May 7, 2012
Vanderbilt senior Adam Hofmann has been selected to compete as an individual at an NCAA Regional Site in Bowling Green, Ky., at The Club at Olde Stone. Hofmann, from Pittsburgh, Pa., was Vanderbilt’s leading golfer this season with a 73.2 stroke average.
Hofmann posted two top five finishes, three top 10’s, and five top 20’s in his senior season in 2011-12, with his highest finish coming at the Memphis Intercollegiate, when he ended the tournament in a tie for fourth out of 69 golfers. Hofmann also finished in a tie for fifth at the Carmel Cup, and ended The Prestige at PGA West in a tie for 10th in one of the nation’s toughest fields.
This is Hofmann’s second consecutive appearance as an individual at an NCAA Regional. Hofmann ended the 2011 East Regional at Virginia Tech in a tie for 28th. The Commodores fell just short of qualifying for the NCAA Tournament field in team play.
“It’s a nice way for him to end his career, but I’m disappointed for the other guys not making it as a team,” said Vanderbilt head coach Tom Shaw. “We gave it a good run at the end of the season to try to get ourselves into contention. But, Hof is looking forward to playing at The Olde Course. We played there in a regional a few years ago and he feels very confident about that course.”
Fourteen teams and five individuals were selected to the Bowling Green Regional, with the top five teams and the top individual not affiliated with those teams advancing to the NCAA Championship, which will be held May 29-June 3 the Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, Calif., where Southern Cal will serve as the host.
The 54-hole regional tournament will take place May 17-19.