May 15, 2013
The Commodore men's golf team will begin postseason play this Thursday morning at the ASU Karsten Golf Course in the Tempe, Ariz., Regional in an event hosted by Arizona State. Vanderbilt, under first-year head coach Scott Limbaugh, will make its first regional appearance since 2010 as the number six seed.
The Commodores will compete with UCLA, Duke, Georgia, Texas A&M, Clemson, UCF, North Carolina, Arizona State, Kennesaw State, Arizona, Austin Peay, New Mexico State, and Lehigh.
"We're very excited for the opportunity to compete in the regional in Tempe," said Limbaugh. "The guys have created an opportunity for themselves to play in another tournament, and we are looking forward to the challenge to prepare both mentally and physically."
The Commodores will send their same starting five from the SEC Championship - junior Charlie Ewing, sophomores Ben Fogler, Jordan Janico, and Hunter Stewart, and freshman Zack Jaworski.
The ASU Karsten Course will be set up as a par-70, 7,036-yard format, and Vanderbilt will tee off with #4-seed Texas A&M and #5-Clemson off of the number ten tee beginning at 7:30 a.m. Pacific time. Eighteen holes will be played Thursday through Saturday, with live scoring found at Golfstat.com throughout the weekend.
Thirteen teams were selected to three regional sites and 14 were selected in three others, with the top five teams from each regional advancing to the NCAA Championship, which takes place May 28 through June 2 at the Capital City Club's Crabapple Course in Atlanta, Ga. Additionally, the top individual not affiliated with a qualifying team in the six regionals will also advance to the finals in Atlanta.