May 9, 2011

Scher Named 2nd Team All-Big West, Chosen to Play in NCAA Golf Regional

May 10, 2011

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - UC Santa Barbara sophomore Glen Scher has been named Second Team All-Big West just one day after he was selected to play in the 2011 NCAA Division I Men's Golf San Diego Regional on May 19-21, it was announced Monday.

Scher, who led the Gauchos in shots per round average at 73.79, became the first UCSB player in nearly 10 years to win a spring tournament and the first in four years to win any tournament. The Thousand Oaks, Calif., native was victorious at the Barona Collegiate Cup in March, recording a 7-under par 209. The Barona field included more than 100 golfers.

Last week, Scher was UCSB's highest finisher at the Big West Conference Tournament where he ended the tournament tied for 19th.

"This is a great accomplishment for Glen," said Santa Barbara head coach Steve Lass. "He's worked hard on his game and this is the payoff. Going to the regional is really a testament to his hard work. I'm also happy for the program because, overall, it's a step in the right direction for us."

The San Diego Regional will be hosted by the University of San Diego and the San Diego Sports Commission at The Farms Golf Club in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.

The Farms Golf Club, originally built in 1988 by Pete Dye, was later remodeled in 2000 by the team of John Fought and Tom Lehman. The private facility is located in the ruggedly beautiful terrain of Rancho Santa Fe, one of San Diego's most prestigious north coastal communities. At just under 7,000 yards (par 72; 6,947 yards), the golf course offers a layout that is both challenging and enjoyable to play. The club's practice facility includes a double-ended grass only range, two putting greens, and one of San Diego's best short game facilities.

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