Men's Golf NCAA Regional to Begin Thursday at Washington State
In the video above, senior Bernie D'Amato and head coach Will Green talk about winning the Ivy League Championship and playing in the NCAA Regional.
Returning to the NCAA Regional for the first time since 2006, the Princeton men's golf team will head to the Palouse Ridge Golf Club in Pullman, Wash. for three rounds Thursday through Saturday.
At stake are one of five team berths through to the NCAA Championship in two weeks. Also, the highest player on the leaderboard not on one of those five teams will go through to the Georgia Tech-hosted event in Atlanta from May 28 to June 2.
The Tigers earned their ticket to the NCAA field by winning the Ivy League Championship two weekends ago at Caves Valley Golf Club in Maryland. Greg Jarmas won the Ivy individual title, Princeton's first Ivy medalist since 2005.
Princeton was a regular in NCAA competition in the 20th century and has made several appearances over the past dozen years as well. Winner of the third-most NCAA titles in history, all from 1914-1940, the Tigers last appeared in the NCAA finals in 1980 and have been to the NCAA Regionals under current head coach Will Green now seven times since 2000.
This will be the first time that Princeton has played under the current format with six NCAA Regionals instead of three, as was the format the last time the Tigers were in the field in 2006. Princeton finished between 23rd and 26th in their six appearances from 2000-06, but just 14 teams will be in the field this time.
The Tigers will be in a very challenging field in Pullman, with two teams in the latest Golfweek top 10 (No. 1 Cal, No. 7 TCU), nine total teams in the Golfweek top 50, and 12 of the 14 teams in the top 75. The Palouse Ridge course will measure 7,308 yards and have a par of 72.
Washington State has created a Tournament Central page for the event, which can be found here and will have live scoring and tee times when available.