Grant Forrest selected to NCAA Regional
May 5, 2014
Grant Forrest (North Berwick, Scotland) at the NCAA San Antonio Regionals from Thurs., May 15 to Sat., May 17. Forrest was selected as one of ten individuals competing at Briggs Ranch Golf Club (par 72 - 7,206 yards), hosted by University of Texas-San Antonio.
Forrest, a 2014 Palmer Cup selection and West Coast Conference Golfer of the Year, won three tournaments this school year and currently owns a national ranking of 69th (golfstat.com). Forrest competed in all twelve tournaments and earned medalist honors at the Saint Mary's Invitational, The Farms Collegiate Invitational, and the Redhawk Invitational. Through 36 rounds he owns a scoring average of 71.0. In winning the Redhawk Invitational at Chambers Bay (site of the 2015 U.S. Open) he opened with rounds of 63 and 65 on his way to his 11-under par 200.
Six 54-hole regional tournaments will be conducted May 15-17. Thirteen teams and ten individuals not on those teams will compete at each of three regionals while the other three regionals will have 14 teams and five individuals not on those teams. The low five teams and the low individual not on those teams from each regional will advance to the finals.
The finals will be conducted May 23-28 at Prairie Dunes Country Club in Hutchinson, Kansas. Wichita State University is the host institution for the 2014 championships.
Listed below are the teams and individuals selected to participate in the San Antonio Regional.
Briggs Ranch Golf Club - San Antonio, Texas
Hosted by University of Texas, San Antonio
Teams (seeded in the following order):
1. University of Georgia
2. University of Central Florida
3. University of California, Los Angeles
4. Vanderbilt University
5. University of South Florida
6. Southern Methodist University [American Athletic Conference]
7. Georgia Southern University [Southern Conference]
8. Georgia State University [Sun Belt Conference]
9. Texas Christian University
10. Northwestern University
11. College of Charleston (South Carolina) [Colonial Conference]
12. Virginia Commonwealth University [Atlantic 10]
13. Columbia University [Ivy Group]
1. Eric Oja, University of Arizona
2. Grant Forrest, University of San Diego
3. Grady Brame, Southeastern Louisiana University
4. Victor Lange, Louisiana Tech University
5. Alex McMahon, University of Arizona
6. Preston Stanley, Houston Baptist University
7. Martin Simonsen, University of Texas at El Paso
8. Stuart Smallwood, Texas State University-San Marcos
9. Peter Kim, U.S. Military Academy
10. Peter Ballo, Sacred Heart University