Scher Invited to NCAA Regional at Arizona State

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – UC Santa Barbara junior Glen Scher has been selected to compete in the NCAA Men's Golf Regional at the Karsten Golf Course on the campus of Arizona State in Tempe, Ariz., the NCAA announced Tuesday.

Scher will compete as an individual at the tournament.  The three rounds will be played over three days beginning on Thursday, May 16 and ending on Saturday, May 18.  All three rounds will tee-off at 7:00 a.m. 

"Glen has had an outstanding year and this is well-deserved," said UCSB head coach Steve Lass.  "Since the start of the winter-spring season, he has been so consistent.  I'm excited for him look forward to taking part."

Scher finished eighth at the Big West Conference Championship and it was his sixth straight top-10 finish to close out the regular season.  He was the medalist at two tournaments in 2013, winning at the Sacramento State Invitational in March and then at the Wyoming Cowboy Classic in April.  In winning two tournaments, he became the first Gaucho in more than a decade to do so.  Scher also had a second-place finish at the Winchester Classic in April. 

A two-time Big West Golfer of the Month, Scher claimed the honor in March and April.  In two tournaments that were completed in April, he averaged 69.8 shots per round and did not shoot a round that was over-par.  He enters the NCAA Regional with a team-leading overall stroke average of 72.65.

Scher's appearance in the NCAA Regional will be his second.  He was also invited after his sophomore season in 2011, but had to pull out after injuring his hand.  He sat out the 2012 season as a redshirt.