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NCAA Announces 2011 Division I Men's Golf Regional Participants

May 9, 2010

INDIANAPOLIS -- Three West Coast Conference men's golf teams have been selected to participate in the 2011 NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championships. 2011 conference-champion San Francisco and the University of San Diego will play in the San Diego Region, hosted by USD. Pepperdine will head to the Arizona Region in Tucson.

The Dons won their second WCC title in the last three years and 10th overall since the event began in 1971. Three USF golfers were named to the 2011 WCC All-Conference teams, including sophomore Taylor Travis, who won the individual championship.

The Waves will be making their 13th straight regional appearance and their 19th in 20 seasons. Pepperdine, the 1997 NCAA champion, is aiming to get back to the NCAA Championships for the first time since 2006 and the eighth time overall.

The Toreros will be making their fourth straight appearance and fifth trip in the last six years to the NCAA Regionals. Led by WCC Player of the Year junior Alex Ching, USD earned a no. 4 seed in this year's regional.

Santa Clara sophomore Rick Lamb will compete as an individual at the San Diego Region. Lamb finished tied for 7th at the WCC Men's Golf Championships and was also named to the All-Conference team.

The finals will be held May 31-June 5, at Karsten Creek in Stillwater, Okla. Oklahoma State is the host institution for this year's championships.

-From USDToreros.com and Pepperdinesports.com