Ohio State Earns Bid to NCAA Ann Arbor Regional
Donnie Darr and Boo Timko

May 8, 2012

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State men’s golf team earned a spot in an NCAA Men’s Golf Regional, the NCAA selection committee announced Monday night. The Buckeyes will travel to Ann Arbor, Mich., to compete in the 54-hole Ann Arbor Regional, May 17-19.

Six regional tournaments will be conducted as 13 teams and ten individuals will compete in three regionals while the other three regionals will have 14 teams and five individuals. The low five teams and the low individual not on those teams from each regional will advance to the NCAA Championships.  

The selection is second straight for Ohio State under third-year head coach Donnie Darr. It is the team’s 45th appearance overall, dating back to 1945. Last season, the Buckeyes advanced from the San Diego Regional and reached the match play round of the 2011 NCAA Championships.

Ohio State and the rest of the 13-team field will compete on the par 71, 6,723-yard University of Michigan Golf Course. The Buckeyes join Purdue as the only Big Ten schools competing in the regional, while Matt Thompson of Michigan and Erik Van Rooyen of Minnesota will be competing as individuals. Four other Big Ten teams will compete in one of the five regionals – Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Northwestern.

The complete NCAA Tournament field can be found at www.ncaa.com.

NCAA Ann Arbor Regional Field
1. USC
2. Oregon
3. Kent State
4. Virginia
5. Baylor
6. Oklahoma State
7. Kennesaw State
8. TCU
9. Purdue
10. N.C. State
11. Notre Dame
12. Ohio State
13. Navy

1. Peter Williamson, Dartmouth
2. Matt Thompson, Michigan
3. Sebastian MaClean, Xavier
4. Erik Van Rooyen, Minnesota
5. Dan Ellis, Michigan State
6. Tyler Merkel, Ball State
7. Charlie Bill, Akron
8. Chad Ebert, Green Bay
9. William Park, Army
10. Greg Matthias, Delaware