Gregory looks to lead SMU back to the NCAA Championship for the first time since 2005
May 7, 2012
DALLAS (SMU) - The SMU men's golf has been selected to the 2012 NCAA Division I Men's Golf Greensboro Regional that will take place at the Grandover Resort (East Course) in Greensboro, N.C., on May 17-19. The Mustangs received the No. 7 seed in a region that features four teams ranked in the top 25 of the GCAA coaches poll, including the top seed, No. 2 Auburn.
"It's a great regional site," said SMU head coach Josh Gregory. "It's a great thing that there isn't a host school at the event who knows the course. The bottom line, if we play well, we will have a great chance to get to the NCAA Championship. It will be a similar course to what we're used to playing. I can't wait to prepare this week and get ready to compete."
SMU will be led by Conference USA second team selection Max Buckley. The senior has taken his play up a notch in the past two tournaments, finishing the regular-season schedule with the top two performances of collegiate career. At the C-USA Championship, the senior shot a season-low 209, tying for second place, one shot out of first. Prior to that, he pulled off the first individual medal of his career, winning the Robert Kepler Intercollegiate in Columbus, Ohio. On the year, Buckley has nine top-20 finishes, including four in the top 10.
The East Course at the Grandover Resort in Greensboro features a par 72, 7,100-yard course created by David Graham/Gary Panks which opened in 1996.
NCAA Greensboro Regional
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