Golf

Nevada headed to Albuquerque for NCAA Regionals

26 Th11 2021 | 01:57

RENO, Nev. – The Nevada men’s golf team is headed to NCAA Regionals for a third consecutive time.

“I’m excited for my guys,” said head coach Jacob Wilner. “They have worked hard and earned the right to compete in the post season. We will be ready for Albuquerque!”

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 May 17-19. Aside from Nevada, two other Mountain West programs will also compete in the Albuquerque Regional, including host New Mexico and Boise State. 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 and No. 22 Texas Tech.

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. The 2020 NCAA Regionals were canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This marks just the 14th regionals appearance overall for the program in its history. Nevada is currently ranked 63rd in the country according to GolfStat.

The Wolf Pack bolstered its NCAA Regionals résumé last week at the Mountain West Championship where the team tied with New Mexico at 19-under par for the team lead after 54 holes of play, but was bested by the Lobos on the first playoff hole. That runner-up showing marked the best finish for the Pack at a conference championship since 2010. Including that finish at the MW Championship, Nevada notched four top 10s this season, including a second runner-up finish at the Lamkin San Diego Classic back in March.

Thirty teams and six individuals will advance from regional sites to the national championships to be played May 28 – June 2 at Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale, Ariz.