BRYAN, TX – Taking part in the NCAA Regionals at the Traditions Club, Arizona Men’s Golf was the wire-to-wire winner to the advance to the NCAA Championships.
Arizona Men’s Golf didn’t quite have the end to their regular season that they had hoped for; however, the Wildcats seem to be peaking at the right time as the NCAA Tournament action is well underway.
Fresh off an 11th-place finish at the Pac-12 Men’s Golf Championships just a few weeks before, the Wildcats were looking for an even stronger performance this time around.
Luckily, the Wildcats were poised for a big bounceback!
Arizona Men’s Golf kicked off the action on Monday at the NCAA Bryan Regional hosted in Bryan, TX, and from the start the Wildcats were hot.
The course played tough on the first day, but luckily that didn’t seem to matter too much for Arizona as the Wildcats posted an impressive 276 as a team (-12) to take a three-stroke lead over second-place Pepperdine.
Arizona would follow up that with another strong day, this time shooting a collective 287 (-1) to improve their standing to -13 for the entire Tournament. Pepperdine would fall to 4th after shooting 289 (+1), meanwhile, Georgia and Texas A&M would have strong days pulling within three strokes of the Wildcats.
Needing another big performance on the final day, luckily, the Wildcats were up for the challenge as they posted a 288 or in this case par.
Arizona was able to maintain their -13 meanwhile Texas A&M and Georgia fell back to -4 and -1 respectively, while Pepperdine stayed strong at -8. Unfortunately, it was too late for everyone else as the Wildcats completed the wire-to-wire win!
With the victory, Arizona advances to the NCAA Championships for the 28th time in the program’s history, and the tournament will be hosted at the Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale, Arizona from May 27 to June 1. The Wildcats are hoping to earn its first championship since 1992