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SOFTBALL: Dawgs Headed To Durham Regional as Two Seed

Lacey Fincher

The University of Georgia softball team is headed to the Durham Regional to begin the 2022 NCAA Softball Tournament, it was announced Sunday evening. 
The Bulldogs will be the No. 2 seed in the regional tournament hosted by nationally seeded No. 12 Duke. Liberty and UMBC will also be in the Durham Regional set to begin Friday, May 20. Georgia and Liberty will face off Friday at 12 p.m., ET, on ESPNU.

The Durham Regional is paired with the Los Angles Regional hosted by No. 5 UCLA. The winner of each regional will face off in the Super Regional round May 27-29 in a best-of-three series for a spot in the 2022 Women’s College World Series in Oklahoma City.
The 2022 NCAA Tournament will be the 20th-consecutive appearance for the Bulldogs. Georgia will look to make a run to its sixth Women’s College World Series in Oklahoma City. Georgia holds a 74-41 all-time record in the NCAA Tournament. The Bulldogs have advanced to 11 Super Regionals in the history of the program. 
Georgia enters the NCAA Tournament with a 40-16 record, the 18th 40-win season for the program. This will be Tony Baldwin’s first NCAA Tournament as head coach of the Bulldogs and his ninth with the program.





MGOLF: Dawgs Begin NCAA Play at Bryan (Texas) Regional

Trent Phillips 📸: Kristin M. Bradshaw

The Georgia men’s golf team will begin its quest for another national championship this week in the NCAA Bryan (Texas) Regional.

Schedule And Format: Georgia and the other squads will have 18 holes of stroke play Monday through Wednesday. The third-seeded Bulldogs will be paired with host Texas A&M and Pepperdine in Monday’s first round, with tee times set for 8:30-9:15 a.m. 





Field: Georgia, No. 1 seed Pepperdine, No. 2 Texas A&M, No. 4 Tennessee, No. 5 Kansas, No. 6 Arizona, No. 7 Michigan State, No. 8 SMU, No. 9 Boise State, No. 10 Oregon State, No. 11 Colorado State, No. 12 Southeast Louisiana, and No. 13 Texas Southern.

Course: Traditions Golf Club (par 72, 7,146 yards)

Lineup: Senior Trent Phillips, juniors Nicolas Cassidy and Ben van Wyk, and freshmen Buck Brumlow and Maxwell Ford. 

What’s At Stake: Following 54 holes, the top five teams from each Regional will advance to the 30-team field for the NCAA Championships in Scottsdale, Ariz., May 27-June 1. The other Regionals are being held at OSU Golf Club’s Scarlet Course in Columbus, Ohio; Yale Golf Course in New Haven, Conn.; PGA National Resort’s Champions Course in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.; The Reserve at Spanos Park in Stockton, Calif.; and Jimmie Austin Golf Club in Norman, Okla.

Live Results: Golfstat will provide scoring, pairings, and tee times for the Bryan Regional.

Rankings: No. 12 Bushnell Golfweek Coaches, No. 12 Golfweek/Sagarin, No. 13 Golfstat.

Last Time: The Bulldogs came in fifth in the stroke play portion of the Southeastern Conference Championship. Phillips placed fifth individually and Ford was 18th.

Rich NCAA History: The Bulldogs were invited to a Regional for the 26th straight year and for the 32nd time in 33 seasons (missing in 1995 and excluding 2020 as the postseason was canceled) since the format was introduced in 1988-89. The Bulldogs have advanced from the Regional to the NCAAs 23 times. The Bulldogs are appearing in their 25th Regional under Coach Chris Haack and they have moved onto the NCAAs 20 times. Haack led the Bulldogs to the 1999 and 2005 national titles, to runner-up finishes in 2007 and 2011, and to the national semifinals in 2015.

Coach Chris Haack Says: “We are definitely looking forward to playing in the Bryan Regional. The field is a strong one, and we will have to be at our best to be one of the teams to advance. As usual, there is no margin for error at this time of the season. We have prepped with energy and intensity and we’re coming in focused. We are dialed in on our task at hand.”

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