New Mexico State won its fourth WAC title in five years. The Aggies finished the 54-
hole championship at 13-under 851, highlighted by a tournament-low, 14-under 274
in the second round. Nevada was second, seven shots back at 6-under 858, followed
by San Jose State at 4-under 860. New Mexico State junior Tim Madigan, the WAC
Player of the Year, cruised to an individual title with rounds of 64-68-70. Madigan
finished at 14-under 202, eight shots better than San Jose State junior Mark Hubbard
and Nevada junior Scott Smith. With the victory, the Aggies received an automatic
berth into the NCAA Regionals.
South Carolina fired a final-round, 2-over-par 864 to overcome a five-shot deficit and
win the East Regional. The Gamecocks completed the 54-hole championship at level-
par 864 to earn their first team title in five years and a trip to the NCAA Championship,
which runs May 18-21 at the Country Club of Landfall in Wilmington, N.C. Also book-
ing a flight to North Carolina were seven other teams. Tennessee finished second, two
shots back at 2-over 866. Next were Auburn and Duke at 4-over 868. Vanderbilt placed
fifth, with Tulane and Pepperdine coming in sixth and seventh, respectively. The final
team to qualify was TCU at 16-over-par 880. Two individuals earned spots at the NCAA
Championship, Rosalyn Kim from Texas Tech and Nina Muehl from East Tennessee.
Big West Men’s Championship
Mission Viejo Country Club, Mission Viejo, Calif.
UC-Irvine dominated both the team and individual play to win the Big West title, its
sixth championship in 10 years. The Anteaters closed with a 9-over-par 297 and
captured the tournament with a 9-over 873 total. Second-place finisher Pacific was 17
shots back at 26-over 890, and Long Beach State finished third, five shots farther back.
UC Irvine senior John Chin blitzed the field by nine shots to win the individual champi-
onship. Chin used rounds of 68-70-71 for a 7-under 209 total to separate himself from
Pacific junior T.J. Bordeaux and Cal Poly freshman Pace Johnson, who shared second
at 2-over-par 218. By winning the conference title, UC Irvine received an automatic
berth into the NCAA Regionals.
NCAA Division I Women’s Central Regional
Otter Creek Golf Club, Columbus, Ind.
Southern California posted the low final round of 16-over 304 to win the Central Re-
gional for the fourth time in five years. The Trojans finished the tournament at 43-over
907, eight shots clear of the field, to earn a trip to the NCAA Championship for the 13th
straight year. Seven more teams earned a berth in the finals. Arizona State was second
at 51-over-par 915 and Purdue took third at 67 over. The next five spots were separated
by only four strokes. New Mexico finished fourth at 72 over, followed by Oklahoma
State, while Florida State and Oregon tied for sixth at 75-over par. The final spot went
to Kent State as the Lady Flashes snuck in by a single stroke at 76 over. The two indi-
vidual qualifiers were Georgia’s Marta Silva Zamora and Denver’s Kimberly Kim.
NCAA Division II Regionals
A total of 110 teams competed across the country last week in the NCAA Division II Region-
als. From that total, 20 teams advanced to the championship, which will be played May 18-21
at The Sagamore Club in Noblesville, Ind. Concord posted a 29-over 893 to win the Atlantic/
East Regional. Garrett Beyor from American International and Drew Deimel from Gannon
qualified as individuals from the region. Barry University won the South/Southeast Regional
with a 54-hole total of 7-under 845. Saint Leo’s J.P. Albuquerque and Baront’s Daniel Claytor
also qualified as individuals. Central Missouri took the Midwest/South Central Regional at
40-over 904. The individual qualifiers were Cyril Bouniol from Abilene Christian and Seth Fair
from Indianapolis. In the Central/West Regional, Sonoma State fired a 1-under 863 to win.
NCAA Division I Women’s West Regional
Stanford Golf Course, Stanford, Calif.
Arizona pulled away from the field late in the final round to win the West Regional by
nine strokes. The Wildcats finished at 24-over 876 to win their third tournament of
the season and first regional title since 200. Joining the Wildcats at the NCAA Cham-
pionship will be seven other teams. UCLA put up a charge early in the final round but
faltered on the back nine to settle for the runner-up spot at 33-over 885. Texas and
Alabama tied for third at 38 over. Virginia held down the fifth spot at 42 over, with Stan-
ford finishing sixth, a stroke farther back. San Jose State posted a 54-hole total of 48
over to finish in seventh. The final spot went to Texas A&M at 51 over. The two individu-
als moving on were LSU’s Megan McChrystal and Oklahoma’s Ellen Mueller.
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