Men's Golf Earns 12th Consecutive NCAA Regional Bid|
May 6, 2013
For the 12th consecutive season, the Texas Tech Men's Golf team is headed to the NCAA postseason as the Red Raiders were awarded the No. 7 seed at the Ohio State Regional in Columbus. Texas Tech's NCAA Regional streak now moves to 12 and is the longest active postseason streak on campus.
The regional will be held at the Scarlet Course (May 16-18) on the campus of Ohio State University and will mark Tech's first appearance on that course since the 2002 NCAA Championships. That NCAA Championship appearance in Columbus was the first by a Greg Sands coached squad.
"We are excited about the opportunity to go play a great golf course in Columbus," head coach Greg Sands said. "Our goal all year has been to make it to the top eight of the national championship and this is the first step toward reaching that goal."
The NCAA Tournament consists of six regional sites and five teams will advance from each site to the NCAA Championships at The Crabapple Course in Atlanta, May 28-June 2. The top seed in the Ohio State Regional will be New Mexico followed by Stanford, Auburn, South Carolina, Missouri, UNLV, Texas Tech, Chattanooga, Georgia Southern, San Francisco, Virginia, Charlotte and Valparaiso.
The Red Raiders will be led by senior All Big 12 selection Finley Ewing IV. Ewing has six top five finishes this season and seven in the top 10. The highlight of his senior season came in mid April as he took home medalist honors at the Morris Williams Invitational at the University of Texas Golf Club in Austin.
Joining Ewing on the scorecard will be group of four sophomores in Clement Sordet, Henry Todd, Matias Dominguez and Esteban Restrepo. This group of five student-athletes is the same group that filled out Tech's squad in last year's NCAA Greensboro Regional.