³This team is one of the most talented I¹ve ever had,² said Coach Chris Haack, who led the Bulldogs to the 1999 and 2005 national titles. ³They rankright up there with the national champions and the teams in 2001 and 2006 that reached No. 1. We have had a great spring, and we are excited about the opportunity to play for the national championship. There are some great teams in the field capable of winning, but we can¹t worry about what they¹re doing. All we can control is the way we play.²
Joining the Bulldogs at the NCAAs will be Alabama, Arizona, Arizona State, Auburn, Charlotte, Coastal Carolina, Duke, East Tennessee State, Florida, Florida State, Georgia State, Georgia Tech, Lamar, Louisville, Michigan State, Minnesota, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma State, South Carolina, Southern Cal, Stanford, Tennessee, Texas, Texas Tech, Tulsa, UCLA, Vanderbilt and Wake Forest. The field includes eight teams from the top 10, 16 from the top 20, 24 from the top 30 and 28 from the top 40.
³We know how good the other teams are, but we¹re just going to relax and have a good time with it,² Swafford said. ³We can¹t approach it differently. We have to approach it as just another golf tournament.²
Live scoring for the NCAAs will be available at golfstat.com. Video will be provided by Golfweek.com and also will be available at golfstat.com.
The Bulldogs will tee off beginning at 12:12 p.m. on Wednesday and 7 a.m. on Thursday. Georgia will be paired with Tulsa and Alabama for the first two rounds.