Jon Reehorn's ninth season as the Oregon State Men's golf coach has been special. His group of golfers has qualified for the NCAA Regionals. The first time since 2013 they will head to Regional play.
The Women's team is also heading to NCAA competition. The third straight year they are post-season bound. Here are the details thanks to OSU Athletics!!
The Oregon State men's golf team earned an invitation to the 2019 NCAA Division I Men's Golf Regionals on Wednesday. The Beavers are one of 81 teams to receive a bid and will compete at TPC Myrtle Beach in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina from May 13-15.
"I'm very happy for our guys," Oregon State head coachJon Reehoornsaid. "They've worked very hard and have believed they could get to this point. This is such a fun group of guys to be around. I'm excited we get to continue playing. The season starts over at zero and we are ready to compete in postseason play."
Thirteen teams and 10 individuals not on those teams will compete at each of three regionals while the other three regionals will have 14 teams and five individuals not on those teams. The low five teams and the low individual not on those teams from each regional will advance to the finals.
The finals will be played May 24-29 at Blessings Golf Club in Fayetteville, Ark.
This year's men's golf championships will be broadcast for the sixth consecutive year by Golf Channel with more than 100 news and tournament hours planned again for the NCAA Division I Men's and Women's Golf Championships.
This is the first time the Beavers have advanced to postseason play since 2013. Their best-ever finish at NCAA Regionals is fourth place in 2010, which earned them a trip to NCAA Nationals where they finished in a tie for 16th place.
And here is the Women's golf story!!
The Oregon State women's golf team earned an invitation to the 2019 NCAA Division I Women's Golf Regionals on Wednesday. The Beavers are one of 72 teams to receive a bid and will compete at Tumble Creek Golf Club in Cle Elum, Washington from May 6-8.
This is the third consecutive year the Beavers have earned a trip to postseason play. The last time they advanced three straight years was 1999-2000-2001.
The Beavers finished seventh in Lubbock, Texas in 2017, their best-ever finish at NCAA Regionals, and eighth in Madison, Wis., in 2018.Susie Cavanaghearned a trip to Nationals as an individual in 2017 andNicole Schroederqualified for Nationals in 2018 after winning the individual title at Regionals.
"I'm very proud of the way this team has played all year," Oregon State head coachDawn Shockleysaid. "They have put in the work and now it's time to believe they belong and go out and compete.
"This is what it's all about. A new season starts now."
Four 54-hole regional tournaments will be conducted May 6-8. Each regional will consist of 18 teams and six individuals. The low six teams and three individuals not on those teams from each regional will advance to the national championships to be played May 17-22 at Blessings Golf Club in Fayetteville, Ark.
The Beavers recorded seven top-five finishes this season, including the 12th team title in program history at the Trinity Forest Invitational. They finished second at the East West Match Play and Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational, and third at the Trinity Forest Invitational and MountainView Collegiate.
Ellie Slamaleads the Beavers with a scoring average of 71.75, which includes 17 sub-par rounds and a career-best 6-under 67 at the Pac-Preview in Kona, Hawai'i. She was selected to the All-Pac-12 First Team and set the Oregon State single-season record with seven top-10 finishes.
Olivia Benzinhas the best scoring average of her four-year Oregon State career, a 73.38, and has posted a career-best finish at two events this season, a tie for second, at the East West Match Play and MountainView Collegiate.
Nicole Schroederhas a scoring average of 74.50 with six sub-par rounds, including a season-best 6-under 67 at the Pac-12 Preview.Susie Cavanaghhas a scoring average of 75.38 and has competed at the NCAA Regionals each of the last two years.Mari Nishiurahas a scoring average of 75.93 and finished in a career-best tie for 11th at the Westbrook Spring Invitational.