Yale Qualifies For NCAA Championship

May, 2003

NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- The Yale men's golf team will participate in the 2003 NCAA East Regional Championship on May 15-17 at the Auburn University Club in Auburn, Ala. It is the seventh time in the last eight years that Yale, which has won 21 national golf titles, has made the NCAA Regionals. The Bulldogs earned an automatic bid to the Regionals by winning the Ivy League title on Apr. 27.

The top 10 teams and the top two individuals not on those teams will advance to the NCAA Championships on May 27-30 at Karsten Creek Golf Club in Stillwater, Oklahoma.

Joining the Bulldogs in the field will be Clemson (Atlantic Coast), Augusta State, Wake Forest, Florida (SEC), Auburn, Georgia Tech, Tennessee, South Carolina, College of Charleston, Vanderbilt, Virginia Tech (Big East), East Tennessee State, Duke, Georgia State, North Carolina-Wilmington, Alabama, Jacksonville State (Atlantic Sun), Georgia Southern (Southern), Penn State, Charleston Southern (Big South), Maryland, James Madison, Rhode Island, Binghamton, Liberty and Jackson State (SWAC).

There also were six individuals selected - Gareth Maybin, South Alabama; John Humphries, LSU; Ryan Gildersleeve, South Alabama; Andrew Svoboda, St. John's (New York); Ted Brown, Virginia Commonwealth and Alvero Velasco, Coastal Carolina

The five Bulldogs that will compete in the regionals are Neel Williams, Steve Gray, Gabe Borrud, Brian Kim and Andrew Vitt. Kim won the Ivy League individual title, while Williams finished second.