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Men's golf selected for NCAA Regionals

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  1. AztecBuff

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    With what looks like little margin to spare (only a couple auto qualifiers seeded below them in the regional), looks like the Buffs have been selected to the NCAA Regional in Tuscaloosa, with all regionals being held May 16th - 18th.

    Congrats to the team!

    No cubuffs article quite yet, but here's one from the NCAA - http://www.ncaa.com/news/golf-men/a...duals-selected-2016-ncaa-division-i-mens-golf .

     
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    Cubuffs article on the Buffs' NCAA regional selection- http://www.cubuffs.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=600&ATCLID=210934798 .

    As it also notes at the end, congrats to junior Jeremy Paul for earning 2nd team All-Pac 12 honors!

    Parts of the article-

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    BOULDER — It was close as can be, but the University of Colorado men’s golf team was invited to the NCAA Championships for the fourth straight season Thursday, as the Buffaloes will participate in the South/Alabama Regional which begins Monday, May 16, in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

    Colorado, ranked No. 66 in the nation (GolfStat; No. 69 Golfweek) is the No. 11 seed in the field and was the last at-large team selected among the 81 that advanced into regional play when taking into account 15 automatic qualifiers. The Buffaloes will be looking to advance to the NCAA Championship Finals for the first time since 2002.

    The Buffs are coming off a sixth-place tie in the Pac-12 Championships, with member schools receiving two No. 1 seeds in the regionals (Stanford and Southern California), along with a 2-seed (Arizona State) and a 3-seed (California). The Big 12 also has two top seeds, with the Big Ten and SEC gathering in the other two.

    “We are obviously excited and relieved at the same time,” CU head coach Roy Edwards said. “I felt we were in but wasn’t sure how close it would be in the end. This has been a big goal of the team this year to make the NCAA’s, especially since we lost two of our top players from last year and had several new guys on the roster.”

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    There are six regional sites and those competing will play 54 holes with the top five teams and top individual who is not a member of those squads earning the right to advance to the NCAA Championship Finals. Those are scheduled for May 27-June 1 at Eugene Country Club in Eugene, Ore.

    PAUL EARNS SECOND-TEAM ALL-PAC 12 HONORS: Junior Jeremy Paul was named second-team All-Pac-12, coming off a tie for seventh place in the league championship last Sunday in which he shot the best score for a 72-hole tournament in CU history. The owner of a 70.46 stroke average this year (fifth-best in the league), he is on pace to shatter the CU single-season record of 71.46 set by Kane Webber in 2003-04. Paul is currently ranked as the No. 40 golfer in the nation, the highest by a Buff this late in the season since 2008-09, when both Patrick Grady (now CU’s assistant coach) and Derek Tolan both were ranked in the top 35.
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