The Washington men’s golf team is set to compete at the 2023 NCAA Regionals hosted by Auburn University, May 15-17. With the season nearing its crescendo, the Huskies will travel south, looking to advance to the NCAA National Championships in Scottsdale, scheduled for May 26-31.
Washington will contend with 12 other teams over three rounds at Auburn University Club, a par 72, 7,591-yard course. Five teams will move on, as will one individual who is not a member of the five low-scoring teams.
Ordered by seed, the following teams will be present at the Auburn Regional:
- Colorado State
- Ohio State
Among the field, five teams enter this NCAA Regional ranked within the top-25 nationally. Washington, presently ranked No. 26 in the country, will face fierce competition from a talented pool of teams. Playing with consistency in the face of high stakes will be a goal throughout the three days of tournament play.
“I am not sure it will be a track meet in terms of scoring, and I think being solid and steady will be rewarded more here,” said UW coach Alan Murray.
Two weeks ago, the Huskies took 5th place at the Pac-12 Championships and played quite well amid challenging course conditions at Stanford Golf Course. Washington will look to continue their strong performances of late at this week’s regional, and this event will demand their best.
“The course is long and challenging… driving it well will be important,” said Murray. “The course is definitely to be respected and you have to use your head when playing it. Patience is very important and you are wise to not try to force it from a scoring perspective.”
Washington will begin round one with this lineup:
Substitute – Robert Galligan
With a promising body of work from the 2023 season and an opportunity to advance to the NCAA Championships hinging on a strong team effort, the Huskies are poised for this week’s challenge.
“You have to be smart with your approach shots and be aware where the pins are and what’s around it,” said Murray. “The greens are good, and they are firm, so it makes it challenging to get it close to certain pins.”
The NCAA Regional begins at 6:00 a.m. PT on Monday morning. Beginning round one with the back nine, the first of Washington’s pairings is slated to tee…
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