Torano Heads to NCAA Regional
Junior Tyler Torano was selected as an individual to participate in one of six NCAA regionals for the 2013 NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championships.
May 7, 2013
LOS ANGELES -- LMU junior Tyler Torano was selected to participate in the 2013 NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championships, earning one of five individual spots in the regional hosted by Arizona State at ASU Karsten Golf Course in Tempe, Ariz., as announced by the NCAA Division I Men's Golf Committee on Monday.
Torano, who finished tied for fourth in the 2013 WCC Championships last month, becomes just the fourth Lion to earn an individual bid to the NCAA regionals. The last to do it was Greg Moss in 2009. Brian Locke did it in 2007 and 2008, while Jason D'Amore joined Locke in 2008. The Lions advanced as a team, winning the WCC in 2006 to earn the automatic bid and advancing all the way the NCAA Championships.
Torano led the Lions all season, claiming two individual tournament titles and six top-20 finishes. He enters the NCAA regional with a stroke average of 73.0, ranking eighth all-time in LMU history with 14 rounds under par.
There are six 54-hole regional tournaments in total with play beginning on May 16 and running through May 18. There will be 13 teams and 10 individuals not on those teams competing at each of three regionals, while the other three regionals will have 14 teams and five individuals not on those teams. The low five teams and the low individual not on those teams from each regional will advance to the finals.
The finals will be conducted May 28-June 2, at The Capital City Club, Crabapple Course in Atlanta, Georgia. Georgia Tech is the host institution for this year's championships.
Torano was the only individual chosen from the West Coast Conference. San Diego, San Francisco, and WCC Champion Saint Mary's all earned selections as a team. The Gaels earned the automatic bid and was the fourth-seed in the Washington State regional at Palouse Ridge Golf Club.