TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The Oregon Ducks will make their 21st all-time NCAA Regional appearance on Thursday (May 16) morning when they begin play at the NCAA Tallahassee Regional in Tallahassee, Fla.
The three-day tournament will be hosted by Florida State University. Each day will feature 18 holes of golf.
The first players will tee off at 8 a.m. (ET) at the Par-72, 6,965-yard Golden Eagle Golf and Country Club. The Ducks, who are seeded eighth in the regional, will begin play shortly after 8:30 a.m. (ET).
Head coach Casey Martin brings four competitors to Tallahassee this week, a mix of two freshmen and two sophomores. One of the sophomores is Jonathan Woo, who placed in a tie for seventh at last year's NCAA Regionals in Ann Arbor, Mich., to help lead the Ducks to the NCAA Championships, where they eventually took third. Woo has carded two top-10 finishes this spring, including an individual championship at the Duck Invitational on March 26.
Oregon's other sophomore that will compete in Tallahassee this week is Rak Cho, who is coming off a stellar performance at the Pac-12 Championships two weeks ago that saw him place in a tie for 15th. Like Woo, Cho has two top-10 finishes this year, placing in a tie for sixth last September at the Kikkor Golf Husky Invitational and finishing in a tie for fourth at the Duck Invitational.
Joining Woo and Cho this weekend on the links are freshmen Brandon McIver and Zach Foushee. Both McIver and Foushee have competed in seven out of the Ducks' eight tournaments this spring; Foushee placed in a tie for 10th at the Duck Invitational, while McIver's best finish was a tie for 26th performance at the Amer Ari Invitational in early February.
Oregon is one of 13 teams in the Tallahassee Regional. Joining the Ducks are the No. 1 seed Washington Huskies, No. 2 seed Georgia Tech, No. 3 Florida State and fourth-seeded North Florida. In addition, fifth-seeded Oklahoma, No. 6 Wake Forest, No. 7 seed NC State and No. 9 seed Oregon State make the trip southeast. Rounding out the 13 teams are No. 10 Iowa, No. 11 South Florida, No. 12 San Diego and No. 13 Loyola (Md.).
The Ducks are seeking their 26th appearance in the NCAA Championships. Oregon must place fifth or higher to qualify for the next round of competition. The Ducks have qualified for the NCAA Championships in four out of Martin's first six years at the helm of the program.
Live coverage of the NCAA Tallahassee Regional is available on golfstat.com.