May 10, 2010
Arlington, Texas - UT Arlington's Zack Fischer is headed to the NCAA Regionals.
After helping leading his team to the regionals last year, Fischer will be one of 10 individuals competing at the NCAA Regional Golf Tournament at the Carlton Oaks Golf Club in San Diego, Calif. from May 20-22.
"It is always exciting to play in an NCAA Tournament," Fischer said. "We had a great experience last year as a team and hopefully I learned some things from that and can move onto the finals this season."
Fischer led the Mavericks with a 72.18 stroke average as he played in 33 rounds. He won the Southland Conference Preview in November. He finished the regular season with five top five finishes in 11 tournaments.
He was second at the JL Lewis Intercollegiate, tied for third at the UTA/Waterchase Invitational, was fourth at the Jim West Intercollegiate and tied for fifth at the Diet Pepsi Shocker Classic.
He is the fourth player to play in the NCAA's as an individual under the watch of head coach Jay Rees in the last 11 years. The junior is the first to do so since Anthony Estorga played in the 2003 tournament.
"I'm excited for Zack," Rees said. "He deserves this honor and has shown during the course of the season he can play with anyone in the country. Carlton Oaks is a great Pete Dye course and this is a great opportunity for him."
Last year Fischer finished in a tie for 18th at the NCAA Regionals in Austin. He is currently ranked 55th in the nation by Golfstat.com and 65th by Golfweek magazine.
The NCAA Finals which will be held at The Honors Club in Chattanooga, Tenn. are from June 2-5 if he should advance.
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