ATHENS, Ga. --- The 16th-ranked Georgia men's golf team will compete in the Tempe (Ariz.) Regional May 16-18 in an attempt to qualify for the NCAA Championships.
The Tempe Regional will be played at the ASU Karsten Golf Course, the home of Arizona State. The top five teams from each of the six national regionals will advance to the NCAA Championships, which will be held May 28-June 2 at the Capital City Club's Crabapple Course in Alpharetta.
The third-seeded Bulldogs will join a field that includes UCLA, Duke, Texas A&M, Clemson, Vanderbilt, UCF, North Carolina, Arizona State, Kennesaw State, Arizona, Austin Peay, New Mexico State and Leigh.
The other hosts will be Washington State, LSU, Oho State, Arkansas and Florida State. Eighty-one teams and 45 individuals were invited to the six regionals on Monday.
Georgia will be making its 24th appearance since the NCAA went to the regionals format for the 1989 season and the Bulldogs have advanced to the NCAAs 16 times in the previous 23 campaigns. Under Coach Chris Haack, the Bulldogs have been invited to 17 straight regionals, moving on to the NCAAs 14 of the previous 16 seasons.
"We are definitely looking forward to playing in the Tempe Regional," Haack said. "The field is a strong one, and we'll have to be at our best to be one of the teams to advance. As usual, there is no margin for error at this time of the season. We'll have to practice hard in the coming days and come into this event extremely focused."
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