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USD golf finishes tied for ninth at Regionals
Grant Forrest

May 19, 2012

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NORMAN, Okla. - The University of San Diego golf team finished in a tie for ninth place in the NCAA Southwestern Regional at the Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club (7,351-yard, par-72) on Saturday afternoon. After three days of play, the Toreros wrapped up the Regional with a team score of 902 (303-299-300; +28) and finished tied with 11th-seed Arizona.

Grant Forrest collected four birdies on the day to tally a team-best 70 (-2) in his third round but was edged by Jonathan De Los Reye of Saint Mary's in the first hole of a playoff for the right to one of the Regional's individual NCAA bids. Forrest finished at 10th overall with a 2-over 218 (72-76-70).

Meanwhile, Alex Ching fired a 1-under 71 on Saturday with the help of five birdies to close out competition at 223 (79-73-71; +7).

Alexis Gemme-Piacente carded a 79 in the third round to finish up at 233 (74-80-79), while Linus Vaisanen turned in a third round score of 80 that was highlighted by an eagle on the eighth hole, for a total of 236 (83-73-80). Taylor Schmidt rounded out the USD lineup with his 85 on day three, finishing with a 240 (78-77-85) on the weekend.

No. 3 seed Washington won the Regional with a 4-under 860 as a team, while the Huskies joined Texas, Florida State, Illinois and Oklahoma in advancing to the NCAA Championships May 29-June 3 at the Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, Calif. Washington's Chris Williams finished atop the player leaderboard with his 7-under 209 (73-68-68).

Final Team Leaderboard
1 13 Washington -4 F +5 286 281 293 860
2 1 Texas E F +4 279 293 292 864
T3 23 Florida State +7 F +12 279 292 300 871
T3 35 Illinois +7 F +8 284 291 296 871
5 30 Oklahoma +10 F +7 287 292 295 874
6 12 Georgia Tech +19 F +19 290 286 307 883
7 36 St. Mary's (CA) +28 F +16 286 302 304 892
8 49 South Carolina +31 F +11 294 302 299 895
T9 Arizona +38 F +14 289 311 302 902
T9 San Diego +38 F +12 303 299 300 902
11 Sacramento State +39 F +16 292 307 304 903
12 IUPUI +51 F +23 297 307 311 915
13 48 Middle Tennessee St. +58 F +14 304 316 302 922
14 Loyola U.- Chicago +80 F +35 307 314 323 944

Final USD Scores
T10 Grant Forrest (2) 72 76 70 218
T27 Alex Ching (1) 79 73 71 223
60 Alexis Piacente (3) 74 80 79 233
63 Linus Vaisanen (5) 83 73 80 236
71 Taylor Schmidt (4) 78 77 85 240



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