Washington men, Oregon men miss out on NCAA Championships

Updated: May 31, 2011

Washington finished the NCAA Men’s Golf Southwest Regional at -7 overall after shooting a 4-under 280 in the final round, but Arizona rallied late on their home course to pass the Huskies and claim the last of five spots and advance to the NCAA Championship.

At the Southeast Regional, the University of Oregon men finished tied for 10th and missed out on their fourth straight trip to the NCAA Championships.

The Huskies and Wildcats battled all day and it came down the stretch to determine who would advance to Stillwater, Oklahoma for a chance to play for the national championship. Washington entered the clubhouse tied with the Wildcats, with Arizona still having several holes left to play. The Wildcats got three-consecutive birdies from their No. 1 player Tarquin MacManus, starting at 15 to put Arizona up two strokes. With the Huskies needing him to double-bogey No. 18 to force a tie, MacManus scored bogey to send his team into the championship.

It will be just the second time in Thurmond’s 10 years as UW’s head coach that his team will not play in the championship.

San Diego State won the team title comfortably at -19. Texas A&M was second at -12.