Blog 344, 4/22/16 - Vikings Selected to Play in 18th Straight NCAA II Regional

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Brett Johnson will likely lead the side in New Mexico.
Western Washington played in the NCAA Division II West Regional tournament for the first time in 1999 - the year the school began competing at the NCAA level. Next month, the Vikings will play their 18th consecutive Regional when they head to Las Cruces, NM and the New Mexico State University Golf Course, looking to improve on their 19th-place finish of 2015.
The Vikings will be seeded ninth for the event beginning on May 2nd which will mark the third straight year Luke Bennett has gone as head coach.
News of WWU's selection caps a fantastic week that began with the team winning it's seventh Great Northwest Athletic Conference (GNAC) Championship at Coeur d'Alene.
The five-man team likely to represent Western will be Brett Johnson, the Oregon State transfer who won individuals honors at the GNAC Championship with a 54-hole total of ten-under 203, and finished the regular season with one win and a scoring average of 72.5; Chris Hatch who averaged 73.48 in ten regular season tournaments; Cody Roth, the only man besides Hatch and Johnson to play all ten regular season events, averaging 74.89; Jeff Marcum who averaged 74.22 in eight appearances; and Michael Butler who had a strong GNAC Championship finishing tied for sixth, and averaged 73.57 in eight starts.

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