Pack’s Choi Takes Ann Arbor Regional

Congratulations to NC State sophomore golfer Albin Choi, who completed a dominant three day showing on Saturday by shooting a 3 under 68 in the final round of the Ann Arbor NCAA Golf Regional.  Choi’s three day tournament total of 203 (-10) was good enough for a three stroke victory in the regional and qualifies him for the NCAA Championships May 29th thru June 3rd at Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, California.  Choi was the only player to shoot sub-70 rounds all three days.

With the top five teams from each regional advancing to the NCAA Championships, NC State fell just short as a team.  The Pack finished tied for 6th (with Notre Dame), 10 shots back of fifth place TCU.


Choi Wins Ann Arbor Regional; Advances to NCAA Championship –

NC State scored a final round 3-over 287, and wound up 10 shots out of fifth from the U-M Golf Course, a par-71, 6,723-yard layout on the campus of the University of Michigan.

Choi becomes the 13 player in program history to advance to the NCAA Championship as an individual dating back to 1965, and the first since Matt Hill won the national championship at The Inverness Club back in 2009 in Toledo, Ohio.

This also marks the second-straight year that NC State has the individual-title holder at an NCAA Regional. Teammate and fellow Canadian Mitchell Sutton earned co-medalist honors at the 2011 Florida Regional in Ocala, Fla.


Golf Roundup: Wolfpack’s Choi wins regional –

You can check out more from the Ann Arbor NCAA Golf Regional here, including team and individual leaderboards/results.

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4 Responses to Pack’s Choi Takes Ann Arbor Regional

  1. burnbarn 05/20/2012 at 7:46 AM #

    The turn around in our sthletic department since Woodson arroved is stunning.

  2. graywolf 05/20/2012 at 8:38 AM #

    burnbarn Says : The turn around in our athletic department since Woodson arroved is stunning.

    I could not agree more.

  3. Lunatic Fringe 05/20/2012 at 9:12 AM #

    ^^ I agree with the sentiment for the overall department, but in this particular case Sykes is a hell of a coach (Hall of Fame coach at that) who has had lots of success over the last 41 seasons.

    Sykes deserves a medal for having to deal with some of the knuckleheads we have had in charge during his tenure. I am not going to do him justice so go read his bio, but 33 seasons in postseason of his 41 is pretty impressive.

  4. redcanine 05/21/2012 at 7:35 AM #

    Congratulations, Albin.! I played ‘the Riv’ a couple of years ago and loved every second of it. I hope you play well, pal.

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