Second-ranked USC is top-seeded in the NCAA men’s first-round regional tournament at Aldarra Golf Club in Sammamish, Wash, while No. 4 Stanford is the top seed for the regional at its home course, Stanford Golf Course (pictured).
“Top seed. Home cooking. Can’t wait,” an administrator posted on the Stanford Men’s Golf page on Facebook.
The 54-hole first-round tournaments will be played on May 15-17, leading to the NCAA Championships at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove, Ill., on May 25-31.
Other top-seeded teams in the regionals are LSU at the University Club in Baton Rouge, La.; Vanderbilt at the Grove Golf Course in College Grove, Tenn.; Florida on the Kampen Course at Birck Boilermaker Golf Complex in West Lafayette, Ind., and Oklahoma State at the University of Texas Golf Club in Austin, Texas.
Also in the Stanford regional are Pepperdine, UC Santa Barbara and Sacramento State, while St. Mary’s will compete in the West Lafayette regional, and San Diego State will play in the Sammamish regional.
Defending national champion Oregon, which recently won the Pacific 12 Conference Championship, will play in the Baton Rogue regional.
Golfers from California schools who qualified as individuals include Collin Morikawa of Cal, Hayden Shieh of Santa Clara, David Kim of UC Irvine, Andres Gonzalez of Long Beach State and Felix Mory of Cal State Northridge in the Stanford regional; Hidetoshi Yoshihara and Cole Madey of UCLA; Tim Widing of San Francisco in the Sammamish regional, and Tyler Collier of UCLA in the College Grove regional.