PROVO — The BYU men’s golf team tees off Monday in the Pullman Regional as part of the NCAA championships.
The Cougars finished fourth in the West Coast Conference championships a couple of weeks ago.
“We need to play better, that’s for sure. We had a great fall and we haven’t really put it together like we’re capable of. We’ve seen signs of it throughout the winter and spring but we haven’t put it together,” said coach Bruce Brockbank said. “Anytime you get to the NCAA tournament, you’ve got to have your best stuff. We need to get some consistency and guys playing their best. That gives you the best chance to win.”
Washington State is the host to 14 teams and five individuals competing in the 54-hole regional at the Palouse Ridge Golf Club. The best five teams and the best individual not on those teams advance to nationals on May 24-29 in Fayetteville, Arkansas.
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The field in Pullman includes Oklahoma, Georgia Tech, South Carolina, Texas A&M, UCLA, Colorado State, Florida, Michigan State, Purdue, Kent State, Northern Colorado, Wright State and Iona.
For BYU, this marks the seventh consecutive regional for the team and 26th overall since the NCAA began regional play in 1991. The team advanced to nationals last year for the first time since 2010 after a second-place finish at the Norman Regional.
Peter Kuest tied for fifth in the regional last year and Rhett Rasmussen tied for 18th.