Welcome to the official web site of the 2009 NCAA® Division II Men's Golf National Championships, hosted by Western Washington University. The event is scheduled to take place May 19-22 at the Loomis Trail Golf Club in Blaine, Washington.BELLINGHAM, Wash. - Western Washington University will host the school's first national tournament next week when the 47th annual NCAA Division II National Men's Golf Tournament takes place on May 19-22 at the Loomis Trail Golf Club in Blaine. Twenty teams and eight individuals from non-qualifying teams will take part in the four-day, 72-hole event. Admission is free.
The following is a list of teams and individual that have advanced to the 2009 NCAA Division II Men's Golf Championships. The championships will consist of both team and individual competition conducted concurrently. All participants will compete throughout the entire 72 holes of competition. In the team competition, the low four scores for each team will count in each day's total score.
East/Atlantic Super Regional
BELLINGHAM, Wash. (Oct. 2, 2007) --- Western Washington University will host the 2009 NCAA Division II National Men's Golf Championship on May 19-22 at the Loomis Trail Golf and Country Club and the Semiahmoo Resort and Spa. Making that announcement was Vikings' Associate Director of Athletics and head men's golf coach Steve Card.
This is the first NCAA championship that Western has hosted in any sport. The Vikings had the men's golf Super Regional in 2004, and regional championships in men's and women's basketball, cross country and women's golf.
"Having a championship of this magnitude is going to be one of the biggest, if not the biggest sporting event to hit Whatcom County," said Card. "For Western to host this event, it's going to make for an amazing week."
"I've been to 11 national championships and every time I've thought to myself what it would be like to host one. Then over the years when we were host to regional championships in basketball, golf and cross country, I've seen the quality and caliber of the event we've put on. It became more and more apparent that we could not only host a national championship, but have it be one of the best there's been."
Loomis Trail measures 7,137 yards in length. It was the site of the 1996 Pacific Northwest Golf Amateur as well as a qualifying site for the 2003 United States Golf Association Senior Open and the 2006 United States Amateur qualifier.
"It's a pretty stout test," Card said of Loomis Trail. "Water comes into play on all 18 holes. Over the course of four days, it will definitely identify the best team and the best individual in the country."
"I wanted it to be a tremendous experience for the student-athletes, which ultimately is what it's all about," said Card. "And I think we've got that in a golf course like Loomis Trail and a facility like the Semiahmoo Resort.
The last time the championship was held in the west was 2003 at Sunriver, Oregon, when Chico State was the host. Card felt that worked in Western's favor when submitting the bid.
"The committee is excited to play in the northwest part of the country," said Dick Beechner, chair of the NCAA II Men's Golf Committee and head coach at University of Nebraska-Kearney. "We're looking forward to a great golf course in Loomis Trail."
"We're very impressed with the administration at Western Washington University and we feel that they are going to do a great job of hosting the championship in 2009."
Loomis Trail Golf Course was designed by Graham Cooke and is the #1 public golf course in Washington as rated by Golf Digest, 2005. It's also the only course in Washington state to make the nation's Top 100. Constructed with the Northwest in mind, Loomis Trail is at the top of the list for year-round play. The scenic beauty is unsurpassed, and the consistently smooth, fast, and true greens put Loomis trail among the Northwest's elite courses. An extensive canal and lake system brings water into play on all 18 holes, giving Loomis Trail one of the highest slope ratings in the state of Washington.
The course is open to the public on even days of the month. The spacious Tudor-style clubhouse offers a full range of services including a Pro Shop, full-service lounge, snack bar and banquet facilities.
"It's a pretty stout test. Water comes into play on all 18 holes. Over the course of four days, it will definitely identify the best team and the best individual in the country."
(L-R): 2008-09 Western Washington University Men's Golf Team
Great Northwest Athletic Conference champions
Head Coach Steve Card, Jake Koppenberg, Jake Webb, Brandon Brown, Julian Peters, Thomas Jun
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