EUGENE – Four of the world’s top amateur golfers, highlighted by Stanford’s Patrick Rodgers, and four of the nation’s top golf programs will be joining Oregon at Eugene Country Club, May 15-17, for the NCAA Men’s Golf West Regional. The NCAA released the field Monday morning via live broadcast on the Golf Channel’s Morning Drive program.
The Ducks, who are the seventh-seed in the West Regional and No. 40 according to Golfstat, will play host to No. 3 Stanford, No. 10 Houston, No. 15 Oklahoma, No. 22 South Carolina, No. 27 Baylor, No. 34 Liberty, No. 47 Tennessee, No. 51 North Florida, No. 58 East Tennessee State, No. 64 Chattanooga, No. 116 Wichita State and No. 151 Northern Colorado. Ten individuals from San Jose State, Air Force, Oregon State, Sacramento State, Pacific, Loyola Marymount, San Francisco, UC Irvine and Pepperdine will also be playing in the West Regional.
“We’re excited to host the NCAA Regionals,” said head coach Casey Martin. “Each region will be one of the best amateur golf events in the world, a top 30 type event. Ours will be special this year because we’ll have some of the best individual players in Eugene. Not only will we have some great individual players, the level and depth of the field will also make it an amazing tournament.”
Joining Rodgers at the West Regional will be teammate Cameron Wilson, Oliver Goss of Tennessee and Kyle Jones of Baylor.
“Rodgers is the No. 1-ranked amateur in the world and in college,” said Martin. “He’s declared his intentions to turn pro after his junior year. He’s quite frankly as good of a player that has come out of the conference, maybe since Tiger.”
“He’s going to be here along with his teammate Cameron Wilson, who is the seventh-ranked player in the world and second-ranked player in college. Those two guys are phenomenal players and it will be fun to watch them.”
Tennessee’s Oliver Goss, who is currently ranked 11th in the world, will also be joining Rodgers and Wilson in Eugene.
“Oliver is a pretty special player,” Martin Said. “He’s one of the top-ranked amateurs in the world and finished in 49th-place at The Masters.”
The Ducks have qualified for the regional for the eighth-straight year under the direction of Martin. The last time Oregon missed out on the regional round was the 2005-06 season, the year before Martin took over at the helm.
Oregon won the Southwest Regional back in 2010 and placed second three separate times (2008, 2009 and 2012) in the regional round. The Ducks have also advanced to the NCAA Championships four times (2008-10, 2012) under Martin.
Action on the par-70, 6,990 yards course at Eugene Country Club is slated to begin on Thursday, May 15, and end on Saturday, May 17. Teams are schedule to tee off on the first and 10th tee boxes beginning at 8 a.m. (PT).
Eugene Country Club | Eugene,Ore.
Hosted by Oregon
Teams [Automatic Qualifier]:
1. Stanford [Pac-12 Conferece]
4. South Carolina
6. Liberty [Big South Conferece]
9. North Florida
10. East Tennessee State
12. Wichita State [Missouri Valley Conferece]
13. Northern Colorado [Big Sky Conferece]
1. Cody Blick, San Jose State
2. Kyle Westmoreland, Air Force
3. David Fink, Oregon State
4. Owen Taylor, Sacramento State
5. Byron Meth, Pacific
6. Tyler Torano, Loyola Marymount
7. Alex Wennstam, GRU Augusta
8. Pete Fernandez, UC Irvine
9. Alex Franklin, Oregon State
10. Frederick Wedel, Pepperdine