Dores open regional play Thursday
May 14, 2014
The Commodores will participate in the San Antonio Regional this Thursday through Saturday at the Briggs Ranch Golf Course in an event hosted by the University of Texas-San Antonio, their second consecutive regional appearance under head coach Scott Limbaugh. Vanderbilt will be the number four seed in the regional.
The Commodores' selection marks the third time the program has appeared in consecutive regionals. Vanderbilt also made back-to-back appearances in 2009 and 2010 and made three consecutive regionals from 2003-2005.
Vanderbilt will compete with Georgia, UCF, UCLA, South Florida, SMU, Georgia Southern, Georgia State, TCU, Northwestern, College of Charleston, VCU, and Columbia. The Commodores will send senior Charlie Ewing, juniors Ben Fogler, Jordan Janico, and Hunter Stewart, and sophomore Carson Jacobs to the regional this weekend.
"First of all, we are really excited about this opportunity and this regional site," said Vanderbilt head coach Scott Limbaugh. "We get to play on similar courses with similar grass at home everyday so that's to our advantage."
The Briggs Ranch Golf Club will be set up as a par-72, 7,247-yard format for the tournament, and the Commodores will tee off with #5-seed South Florida and #6-seed SMU at 8:20 a.m. CT off of the 10th tee on Thursday. Eighteen holes will be played Thursday through Saturday, with live scoring found at Golfstat.com throughout the weekend.
"Postseason golf is about trusting the work you have put in, focusing on the right things, and having fun," said Limbaugh. "We have had a couple of great weeks of focused practice and the guys are ready to compete."
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 23 through May 28 at the Prairie Dunes Country Club in Hutchinson, Kansas. Additionally, the top individual not affiliated with a qualifying team in the six regionals will also advance to the finals at Prairie Dunes.
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