May 8, 2012
SAN BRUNO, Calif. -- Five schools will represent the West Coast Conference in the 2012 NCAA Regionals. BYU, Pepperdine, WCC-champion Saint Mary's, San Francisco and San Diego will participate at two of the six NCAA sites from May 17-19, with a total of 30 teams advancing to the NCAA finals.
Saint Mary's, who won its first ever WCC Golf Championship in April, earned the sixth seed at the NCAA Regionals in Norman, Okla. at the Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club. The Gaels made their only NCAA Finals appearance back in 2008 when SMC finished seventh overall in the NCAA Regional.
BYU junior Zac Blair and sophomore Justin Keiley will represent the Cougars at the Stanford Golf Course Regional. Blair tied for fourth at the WCC Golf Championships with a total score of 211 (70-69-72).
Josh Anderson and Johnny Mac Arthur from Pepperdine were chosen to compete as individuals at the NCAA Regional at Stanford. Anderson tied for seventh place and Mac Arthur tied for 16th at the Southwest Regional hosted by Arizona last year.
San Diego received an invitation to the 2012 NCAA Men's Golf Championships and will join Saint Mary's at the OU Golf Club in Norman. The Toreros, led by two-time WCC Player of the Year Alex Ching, will be making their fifth consecutive NCAA Regional appearance.
San Francisco was selected to compete in the NCAA West Regional. The 11th-seeded Dons will make their second consecutive trip to an NCAA Regional for the first time in program history.
81 teams and 45 individuals will compete at six different NCAA Regionals sites from May 17-19. A total of 30 teams and six individuals will advance to stroke play at the NCAA Championships, scheduled for May 29-31 at Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, Calif. The top eight teams in stroke play will advance to match play to determine the team champion June 1-3.
-Courtesy of PEP, SMC, USD, USF Athletics