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Men’s Golf Tees off at NCAA Stockton Regional

STOCKTON, Calif. – The University of Houston Men’s Golf program begins its postseason run when it tees off in the NCAA Stockton Regional at The Reserve at Spanos Park starting Monday morning.

The Cougars will compete as the No. 10 seed at the 14-team Regional. This marks the second straight season in which the Cougars advanced to the NCAA Regional under Director of Golf Jonathan Dismuke and the eighth time during his Houston career.

Six NCAA Regionals will be played across the nation, beginning Monday. In addition to Stockton, Calif., those venues include Traditions Club (Bryan, Texas; hosted by Texas A&M); Champion Course – PGA National Resort (Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.; hosted by Florida Atlantic); The Course at Yale (New Haven, Conn.; hosted by Yale); Jimmie Austin Golf Club (Norman, Okla.; hosted by Oklahoma) and OSU Golf Club (Columbus, Ohio; hosted by Ohio State).

The top five teams and low individual not on an advancing team will compete at the NCAA Championships, set for May 27-June 1 at Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale, Ariz.

This will be the first time the Cougars have played in California since the 2017 NCAA Stanford Regional.

LIVE SCORING

Fans can follow live scoring at the NCAA Stockton Regional on GolfStat by clicking here.

ABOUT the COUGARS

The Cougars will be represented by senior alexander francesjunior Marcus Wochnersenior braxton watkinsjunior Austyn Reily and redshirt freshman Jacob Borow.

In 2021-22, the Cougars overcame a slow start in the fall to play some of their best golf heading into the NCAA postseason.

The Cougars have earned five Top-Five team finishes in the last six tournaments on their spring schedule.

Senior and two-time All-Conference performer alexander frances leads the Cougars with a 72.18 scoring average, 15 rounds of par or better, nine rounds in the 60s and five Top-10 finishes this season.

Fellow senior and All-Conference performer braxton watkins stands second on the team with a 72.76 average and is tied with junior and two-time All-Conference star Marcus Wochner for second with 14 rounds of par or better.

Frances, Watkins and Wochner were named to the All-American Athletic Conference Team and were joined on that postseason squad by Reily. Borow was named the league’s Freshman of the Year.

Frances was a unanimous selection in voting by the league’s head coaches and joined Wochner in receiving the postseason honor for the second straight season. Watkins, Reily and Borow collected the first postseason awards of their collegiate careers.

TEAM FIELD

The Cougars will be part of a 14-team field, which includes No. 1 seed Arizona State, No. 2 seed Washington, No. 3 seed Stanford, No. 4 seed LSU, No. 5 seed Oregon, No. 6 seed Nevada , No. 7 seed Liberty, No. 8 seed BYU, No. 9 seed UAB, No. 11 seed UC Davis, No. 12 seed Denver, No. 13 seed Abilene Christian and No. 14 seed Weber State.

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PAIRINGS

For Monday’s First Round, the Cougars will compete in groups with student-athletes from UC Davis and Denver, beginning off No. 10 at 10:55 am (CDT)

Borow begins the day for the Cougars at 10:55 am (CDT), with Reily (11:06 am CDT), Watkins (11:17 am CDT), Wochner (11:28 am CDT) and Frances (11:39 am CDT) following.

Fans can find complete pairings when finalized by clicking here.

NCAA REGIONAL HISTORY

This will be Houston’s 22na team appearance in NCAA Regional play during the program’s rich history.

A year ago, the Cougars finished ninth at the NCAA Kingston Springs Regional at Golf Club of Tennessee. Frances opened that tournament with a 69 and tied with Matt Cole for the team lead at 215.

In its history, Houston has recorded nine Top-Five team finishes in NCAA Regional play with four student-athletes capturing individual titles (michael bitches2016 NCAA Franklin Regional; Blair Hamilton2015 NCAA Lubbock Regional; Brett Callas2003 NCAA Central and Dean Larson1994 NCAA Central).

JOIN PROJECT 17

Fans are invited to join Project 17 to support Houston Men’s Golf. Project members provide financial support directly to Houston Men’s Golf for needs beyond the program’s operating budget.

For information about Project 17 or to join, fans can click here.

STAY CONNECTED

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