forward to playing in the
Tempe Regional,” Haack said. “The field is a strong one, and we'll
have to be at our best to be one of the teams to advance. As usual, there is no
margin for error at this time of the season. We'll have to practice hard in the
coming days and come into this event extremely focused.”