Men's Golf Headed to NCAA Championships

May 10, 2017

2017 NCAA II West/South Central Super Regional Results Get Acrobat Reader

STOCKTON, Calif. – The Western Washington University men’s golf team finished in a tie for 3rd place at the 2017 NCAA Division II West/South Central Super Regional played Monday-Wednesday at Brookside Country Club, punching its ticket to the NCAA II National Championships later this month.

The Vikings battled windy conditions down the stretch on the Par 72, 6,777-yard course to finish with a final round team score of 1-under-par 287. WWU’s 54-hole team score of 17-under-par 847 tied with Cal State East Bay, and was one stroke better than 5th-place Cal State Monterey Bay. The top 5 in the team standings advance to the 2017 NCAA Division II Championships that will be played May 22-26 at Reunion Resort in Kissimmee, Fla.

“It was an amazing finish and an all-around great week for the Vikings,” said head coach Luke Bennett, in his fourth year leading the program. “The entire team all year long has done everything I asked and shown they can play with anyone. Their solid season is just solidified by this week's great performance.”

This marks WWU’s ninth trip to the Division II Championships and first since 2013. The Vikings have qualified for the regional tournament in all 19 seasons since Western joined the Division II ranks.

“What an accomplishment for this great group of guys,” added Bennett. “The whole team, all 11 guys, played a big part in this. We are excited to continue our season and represent Western Washington University on the national stage.”

Senior Brett Johnson (Ridgefield, WA/Oregon State) led the Vikings with a 3-under-par 69 in the final round to finish the competition in a tie for 6th place at 10-under-par 206. Johnson was 1-under at the turn on Wednesday, and then helped seal the trip to nationals with four birdies on the back nine.

Senior Chris Hatch added a solid 2-under-par 70 in the final round to finish the tournament in a tie for 15th place at -5 (211). Hatch carded four birdies on the back nine to solidify WWU’s standing in the top five.

“Chris and Brett were rock stars today,” said Bennett on his two seniors. “They battled, stayed patient and were very calm all day. They were true leaders. I am very fortunate to have those two, along with Jeffrey (Marcum) as seniors leading our team.”

Sophomore Michael Butler (Sammamish, WA/Skyline) turned in a 2-over-par 74 in the final round to finish in a tie for 31st at -2 (214) for the tournament.

Senior Jeffrey Marcum (Richland, WA/South Mountain CC) tied for 91st (+8, 224) and sophomore Cody Roth (Bellingham, WA) tied for 101st in the 108-player field at +12 (228).

California Baptist won regional title finishing the tournament at 30-under-par, an 11-stroke advantage over 2nd-place Stanislaus State. Trevor Lampson of Cal Baptist won individual medalist honors finishing at 15-under-par (201), which included a 10-under-par 62 in Monday’s first round.

Here is a complete listing of WWU’s competitors in the NCAA II West/South Central Super Regional and the team leaderboard:

2017 NCAA DII West/South Central Super Regional
Brookside Country Club (Par 72 – 6,777 Yards)

Pos.

Team/Player

To Par

Rd 1

Rd 2

Rd 3

Total

T3

Western Washington

-17

282

278

287

847

T6

Brett Johnson

-10

70

67

69

206

T15

Chris Hatch

-5

67

74

70

211

T31

Michael Butler

-2

73

67

74

214

T91

Jeffrey Marcum

+8

72

70

82

224

T101

Cody Roth

+12

79

75

74

228

Pos.

Team

To Par

Rd 1

Rd 2

Rd 3

Total

1.

California Baptist

-30

274

273

287

834

2.

Stanislaus State

-19

289

273

283

845

3.

Western Washington

-17

282

278

287

847

 

Cal State East Bay

-17

278

283

286

847

5.

Cal State Monterey Bay

-16

282

286

280

848

6.

Chico State

-14

285

288

277

850

7.

Sonoma State

-8

274

289

293

856

8.

Midwestern State

-6

277

283

298

858

 

Colorado - Colorado Springs

-6

293

278

287

858

10.

Dixie State

-5

282

281

296

859

 

Colorado State - Pueblo

-5

283

286

290

859

12.

BYU Hawai'i

-4

290

278

292

860

13.

Texas A&M International

-2

285

288

289

862

 

Colorado Mines

-2

290

280

292

862

 

Dallas Baptist

-2

285

290

287

862

16.

Cameron

+1

285

292

288

865

17.

St. Mary's (TX)

+2

289

289

288

866

18.

Colorado Christian

+4

285

298

285

868

19.

Holy Names

+9

286

291

296

873

20.

St. Edward's

+10

288

285

301

874


And here is a look at the complete field for the 2017 NCAA Division II Golf Championships:

ATLANTIC/EAST REGIONAL

The Resort at Glade Springs, Daniels, West Virginia; Host: Mountain East Conference

  TEAMS
1. Dominican (New York)
2. St. Thomas Aquinas
3. Charleston (West Virginia)
4. Le Moyne
  INDIVIDUALS
1. Chris Kupniewski, Mercyhurst
2. Connor Sheehan, Millersville

CENTRAL/MIDWEST REGIONAL

Awarii Dunes, Axtell, Nebraska; Host: University of Nebraska at Kearney

  TEAMS
1. Central Missouri
2. Ferris State
3. Lindenwood (Missouri)
4. Arkansas Tech
  INDIVIDUALS
1. Keenai Sampson, McKendree
2. DJ Vogt, Bellarmine

SOUTH/SOUTHEAST REGIONAL

The Shoals Golf Club, Muscle Shoals, Alabama; Host: University of North Alabama

  TEAMS
1. West Florida
2. Florida Southern
3. Lynn
4. Florida Tech
5. Barry
6. Newberry
7. North Alabama
  INDIVIDUALS
1. Richard Mansell, Nova Southeastern
2. Ryan Gendron, Saint Leo

SOUTH CENTRAL/WEST REGION

Brookside Country Club, Stockton, California; Hosts: University of the Pacific and Visit Stockton

  TEAMS
1. California Baptist
2. Stanislaus State
3. Cal State East Bay
3. Western Washington
5. Cal State Monterey Bay
  INDIVIDUALS
1. Nicolas Herrera, Brigham Young-Hawaii
1. Kelley Sullivan, Chico State