Torero golf set to compete in NCAA tournament
By Alex Bullock
Coming off of a third place finish in the West Coast Conference Championships, the USD golf team was selected to participate in the NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Championship for the sixth straight season.
The Toreros will travel to the Golden Eagle Golf and Country Club in Tallahassee, Fla. for one of six NCAA regionals. The top five teams from each regional will move onto the NCAA finals to be held at The Capital City Club in Atlanta, Ga., a feat the Toreros have accomplished four of the past five years.
The Toreros are currently ranked No. 70 nationally, but have played better golf in their last two tournaments, placing third at the WCC Championships as well as the ASU Thunderbird Invitational in March. The team picked up its one and only victory of the season back in October at the Bill Cullum Invitational in Northridge, Calif.
The team is lead by the WCC individual champion sophomore Grant Forrest. Forrest leads the team with a scoring average of 72.31, but five of his teammates all hold scoring averages under 76 for the season. The team boasts a diverse background with five of the ten players coming from foreign countries including Canada, Finland, Scotland, South Africa and Sweden, as well as players from all around the U.S.
The Toreros are hoping to repeat past year’s performances in NCAA Regionals and move on to the finals which would help cement the Toreros place as a perennial national contender. This reputation paired with the beautiful golf weather in San Diego should help to continue to bring talented players to USD for years to come.