Men's Golf Earns 11th Consecutive NCAA Postseason Invitation
Greg Sands has the Red Raiders in the NCAA Tournament for the 11th Consecutive year.
May 7, 2012
For the 11th consecutive year, the Texas Tech Men's Golf team is headed to the NCAA Tournament.
Texas Tech was awarded the No. 8 seed at the Greensboro Regional that will be held at Grandover Resort - East Course, May 17-19. With its selection to the NCAA postseason, the men's golf program, under the guidance of head coach Greg Sands, extended its campus best streak of 11-straight years in the tournament.
"We are really excited to be back in the NCAA Regionals," said Sands. "I think this is a favorable draw for us because we are familiar with several of the teams and the course is similar to Whispering Pines where the Big 12 was held. "We know that if we play well we can advance so I am looking forward to watching this group over the next few days as we prepare."
A total of 14 teams comprise the Greensboro Regional and the top five will advance to the NCAA Championships at Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, Calif., May 29-June 3. The top seed in Greensboro will be Auburn followed by No. 2 UNLV, No. 3 Florida, No. 4 Duke, No. 5 Indiana, No. 6 Liberty and No. 7 SMU. Rounding out the field from seeds 9-14 are Tulsa, Lamar, Louisiana-Lafayette, Charlotte, George Washington and Mount St. Mary's, respectively.
Five additional regionals will be held simultaneously across the nation in Athens, Ga. (University of Georgia Golf Course), Ann Arbor, Mich. (University of Michigan Golf Course), Bowling Green, Ky. (The Club at Olde Stone), Norman, Okla. (Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club) and Stanford, Calif. (Stanford Golf Course). The top five teams in each of the six regionals will comprise the field at the 2012 NCAA Championships at Riviera.
The Big 12 Conference received seven bids to the NCAA Regionals (Texas Tech, Texas, Texas A&M, Baylor, Iowa State, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State) while future Big 12 member TCU earned an at-large spot in Ann Arbor. The state of Texas will also be well represented in the NCAA Tournament as eight teams from Texas received bids (Texas Tech, Texas, Texas A&M, Baylor, Houston, Texas-Arlington, North Texas and Lamar).
TexasTech.com will have full on-site coverage from Greensboro beginning with the first round on May 17.