Bowling Green, Ky. — Western Kentucky University has been selected by the NCAA as one of six regional hosts for the 2009 NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Championships, Director of Athletics Dr. Camden Wood Selig announced today. The regional will be played at The Club at Olde Stone in Bowling Green from May 14-16.
“It is a tremendous honor to be selected to host an NCAA men’s golf regional, and our program will benefit significantly from the local and national visibility,” said Selig. “The Club at Olde Stone is one of the finest golf courses in the country, and hosting this regional is a great way to showcase both the course and the entire south central Kentucky region. We are honored to help bring these opportunities to WKU, Bowling Green, The Club at Olde Stone and the many golf enthusiasts in this area. We are privileged to be known nationally for helping to produce PGA standout Kenny Perry, and this is another feather in our golf hat at WKU.”
“Olde Stone will prove to be a tremendous test of golf for the best collegiate players in the country,” said Steve Newman, Director of Golf at The Club at Olde Stone. “This venue will reward the teams and players who are playing their best golf. We are honored to be hosting such a prestigious event.”
There will be 75 players at each of the six regional sites. Three sites will host 13 teams and 10 individuals, while the other three sites will host 14 teams and five individuals. The specifics for each site will be determined on selection day. The top five teams along with the top individual not on a team will advance to the 2009 National Championships held at The Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio, from May 26-30.
Below are the six regional sites for the 2009 NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Championships:
The Club at Olde Stone - Bowling Green, Kentucky
Galloway National Golf Club - Galloway, New Jersey
Red Tail Golf Club - Sorrento, Florida
University of Texas Golf Club - Austin, Texas
Karsten Creek Golf Club - Stillwater, Oklahoma
Lake Merced Golf Club – Daily City, California