LUBBOCK, Texas – The 13th-ranked Texas Tech men's golf team is headed back to the NCAA Tournament as the Red Raiders picked up their ninth consecutive regional bid this evening as announced by the NCAA men's golf committee.
Texas Tech will be the No. 2 seed at the College Station regional being hosted by the defending NCAA Champion Texas A&M Aggies at the Traditions Club. Texas A&M will be the top seed in the tournament followed by Texas Tech, Georgia, North Florida and TCU. Tournament play begins on Thursday, May 20 and will conclude on Saturday, May 22.
We are excited about going down to Texas A&M," said Texas Tech head coach Greg Sands. "We were there just a few weeks ago for the Aggie Invitational and felt like we really played the course well. Even though we finished third in the tournament, we felt like we were in contention the whole way and so I think that will give our guys some confidence heading in."
The Red Raiders are coming off a fourth place finish at the Big 12 Championships in late April and will be vying for their sixth top-five finish of the season. The top five teams in each regional will advance to the 2010 NCAA Championships that will be held at The Honors Course in Chattanooga, Tenn., June 1-6.
The entire regional field in College Station consists of Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Georgia, North Florida, TCU, Pepperdine, Auburn, North Carolina, Baylor, Tulsa, Rice, Wichita State, Georgetown and Jackson State.