Three California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) teams will be among the 20 comprising the field at the 2009 Division II NCAA Men’s Golf Championships that open Tuesday at the Loomis Trail Golf Course in Blaine, Wash.
The 72-hole tournament format calls for 18 holes to be played over four days with the final round scheduled for Friday. All four rounds can be followed live on the Internet at www.golfstat.com.
Representing the CCAA is conference champion Sonoma State, along with Cal State San Bernardino and Cal State Stanislaus.
Eight individuals from non-qualifying teams will also take part in the tournament.
West Florida is the reigning NCAA Champion after winning the title in a three-way playoff, the first in the history of the event, North Alabama and St. Edwards also tied for first at the end of regulation. None of those teams are back, but 2007 champion Barry returns.
The top individual back is Sonoma State’s Jarin Todd (Sr., Redmond/Woodinville), the NCAA II Player of the Year in 2007 and 2008. Todd tied for third at nationals last spring and placed 20th in 2007.
Colorado-Colorado Springs’ Tyler Bishop took medalist honors at the NCAA II National Preview Tournament on Sept. 29-30 at Loomis Trail, shooting a 54-hole total of 5-under 208. Washburn’s Matt Ewald was second at 3-under 210.