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Buff Golfers In Final Preparations For NCAA Regional

Buff Golfers In Final Preparations For NCAA Regional

               NORMAN, Okla. — The University of Colorado men’s golf team arrived here Friday evening to begin final preparations for the first leg of NCAA Championships, as the Buffaloes will participate in the Central/Norman Regional which begin here Monday.

               The Buffaloes squeezed in an early morning practice round Friday at Castle Pine Golf Club before departing for Norman, and played a round at Twin Hills Golf & Country Club northeast of Oklahoma City Saturday afternoon.  On Sunday, all 14 teams and five individuals here will play a shotgun practice round at 9 a.m. MDT on the 7,452-yard, par-72 Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club. 
               The first round is scheduled for Monday, the second round Tuesday and final round Wednesday.  Scattered thunderstorms are in the forecast for Sunday and Monday, with temperatures expected to be in the mid-70s all week.
               CU head coach Roy Edwards, in his 17th season at the reins of the program, is very familiar with the golf course the Buffaloes will be playing, which he refers to as “The Jimmie.”  A Kansas golf letterman, he coached the Buffaloes in their final five years in the Big 12 and believes the course will be good for his young team: four sophomores and a true freshman are the five designated scorers going in.
                “It’s a really good course for us and sets up well, fair but tough,” Edwards said.  “Jimmie Austin is one of the most historic courses in college golf.  We have a motivated group and look forward to getting to ‘The Jimmie’ to play and compete.  He feels good about the Buffaloes making the trip and the amount of practice CU was able to get in back in Boulder despite final exams, graduation and the rain late in the week. 
               Edwards and associate coach Derek Tolan have brought a familiar line-up to Norman.  The starting lineup will feature four sophomores, Justin Biwer, Tucker Clark, Jack Holland and Dylan McDermott and a true freshman, Hunter Swanson.  Senior Jack Hughes will also be on trip at the substitute alternate, new to the NCAA’s from six years ago.  All competed in the Pac-12’s at Stanford and the five scorers in almost every tournament this spring.
               “As I said before the Pac-12’s, we’re actually a lot more experienced team than it shows on paper, and I believe our finish bore that out,” Edwards…


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