XU's MacLean to Tee Off at 10 a.m. Thursday in NCAA Ann Arbor Regional
May 16, 2012
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Xavier men’s golf standout Sebastian MacLean will represent Xavier in the 2012 NCAA Men’s Golf Championship Regional hosted by the University of Michigan. MacLean is making his second trip to the NCAA Regionals, the only Musketeer to do that individually. The only other Musketeers that have competed at this level were 2011 Atlantic 10 Individual Champion Herbert Day and current PGA Tour player Jason Kokrak.
The Santa Cruz, Bolivia, native ended the season with a 71.38 scoring average, the lowest in program history. The previous low was 71.79, accomplished by Kokrak in the 2003-04 season. Going into the event, MacLean sits second in program history in career scoring average at 72.72, behind Kokrak. He has posted 27 top 10 finishes in his four years as a Musketeer.
MacLean tied the program low-round score when he fired a 9-under-par 63 at the 2010 Marshall Invitational. At the same event he also tied the program low 54-hole score by carding a 16-under-par 197. As a freshman, MacLean set the low freshman scoring average with a 72.88 over 33 rounds played. Each of MacLean’s yearly scoring averages are in the top 20 for the program. He has played the sixth-most rounds of any Musketeer with 127 career rounds.
MacLean has earned medalists honors four times. He was named to the Atlantic 10 All-Conference Team three of his four years, including being named the 2009 Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Year.
The senior last participated in an NCAA Regional in 2009 at the Club at Olde Stone in Bowling Green, Ky. He finished 30th carding an 8-over-par 224.
MacLean is set to tee off at 10 a.m. on Thursday, May 17. You can follow MacLean’s performance live via GolfStat.com.