May 6, 2013
OXFORD, Miss. – Sophomore Blake Morris is one of ten individuals selected to compete in the NCAA Men’s Golf Baton Rouge Regional beginning May 16 the governing body announced on Monday.
Morris will compete in the three-day event, hosted by LSU, at the par-72, 7,274-yard University Club.
The Waterbury, Conn., native registered five top-20 finishes this season, including a team-high four top-five finishes. No stranger to the University Club course, Morris carded a three-round total of 231 to finish in a tie for 17th at the David Toms Intercollegiate earlier this season.
“I am glad for Blake,” said Ole Miss head coach Ernest Ross. “He struggled this spring with his putting, but he continues to work and improve. This gives him a chance to keep playing and get to the national championship. I am very proud for him."
"I'm really excited to represent the university, my coaches and teammates in the NCAA Championships,” said Morris. “I wish we were going as a team, and I'm heartbroken for my teammates, but I will do all I can to represent the university and my teammates to the best of my abilities at LSU.
Joining Morris in the individuals selected to participate in the regional include: Jonathan Grey, Georgia State; Tomasz Anderson, Jacksonville State; Alex Ellis, College of Charleston; Kamito Hirai, Winthrop; Sam Bernstein, Yale; Josh Lorenzetti, College of Charleston; Josh Waters, LIU Brooklyn; Steve Burak, Fairfield; Chris House, Navy.
Team competing in Baton Rouge Regional include No. 1-seed Alabama, No. 2 Florida, No. 3 LSU, No. 4 Mississippi State, No. 5 Houston, No. 6 Northwestern, No. 7 Tennessee, No. 8 South Alabama, No. 9 Coastal Carolina, No. 10 UAB, No. 11 Wichita State, No. 12 Southeastern Louisiana and No. 13 Houston Baptist.
Five teams from each regional and one individual not on those teams will advance to the NCAA Championships, which will take place May 28-June 2 at the Capital City Club in Atlanta, Ga.
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