Senior Scott Willman led the Huskers with a 73.03 stroke average in 2011-12.
Photo by Scott Bruhn/Nebraska Communications

Willman Heads to NCAA Norman Regional

By NU Athletic Communications

Norman, Okla. - Scott Willman is set to compete at the NCAA Norman Regional at Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club in Norman, Okla., Thursday through Saturday, for a chance to compete at the finals in Pacific Palisades, Calif.

Willman will become the third consecutive Husker men's golfer to compete at the NCAA Regionals when he tees it up on Thursday. Last year, then-senior Andrew Wyatt tied for 41st at the NCAA Colorado Regional, shooting 218 over three rounds. In 2010, Brandon Crick competed at the NCAA West Regional, where he tied for eighth at 215 strokes.

A Prairie Village, Kan., native, Willman will compete in one of six 54-hole regional tournaments. Fourteen teams and five individuals have earned spots at the Norman Regional. The low five teams and the low individual not on those teams will advance to the finals.

Willman led the Huskers in nine out of 11 tournaments during the 2011-12 campaign, earning a team-best 73.03 stroke average. In addition, all of Willman's 34 rounds on the season counted toward the team total as he posted 15 subpar rounds. The senior earned nine top-20 finishes, with his best a tie-for-fifth at the Jackrabbit Invitational. Willman was named Big Ten Player of the Week on two occasions during the spring.

The finals will be conducted May 29-June 3, at The Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, Calif.

NCAA Norman Regional
Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club
Norman, Okla.

1. Texas

2. Georgia Tech [Atlantic Coast Conference]

3. Washington

4. Florida State

5. Oklahoma

6. Saint Mary's (Calif.) [West Coast Conference]

7. Illinois [Big Ten Conference]

8. Middle Tennessee

9. South Carolina

10. San Diego

11. Arizona

12. Sacramento State [America Sky Men's Golf Conference]

13. IUPUI [The Summit League]

14. Loyola-Chicago [Horizon League]

1. Martin Simonsen, UTEP

2. Kevin Lucas, Nevada

3. Mitchell McLeroy, Stephen F. Austin

4. Scott Willman, Nebraska

5. Alfred Kerstis, UALR


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