Austin Cook to compete at NCAA Bowling Green Regional
May 8, 2012 at 2:43 AM CDT - Updated June 27 at 2:21 AM
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark (ArkansasRazorbacks.com) – The No. 11 University of Arkansas men's golf team earned a No. 2 seed in the NCAA Bowling Green Regional it was announced late Monday by the NCAA. The Regional is scheduled for May 17-19, at The Club at Olde Stone and will be hosted by Western Kentucky.
Arkansas is one of 14 teams in the regional which also includes UCLA, Texas A&M, Clemson, North Texas, Chattanooga, Memphis, Virginia Tech, Northwestern, Iowa State, Colorado State, Jacksonville State, Pennsylvania and Alabama State. The Club at Olde Stone Golf course will hold the 54-hole event and is a 7,400-yard, par 72 course.
"I am excited to make another trip to a NCAA regional, but know that it is just the first step to where were want to end up, which is the NCAA Championship," Arkansas Head Coach Brad McMakin said. "This is a very good field and we will have to hit our shots if we want to advance, but I have tremendous confidence in our team and their abilities."
Scheduled to compete at the regional are senior first-team All-SEC selection Ethan Tracy, juniors Austin Cook and Josh Eure, sophomore first-team All-SEC selection Sebastian Cappelen and freshman Thomas Sorensen.
Arkansas' selection to the Bowling Green Regional is its fifth straight regional bid and 19th as a team since 1989. The Razorbacks placed fifth at the Southeast Regional a year ago before finishing 15th at the NCAA Championship.