BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — The field for the six regionals comprising the 2012 NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championships was announced Monday night, and the Bowling Green Regional, hosted by Western Kentucky University, features seven conference champions and four teams in the top-20 of the Golf Coaches Association of America rankings, including two in the top-6.
The 14 teams and five individuals will be playing three rounds May 17-19 at The Club at Olde Stone for the right to advance to the finals May 29-June 3 at Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, Calif.
Traveling to Bowling Green for regional competition, in seeded order, will be fourth-ranked UCLA, sixth-ranked Arkansas, number-15 Texas A&M, 19th-ranked Clemson, North Texas, Chattanooga, Memphis, Virginia Tech, Northwestern, Iowa State, Colorado State, Jacksonville State, Pennsylvania and Alabama State.
Competing in Bowling Green as individuals will be Jace Long of Missouri, Justin Dorward of Louisville, Vanderbilt's Adam Hofmann, Emilio Cuartero of Missouri and Austin Peay's Anthony Bradley.
The five low teams and the low individual not on those teams will advance to the finals.
WKU hosted a regional in 2009, where UCLA captured the regional championship and Matt Hill of North Carolina State was the regional medalist. UCLA, Washington, Georgia Tech, Ohio State and Duke advanced from the 2009 Bowling Green Regional, as did Hill.
All three days of competition are open to the public, and there is no admission charge.