May 20, 2010
Washington State University senior Kevin Tucker shot 78 (+6) in the first of three rounds at the 2010 NCAA Division I Men's Golf Regional Championships Thursday, at the par-72, 7,104-yard Gold Mountain Golf Club in Bremerton, Wash.
Due to inclement weather, Tucker and the rest of the tournament field were forced to wait 90 minutes before teeing off the tournament's opening round. Currently tied for 51st, Tucker is four strokes back of the top 25 heading into Friday's second round. He is scheduled to tee off tomorrow at 9:40 a.m.
"Kevin had a bad stretch in the middle of today's round," WSU Head Coach Walt Williams said. "He had a couple of three-putts and ran into some tree trouble on 10 and 11, but other than that he played tough and persevered through the wind and rain. I expect him to make a move tomorrow."
Gold Mountain is one of six regional championships sites throughout the country, and Tucker is competing against 13 teams and nine other individuals, vying for the right to advance to the NCAA Championships.
The top five teams from each of the regional sites and the low individual not a member of those teams will advance to the NCAA Championship June 1-6, at The Honors Course near Chattanooga, Tenn.