May 9, 2011
The No. 2 ranked UCLA men's golf team will travel south to Rancho Santa Fe, CA, as the top seed in the NCAA West Regional Championship, hosted by the University of San Diego at The Farms Golf Course, May 19-21.
The top five teams following 54 holes of stroke play competition will advance to the NCAA Men's Golf Championship, May 31-June 5 at Karsten Creek Golf Course in Stillwater, OK.
UCLA has won three NCAA Regional titles: 2009 (Central), 2004 and '03 (West). The Bruins placed second in the 2007 West Regional, third in the 2010 East Regional, tied for fourth in the 2005 West Regional and fifth in the 2008 West Regional.
Under Coach Derek Freeman, the Bruins have won one regional championship (2009) and a national championship (2008). Since 2003, the Bruins have recorded eight straight Top 10 regional results and have qualified for the NCAA Championship in each of those seasons, a school record.
The Bruins received one of six regional No.1 seeds. The others are Florida (Golden Ocala GC, Ocala, FL), Georgia Tech (Pete Dye River Course, Blacksburg, VA), Alabama (Wolf Run GC, Zionsville, IN), Oklahoma State (Colorado National GC, Boulder, CO) and Texas A & M, (Omni Tucson National, Tucson, AZ).
Overall, eight Pac-10 teams received berths for regional competition, including USC, a No. 3 seed in the West. Cal, Washington and Arizona will compete at Tucson National. Arizona State travels to Colorado, Stanford visits Indiana and Oregon goes to Florida