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#5 Vols Place Second In Austin Regional, Punch Ticket to NCAA Championships

#5 Vols Place Second In Austin Regional, Punch Ticket to NCAA Championships

AUSTIN, Texas – The fifth-ranked Tennessee men’s golf team is headed to the NCAA Championships following a second-place finish at the Austin Regional.

By way of being one of the top five teams in the Austin Regional, the Vols qualified for the NCAA Championships, which are set to take place from May 24 to May 29 at Omni La Costa Resort and Spa.

“(I am) just so proud of this group of guys,” said head coach Brennan Webb. “They have taken on every bit of adversity that’s been thrown at them and accepted each and every challenge.”

“No one outside of our circle thought we would be able to accomplish everything we have this semester, but no one inside our circle doubted it. We aren’t done yet.”

The Vols are set to be one of 30 total teams competing at the NCAA Championships, as five teams from each of the six regionals advanced to the final stage. Tennessee’s upcoming appearance in the NCAA Championships marks Webb’s second as a head coach.

As a team at the Austin Regional, the Vols finished runner-up and shot a three-round total of 11-under 841. The second-place finish is Tennessee’s highest regional finish since 2021 and ties for the program’s best regional finish.

Recording his 13th career top-10 finish after tying for fifth, Bryce Lewis fired a 1-under 70 in round three to shoot 5-under overall. With Wednesday’s round, Lewis extends his program-record of career rounds or par or better to 90.

Lance Simpson, Tennessee second-highest finisher, shot 2-under overall to tie for ninth place, which marks a career-high finish.  

Simpson’s best score came in round one where he fired a 1-under 69.

Sophomore Evan Woosley-Reed logged a top-20 finish after shooting even-par overall.

Woosley-Reed now has consecutive top-25 finish after his tied for 15th showing at the NCAA Austin Regional.

Jake Hall posted his seventh top-25 finish of the season after shooting 1-over to tie for 21st.

Hall’s best two rounds came on Monday and Tuesday when he fired 1-under 70s.

Bruce Murphy concluded the NCAA Regional at 3-over and tied for 30th.

Team Leaderboard

1. Texas, 825 (-27)

2. Tennessee, 841 (-11)

3. Notre Dame, 846 (-6)

4. Utah, 850 (-2)

T5. Wake Forest,854 (+2)


T5. BYU, 854 (+2)

T7. UNCG, 863 (+11)

T7. Georgia, 863 (+11)

9. Arkansas State, 869 (+17)

10. Arkansas, 872 (+20)

11. Kansas City, 880 (+28)

12. San Jose State, 887 (+35)

13. Grand Canyon, 893 (+41)

Individual Leaderboard

T5. Bryce Lewis, 67-71-70—208 (-5)



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