May 16 Tee Times - Hole 1 (EST) 8:50 a.m. Finley Ewing IV 9:00 a.m. Matias Dominguez 9:10 a.m. Esteban Restrepo 9:20 a.m. Henry Todd 9:30 a.m. Clement Sordet
May 17 Tee Times - Hole 10 (EST) 9:50 a.m. Henry Todd 10:00 a.m. Esteban Restrepo 10:10 a.m. Clement Sordet 10:20 a.m. Finley Ewing IV 10:30 a.m. Matias Dominguez
May 18 Tee Times - Hole 1 (EST) 7:50 a.m.
Henry Todd 8:00 a.m. Esteban Restrepo 8:10 a.m. Clement Sordet 8:20 a.m. Finley Ewing IV 8:30 a.m. Matias Dominguez
4:15 p.m., Saturday, May 18
TECH HEADED TO NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Texas Tech held on to a three-shot advantage down the stretch and qualified for the NCAA National Championship for the first time since 2010 after a 27-over par, fifth-place finish at the NCAA Columbus Regional at Ohio State University Golf Club on Saturday.
The Red Raiders shot 8-over 292 as a team on the final day to remain in fifth place ahead of Virginia (+30) and No. 10 Stanford (+32).
New Mexico (+18) edged out Auburn (+20) and South Carolina (+20) for the team title. UNLV will join UNM, Auburn, South Carolina and Tech as the five qualifiers.
Sophomore Esteban Restrepo led Tech throughout the final day and finished with the day's team low - an even par 71. Sophomore Clement Sordet shot a 2-over 73, followed by senior Finley Ewing IV and sophomore Matias Dominguez who each shot a 3-over 74. Dominguez finished tied for fifth individually with a 2-over 215 total for the three days. Sophomore Henry Todd rounded out the scores with a 4-over 75.
Texas Tech coaches and players pose after qualifying for the 2013 NCAA National Championship on Saturday at the Columbus Regional at Ohio State University Golf Club.
5:15 p.m., Friday, May 17
TECH MOVES INTO TIE FOR FIFTH AT REGIONALS
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Texas Tech came out firing on Friday and shot a round-best, 4-over 288 to move into a tie for fifth place at 19-over par in the NCAA Columbus Regional on the Scarlet Course at Ohio State University Golf Club.
The Red Raiders are just three shots back of UNLV and South Carolina who are tied for first at 16-over par, followed by Stanford and Auburn at 18-over.
Tech moved up six spots behind even par rounds by senior Finley Ewing IV and sophomore Matias Dominguez. Sophmores Esteban Restrepo and Clement Sordet shot 3-over (74) and 1-over (72), respectively as the Red Raiders shed 10 strokes off yesterday’s first round. Sophomore Henry Todd rounded out the day with a 6-over par 77.
Dominguez continued his steady play with 14 pars, two birdies and two bogeys to move to a tie for second place individually at 1-under par for the tournament. He is just one stroke back of UNLV’s Carl Johnson.
Finley Ewing IV hits his approach shot on No. 7 Friday at the 2013 NCAA Columbus Regional Championship on the Scarlet Course at Ohio State University Golf Club. (Photo by Jim Daves)
7:15 a.m., Friday, May 17
ROUND TWO UPDATE: FOG DELAY
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Teams will be delayed by one hour this morning after NCAA tournament officials called for a delay due to low level fog around Ohio State University Golf Club and in the surrounding area.
Tech will now begin teeing off at 9:50 a.m. EST on No. 10 beginning with Henry Todd.
Tech will have a chance to reverse its fortunes on the normal back nine which will play as its first nine today. The Red Raiders were 11-over par on holes 10-18 yesterday after going 4-over on the first nine.
Tech will play alongside Virginia and Chattanooga.
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Texas Tech sophomore Matias Dominguez birdied four holes en route to a 1-under par 70 on Thursday to open the first round of the NCAA Columbus Regional Championship on the Scarlet Course at Ohio State University Golf Club.
Dominguez tied his season low and is tied for fourth individually in Columbus. He is only three shots back of leader Raoul Menard of Charlotte (4-under 67).
Tech finished the first day in 10th place with a 15-over par 299 and is just 10 strokes off the lead and six back of the five-team cut. Charlotte leads all teams at 3-over par (287), followed by South Carolina (288), Stanford (291), UNLV (292), Auburn (293) Missouri (294), New Mexico (294), San Francisco (297), Georgia Southern (298), Texas Tech (299), Virginia (303), Chattanooga (304) and Valparaiso (309).
Senior Finley Ewing IV finished with a 4-over 75 and is currently in a tie for 32nd place. Sophomores Clement Sordet and Esteban Restrepo each fired 6-over 77s while sophomore Henry Todd finished his first round with an 8-over 79.
Sophomore Matias Dominguez tees off on No. 9 in the first round of the 2013 NCAA Columbus Regional Thursday on the Scarlet Course at Ohio State University Golf Club.
8:15 p.m., Wednesday, May 15
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Texas Tech head coach Greg Sands is used to being in the postseason.
To a degree, the postseason is part of the regular season for him since Tech has made it all 12 times since Sands became the school’s head coach in 2001.
But now Tech wants it to take it a step further and advance to the NCAA Championship for the first time since 2010.
That road starts at 8:50 a.m. EST Thursday when the seventh-seeded Red Raiders tee off at the NCAA Regional Championship on the Scarlet Course at Ohio State University Golf Club.
It’s the first time Tech has played a tournament at the Ohio State course since the 2002 NCAA Championship.
Tech will play alongside Georgia Southern and Chattanooga in the first round. New Mexico holds the top seed followed (in order) by Stanford, Auburn, South Carolina, Missouri, UNLV, San Francisco, Virginia, Charlotte and Valparaiso.
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Henry Todd tees off on the 12th hole Wednesday during the team's practice round at the Scarlet Course at Ohio State University Golf Club in Columbus, Ohio.