Nate Barbee Selected to Compete in NCAA Regionals
May 10, 2010
LAWRENCE, Kan. –
LAWRENCE, Kan. — Junior Nate Barbee was selected as an individual and will represent the Kansas men’s golf team at the 2010 NCAA Championship Regional at Carlton Oaks Golf Club in San Diego, Calif May 20-22.
Barbee’s spectacular junior campaign included eight top-10 finishes including a victory at the Kansas Invitational last fall. Barbee led the team in scoring average at 72.12.
“We are very proud of Nate and what he has been able to accomplish this season,” said head coach Kit Grove. “We will look forward to watching him compete against the nation’s best at the NCAA Tournament.”
Barbee, who is currently ranked 38th in the Golfstat Cup rankings, is the top ranked individual selected in the Golfstat Cup standings.
The Jayhawks were last selected to compete in the NCAA Tournament as a team in 2007. Former Jayhawk and current PGA Tour member Gary Woodland was the Jayhawks’ top-finisher as Woodland tied for 21st.
In order to advance to the NCAA Championship Barbee must be the top-ranked individual that is not on one of the five teams that qualifies. The NCAA Championship will be held June 1-6 at the Honors Course in Chattanooga, Tenn.
Check back to kuathletics.com for complete coverage of Nate Barbee’s progress at the 2010 NCAA Regionals.
3. Augusta State
5. San Diego State
8. UCF (Conference USA)
10. UC Irvine (Big West Conference)
12. New Mexico State (Western Athletic Conference)
13. Oral Roberts (The Summit League)
1. Tom Whitney, Air Force
2. Scott Travers, Santa Clara
3. Nate Barbee, Kansas
4. Nick Delio, Cal State Northridge
5. Lloyd du Preez, Arkansas State
6. Zack Fischer, Texas-Arlington
7. Pierre-Alexis Rolland, Lamar
8. Justin Bardgett, Colorado
9. Jared Becher, Nevada
10. Paul Apyan, Southern Mississippi