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Published: Friday, 5/22/2009

NCAA men's golf championship teams

Alabama

Coach: Jay Seawell, seventh year

Golfweek ranking: 9

Top players: Bud Cauley, Hunter Hamrick

How they got here: First in Galloway, N.J., regional

Last year: 13th at championships

National titles: none

Arizona

Coach: Rick LaRose, 31st year

Golfweek ranking: 34

Top players: Tarquin Macmanus, Rich Saferian

How they got here: Tied for second in Sorrento, Fla., regional

Last year: Missed NCAA regionals

National titles: team one (1992).

Arizona State

Coach: Randy Lein, 17th year

Golfweek ranking: 13

Top players: Stephan Gross, Knut Borsheim

How they got here: First in Daly City, Calif., regional

Last year: Tied for 17th at championships

National titles: Team two (1990, 1996). Individual six (1983, Jim Carter; 1989, Phil Mickelson; 1990, Phil Mickelson; 1992, Phil Mickelson; 1993, Todd Demsey; 2003, Alejandro Canizares).

Arkansas

Coach: Brad McMakin, third year

Golfweek ranking: 10

Top players: Andrew Landry, David Lingmerth

How they got here: Second in Stillwater, Okla., regional

Last year: 19th in regionals

National titles: Individual one (1963, R.H. Sikes).

Central Florida

Coach: Nick Clinard, eighth year

Golfweek ranking: 16

Top players: Blayne Barber, Simon Ward, David Johnson

How they got here: First in Sorrento, Fla., regional

Last year: 19th in regionals

National titles: none.

Duke

Coach: Jamie Green, first year

Golfweek ranking: 38

Top players: Adam Long, Matthew Pierce

How they got here: Fifth in Alvaton, Ky., regional

Last year: 19th in regionals

National titles: none

Florida

Coach: Buddy Alexander, 21st year

Golfweek ranking: 6

Top players: Billy Horschel, Tyson Alexander

How they got here: First in Austin, Texas regional

Last year: 11th at championships

National titles: Team four (1968, 1973, 1993, 2001). Individual two (1966, Bob Murphy; 2001, Nick Gilliam).

Georgia

Coach: Chris Haack, 13th year

Golfweek ranking: 2

Top players: Brian Harman, Hudson Swafford, Harris English, Russell Henley

How they got here: Tied for second in Sorrento, Fla., regional

Last year: Tied for eighth at championships

National titles: Team two (1999, 2005). Individual one (1946, George Harner)

Georgia Tech

Coach: Bruce Heppler, 14th year

Golfweek ranking: 8

Top players: Cameron Tringale, David Dragoo

How they got here: Tied for third in Alvaton, Ky., regional

Last year: 15th in regionals

National titles: Individual three (1927, Watts Gunn; 1934, Charles Yates; 2002, Troy Matteson).

Illinois

Coach: Mike Small, ninth year

Golfweek ranking: 12

Top players: Scott Langley, Chris DeForest

How they got here: Third in Galloway, N.J., regional

Last year: tied for 17th at championships

National titles: none

Iowa

Coach: Mark Hankins, second year

Golfweek ranking: 55

Top players: Vince India, Cole Peevler

How they got here: Fifth in Sorrento, Fla., regional

Last year: Missed NCAA regionals

National titles: none

Michigan

Coach: Andrew Sapp, seventh year

Golfweek ranking: 43

Top players: Lion Kim, Alexander Sitompul

How they got here: Fifth in Austin, Texas regional

Last year: 12th in regionals

National titles: none

Northwestern

Coach: Pat Goss, 13th year

Golfweek ranking: 54

Top players: David Lipsky, Eric Chun

How they got here: Tied for fourth in Stillwater, Okla., regional

Last year: Missed NCAA regionals

National titles: Individual one (1999, Luke Donald).

Ohio State

Coach: Jim Brown, 36th year

Golfweek ranking: 48

Top players: Bo Hoag, Vaughn Snyder

How they got here: Tied for third in Alvaton, Ky., regional

Last year: 16th in regionals

National titles: team two (1945, 1979). Individual five (1945, John Lorms; 1951, Tom Nieporte; 1956, Rick Jones; 1961, Jack Nicklaus; 1985, Clark Burroughs).

Oklahoma State

Coach: Mike McGraw, fourth year

Golfweek ranking: 1

Top players: Morgan Hoffmann, Rickie Fowler, Kevin Tway

How they got here: First in Stillwater, Okla., regional

Last year: Fourth at championships

National titles: Team 10 (1963, 1976, 1978, 1980, 1983, 1987, 1991, 1995, 2000, 2006). Individual eight (1953, Earl Moeller; 1968, Grier Jones; 1978, David Edwards; 1986, Scott Verplank; 1987, Brian Watts; 1988, E.J. Pfister; 2000, Charles Howell; 2006, Jonathan Moore).

