26 Th11 2021 | 02:00
RENO, Nev. – NCAA Regionals, which begins this Monday, is the next test that awaits the Nevada men’s golf team.
The Wolf Pack, which will play as the No. 10 seed in the 14-team regional, will head to Albuquerque, N.M. where the Lobos will host at its home course, the Championship Course at UNM. The 54-hole regional will take place Monday through Wednesday, with 18 holes to be played each day. Aside from Nevada, two other Mountain West programs will also compete in the Albuquerque Regional, including host New Mexico and Boise State. It will be a stacked field in Albuquerque as the Wolf Pack, Lobos and Broncos will be joined in the field by top 25 programs such as No. 1 Oklahoma, No. 12 Arizona State, No. 14 Texas A&M, No. 22 Texas Tech and the defending national champions, Stanford.
This selection is the Wolf Pack’s third consecutive at-large bid as it was sent to Athens, Ga. in the 2019 NCAA Regionals, finishing seventh in the 13-team field and just shy of advancing to NCAA Nationals. This marks the 14th regionals appearance overall for the program in its history. To get to this point the Wolf Pack recorded four top 10 finishes this season, including a tie for first at the Mountain West Championship where the team finished the championship at 19-under par but fell to New Mexico on the first playoff hole.
Head coach Jacob Wilner will send the same five that competed at the Mountain West Championship to compete in regionals next week, including seniors Sam Harned, Sam Meek and Brendan MacDougall, and juniors Peyton Callens and Trey Davis. Harned has put together a solid senior season as he leads the team with a scoring average of 71.38 and was named to the All-Mountain West team earlier this week. Callens though has been one of the Pack’s most consistent golfers over the team’s last few events, playing those three tournaments at a combined 7-under par.
In order to qualify for NCAA Nationals, the Wolf Pack will need to finish in the top five next week in Albuquerque. Live scoring for the entire tournament will be available on Golfstat.com.
Date: May 17-19
Course: UNM Championship Course – Albuquerque, N.M.
Host: New Mexico
Field: No. 1 Oklahoma, No. 12 Arizona State, No. 14 Texas A&M, No. 22 Texas Tech, New Mexico, Stanford, Oregon State, Boise State, South Carolina, Nevada, San Diego, Oakland, New Mexico State, Prairie View A&M
Play: 54 holes of stroke play; 18 holes each day
Live scoring: www.golfstat.com
1. Sam Harned
2. Sam Meek
3. Brendan MacDougall
4. Peyton Callens
5. Trey Davis
2021 Wolf Pack Season Schedule
Feb. 15-17, THE PRESTIGE, T15th out of 24 teams, 287-294-298=879 (+27)
Mar. 8-10, LAMKIN SAN DIEGO CLASSIC, 2nd out of 20 teams, 286-298-290=871 (+10)
Mar. 20-21, NATIONAL INVITATIONAL TOURNAMENT, 13th out of 18 teams, 288-292-290=870 (+6)
Mar. 25-27, THE GOODWIN, 6th out of 28 teams, 284-287-277=848 (+8)
Apr. 10-12, EL MACERO CLASSIC, 11th out of 15 teams, 301-281-298=880 (+16)
Apr. 23-24, PING COUGAR CLASSIC, 10th out of 19 teams, 285-295-277=857 (-7)
Apr. 30-May 1, MOUNTAIN WEST CHAMPIONSHIP, 2nd out of 11 teams, 292-282-271=845
May 17-19, NCAA REGIONALS, UNM Championship Course – Albuquerque, N.M.