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Two WCC Golfers Advance to NCAA Championships


May 19, 2012

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SAN BRUNO, Calif. - The season for two West Coast Conferences men's golfers will continue as Pepperdine senior Josh Anderson won the NCAA West Regional and Saint Mary's freshman Jonathan De Los Reyes tied for ninth to advance to the NCAA Men's Golf Championships.

Anderson shot a 14-under 196 to win the NCAA West Regional by two strokes on Saturday at the Stanford Golf Course. Anderson's score of 14-under is the second-best 54-hole score in Pepperdine history. The 6-under he shot today tied a career high. Over the course of the three days he had two eagles and 19 birdies. Anderson's teammate, junior Johnny Mac Arthur, tied for 44th place at 215 (68-70-77). He had a total of six birdies over the three days.

De Los Reyes finished in a tie for 9th-place overall in the 75-player field and entered into a playoff after tying with San Diego freshman Grant Forrest as the top player from a team that did not finish among the top five in the standings.

As a team, the Gaels finished seventh in the 14-team field after shooting rounds of 286-302-304 for a 54-hole total of 28-over par 892. Saint Mary's finished nine strokes behind Georgia Tech and 18 strokes behind fifth-place Oklahoma.

San Diego he Toreros up the Southwest Regional with a team score of 902 (303-299-300; +28) and finished tied with 11th-seed Arizona.

San Francisco shared seventh place Saturday in the final round of the NCAA West Regionals at the Stanford Golf Course. The Dons shot five-over 285 and finished the event tied for seventh with No. 50 Oregon State at one-under 839 (273, 281, 285) on the par-70 course playing at 6,727 yards. Senior Ji Hwan Park led the way for the Dons with an even-par 70 to finish in a share of 15th place at three-under 207 (68, 69, 70) along with junior Taylor Travis (68, 68, 71). Park and Travis both carded three birdies on the final day.

BYU junior Zac Blair finished sixth and his teammate, sophomore Justin Keiley, tied for 27th at the NCAA West Regional. Blair shot two rounds of 4-under 66 and finished off his final round shooting even par, giving him an 8-under 202.

Anderson and De Los Reyes will compete at the NCAA Men's Golf Championships May 29-31 at Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, Calif.

-Courtesy of BYU, PEP, SMC, USD, USF Athletics