May 5, 2016
EUGENE – The Oregon men’s golf team will compete as the No. 4 seed in the Tucson, Ariz., NCAA Regional, hosted by the University of Arizona May 16-18 at the Gallery Golf Club. The selection marks the Ducks’ 10th straight NCAA Regional bid under head coach Casey Martin.
Also competing in the Tucson regional will be No. 1 Stanford, No. 12 Wake Forest, No. 13 California, No. 25 North Carolina, North Florida, UAB, Georgia, St. Mary’s (CA), Georgia State, North Texas, Louisiana Tech, UC Riverside and Siena.
Top-seeded Stanford will be a familiar opponent for the Ducks, with the two teams having met six previous times in 2016. The Cardinal is coming off its third consecutive Pac-12 Championship, and has picked up a pair of tournament victories this season. No. 2 seed Wake Forest and No. 9 seed Saint Mary’s lead the regional field in wins this season with four each. Stanford, Saint Mary’s, Louisiana Tech, UC Riverside and Siena are each competing as automatic qualifiers after winning their respective conference tournaments.
The regional will also play host to individuals Sean Walsh (Gonzaga), Brandon Bauman (UC Santa Barbara), Alex Chiarella (San Deigo), Daniela Chian (Long Beach State) and Aaron Beverly (Sacramento State).
Under Martin, the Ducks have won one regional (2010) and finished in second three separate times. Thanks to a strong finish in the final round, Oregon finished fifth in the Noblesville, Ind., Regional last season to qualify for the NCAA Championship for the sixth time in nine years.
With a top-five finish at the regional, Oregon can clinch its seventh trip to the NCAA Championships, which will be held at Eugene Country Club May 27-June 1. Tickets are on sale now, and can be purchased here.