PROVO, Utah -- The 23rd ranked Saint Mary's golf team concludes its regular season this weekend at the PING Cougar Classic, hosted by BYU at Riverside Country Club.
The Gaels, coming off their second-straight West Coast Conference team title, join Air Force, Boise State, host BYU, Colorado State, Southern Utah, Utah State, Weber State and Wyoming in the nine-team field. The teams will play 36 holes on Friday with a final round on Saturday. Start times are scheduled for 7 a.m. (Pacific) each day, weather permitting.
Saint Mary's will feature a lineup of seniors Ben Geyer and Mac McClung and juniors Alex Bungert, Dalan Refioglu and Cody Robinson. Freshman Maclayne Marr will participate in the tournament as an individual and his results will not count toward the team score. The four lowest individual scores each round count toward the team total.
The golf course at Riverside Country Club, which opened in 1960, features a William F. Bell design and a 7,142-yard, par 72 layout. BYU won last year’s tournament with a 14-under 850, edging out runner-up Colorado State by five strokes.
Ranked 23rd by Golf World and 24th by Golfweek/Sagarin and GolfStat.com, the Gaels own two tournament titles this season and have finished among the top three teams in nine out of 10 of their 54-hole tournaments this season. Geyer, along with BYU senior Zac Blair, earned WCC co-Player of the Year honors, while head coach Scott Hardy was named the league's Coach of the Year for the seventh time.
Regional selections for the 2013 NCAA Championships will be announced at 6 p.m. on Monday, May 6 via a selection show on NCAA.com. Regionals are scheduled for May 16-18 and selected teams will be assigned to one of six regional sites: Baton Rouge, La., Columbus, Ohio, Fayetteville, Ark., Pullman, Wash., Tallahassee, Fla. or Tempe, Ariz.
Teams and individuals that qualify from the regional championships will participate in the NCAA Championships, scheduled for May 28-June 2 at Capital City Club in Atlanta, Ga.