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Men's Golf Earns No. 5 Seed at NCAA West Regional

Greg Priest has led Baylor to the NCAA Tournament in all 11 seasons as head coach.

Greg Priest has led Baylor to the NCAA Tournament in all 11 seasons as head coach.

May 5, 2014

WACO, Texas - The No. 27-ranked Baylor men's golf team has earned the No. 5 seed in the NCAA Eugene (Ore.) Regional of the Division I Men's Golf Championship. The bracket was announced Monday morning, and it gave Baylor a 17th consecutive postseason appearance, extending one of the nation's longest streaks for NCAA regional bids.

The three-day, 54-hole tournament runs May 15-17 and will be held at the par-70, 6,990-yard course at Eugene Country Club, in Eugene, Ore., which is one of six regional sites. Additional regionals will be played in Auburn, Ala., Columbia, Mo., Raleigh, N.C., Sugar Grove, Ill. and San Antonio, Texas.

"We are excited about playing in the NCAA regional," head coach Greg Priest said. "It's a great opportunity for us and we are going to need all five guys playing at a high level. If we can stay focused on the process and control what we can control, I like our chances."

The top five teams and low three individuals not on advancing teams will move on to the NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championship, which will be played May 23-28 at Prairie Dunes Country Club in Hutchinson, Kansas.

Baylor is one of eight teams in the 13-team regional that is ranked in the top-50 teams nationally according to the latest GolfStat rankings. The Bears are joined by No. 3 Stanford, No. 10 Houston, No. 15 Oklahoma, No. 22 South Carolina, No. 34 Liberty, No. 40 Oregon and No. 47 Tennessee. North Florida, East Tennessee State, Tennessee-Chattanooga, Wichita State and Northern Colorado will also compete at the regional.

Live scoring for all three rounds of the NCAA West Regional will be available at www.GolfStat.com. For updates throughout the tournament, follow @BaylorMGolf on twitter.

NCAA West Regional Seeds:
1. Stanford
2. Houston
3. Oklahoma
4. South Carolina
5. Baylor
6. Liberty
7. Oregon
8. Tennessee
9. North Florida
10. East Tennessee State
11. Tennessee-Chattanooga
12. Wichita State
13. Northern Colorado

 

 

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