Air Force golfer Kyle Westmoreland will tee off at the 2013 NCAA Golf Regional Championships in Temp, Ariz., at 9:01 a.m. (PT) on Thursday May, 16. Westmoreland, a junior from Katy, Texas, was one of 45 individuals awarded an at-large invitation and will compete at the Karsten Golf Course on the campus of Arizona State University.
"(Assistant coach) Chris Wilson and I are very proud of Kyle and this team," said Air Force head coach George Koury. "He will be a great representative for us at regionals. His hard work continues to pay off."
This year, the NCAA regionals will take place May 16-18 at six sites across the nation. Three of the regional sites, including Karsten, will feature 14 teams along with five individuals not on a qualifying team. Meanwhile, the three remaining sites will host 13 teams and 10 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 28-June 2 at The Capital City Club, Crabapple Course in Atlanta, Georgia.
Westmoreland, the first Falcon to be selected for regional play since Tom Whitney in 2010, is wrapping up a stellar season for the Falcons. He posted four top-five finishes and seven top-10 finishes, including a win at the Jackrabbit Invitational in March and an eighth-place finish at last weekend's Mountain West Championships. He currently holds a season stroke average of 71.8, which is No. 2 in the Mountain West and in program history behind Whitney's 71.7 during the 2009-10 season.