May 14, 2014
Air Force golfer Kyle Westmoreland will begin the 2014 NCAA Golf Regional Championships on Thursday, May 15 at the Eugene Country Club in Eugene, Ore. Westmoreland earned a spot at the regional tournament for the second consecutive season.
Westmoreland, a senior from Katy, Texas, was one of 45 individuals awarded an at-large invitation.
"I am proud that Kyle will be able to continue to represent the Air Force Academy," said Air Force head coach George Koury. "His regional selection is definitely a reflection of his hard work and dedication. We are excited to head to Eugene."
This year, the NCAA regionals will take place at six sites across the nation. Three of the regional sites, including Eugene, will feature 13 teams along with 10 individuals not on a qualifying team. Meanwhile, the three remaining sites will host 14 teams and five individuals not on a qualifying team.
At the conclusion of each regional competition, the top five teams and top individual not on an advancing team will move on to the championship finals, being held May 23-28 at Prairie Dunes Country Club in Hutchinson, Kansas.
Westmoreland is the first Falcon since Tom Whitney in 2009 and '10 to earn a spot in consecutive regional tournaments. Westmoreland, who finished fourth at last week's Mountain West Championships, has a stroke average of 71.58 this season, surpassing Whitney's 71.7 during the 2009-10 season as the best in program history. He posted five top-five finishes and six top-10 finishes this year, including a win at AFA's Falcon Invitational last September.