Oregon

Coach: Casey Martin, third year

Golfweek ranking: 31

Top players: Daniel Miernicki, Robbie Ziegler

How they got here: Second in Daly City, Calif., regional

Last year: 27th at championships

National titles: none

San Diego

Coach: Tim Mickelson, sixth year

Golfweek ranking: 63

Top players: Alex Ching, Jake Yount

How they got here: Fourth in Daly City, Calif., regional

Last year: 25th in regionals

National titles: none

South Carolina

Coach: Bill McDonald, second year

Golfweek ranking: 11

Top players: George Bryan IV, Mark Silvers, Wesley Bryan

How they got here: Tied for second in Sorrento, Fla., regional

Last year: 16th in regionals

National titles: none

Southern California

Coach: Chris Zambri, third year

Golfweek ranking: 3

Top players: Matthew Giles, Jamie Lovemark, Tom Glissmeyer, Tim Sluiter

How they got here: Fifth in Daly City, Calif., regional

Last year: third at championships

National titles: Individual four (1976, Scott Simpson; 1977, Scott Simpson; 1981, Ron Commans; 2007, Jamie Lovemark).

Stanford

Coach: Conrad Ray, fifth year

Golfweek ranking: 5

Top players: Steve Ziegler, David Chung

How they got here: Fourth in Austin, Texas regional

Last year: second at championships

National titles: Team eight (1938, 1939, 1941, 1942, 1946, 1953, 1994, 2007). Individual two (1942, Frank Tatum; 1996, Tiger Woods).

Tennessee

Coach: Jim Kelson, 11th year

Golfweek ranking: 20

Top players: Chris Paisley, Robin Wingardh

How they got here: Second in Galloway, N.J., regional

Last year: 11th in regionals

National titles: none

Tennessee-Chattanooga

Coach: Mark Guhne, fourth year

Golfweek ranking: 27

Top players: Derek Rende, Ben Rickett

How they got here: Third in Stillwater, Okla., regional

Last year: 12th in regionals

National titles: none

Texas

Coach: John Fields, 12th year

Golfweek ranking: 22

Top players: Donald Constable, Dylan Frittelli

How they got here: Third in Austin, Texas regional

Last year: 19th at championships

National titles: team two (1971, 1972). Individual six (1935, Ed White; 1971, Ben Crenshaw; 1972, Ben Crenshaw, 1972, Tom Kite; 1973, Ben Crenshaw; 1994, Justin Leonard).

Texas A&M

Coach: J.T. Higgins, eighth year

Golfweek ranking: 14

Top players: Bronson Burgoon, Andrea Pavan

How they got here: Third in Daly City, Calif., regional

Last year: 12th at championships

National titles: none

Texas Christian

Coach: Bill Montigel, 21st year

Golfweek ranking: 19

Top players: James Sacheck, Tom Hoge

How they got here: Tied for fourth in Stillwater, Okla., regional

Last year: 19th in regionals

National titles: none

Texas Tech

Coach: Greg Sands, ninth season

Golfweek ranking: 17

Top players: Nils Floren, Santiago Rivas

How they got here: Second in Austin, Texas regional

Last year: 12th in regionals

National titles: none

UCLA

Coach: Derek Freeman, second year

Golfweek ranking: 15

Top players: Erik Flores, Gregor Main

How they got here: First in Alvaton, Ky., regional

Last year: Won national championship

National titles: Team two (1988, 2008). Individual one (2008, Kevin Chappell).

Virginia

Coach: Bowen Sargent, fifth season

Golfweek ranking: 45

Top players: Kyle Stough, Ben Kohles

How they got here: Fourth in Galloway, N.J., regional

Last year: 26th at championships

National titles: Individual one (1940, Dixon Brooke).

Wake Forest

Coach: Jerry Haas, 12th year

Golfweek ranking: 26

Top players: Dustin Groves, Brendan Gielow

How they got here: Fifth in Galloway, N.J., regional

Last year: 22nd at championships

National titles: Team three (1974, 1975, 1986). Individual three (1974, Curtis Strange; 1975, Jay Haas; 1979, Gary Hallberg).

Washington

Coach: Matt Thurmond, eighth year

Golfweek ranking: 4

Top players: Nick Taylor, Darren Wallace

How they got here: Second in Alvaton, Ky., regional

Last year: seventh at championships

National titles: Individual one (2005, James Lepp).

Playing as individuals:

Matt Hill, North Carolina State

Hugues Joannes, Lamar

Corey Nagy, Charlotte

Cody Paladino, Baylor

Brady Johnson, Brigham Young

Kyle Stanley, Clemson



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