Southwest: Oregon claims 10-shot victory
Saturday, May 22, 2010
Lance and Asher break down an action-packed weekend at the six NCAA Men’s regionals.
Team champion: Oregon (6-over 870)
Individual champion: Nick Delio, CSU-Northridge (3-under 213)
The top 5: 2. Augusta State (880), T-3. California, Tennessee, UNLV (886)
Close, but not cigar: 6. UCF (893), 7. New Mexico State (895)
Individual advancer: Nick Delio, CSU-Northridge (3-under 213)
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Oregon ran away with the Southwest Regional title Saturday at Carlton Oaks Golf Club in Santee, Calif., shooting 2-under 286 to complete a 10-shot victory. It's the first regional title for Oregon in program history.
The Ducks went five shots lower than any other team in the field Saturday, and finished at 6-over 870 for the tournament. The final-round charge was led by Isaiah Telles, who shot a 5-under 67. Telles eagled the par-5 ninth hole, and recorded four other birdies on the day. Telles was T-3 individually.
Augusta State was second alone at 16-over 880. California, Tennessee and UNLV all tied for third at 22-over 886, rounding out the top 5 teams that now are eligible to compete at the national championship beginning June 1 at the Honors Course in Chattanooga, Tenn.
Nick Delio of CSU Northridge, playing as an individual this week, won the individual title by a single shot with his 3-under 213. Delio also will advance to the national championship.
Oregon’s Daniel Miernicki was second another shot back, while Telles and UNLV’s Eddie Olson were T-3 at 1-under 215.