Riley Elmes, a senior from Lake Oswego, Oregon, was selected as the No. 2 individual at the NCAA Men’s Golf Championships’ Stanford Regional May 13-15, after tying for first in the 2019 West Coast Conference Championships.
It’s the second straight year Elmes has competed in the NCAA event, in which six 54-hole regional tournaments are held throughout the U.S., involving 81 teams and 45 individuals. The low five teams and the low individual not on those teams from each regional advance to the NCAA finals May 24-29 at Blessings Golf Club in Fayetteville, Arkansas.
At the recent WCC Championships in Stockton, Elmes survived a first-hole seven to storm back and tie for top honors at 6-under-par 210 (71-70-69), including a birdie on the final hole. He was selected to the All-WCC first team.
"He got a great regional and we couldn't be more excited to watch him push for that national bid," said LMU Coach Jason D’Amore.
LMU beach volleyball head coach John Mayer was named WCC Coach of the Year, Reka Orsi Toth was named WCC Freshman of the year, and eight other Lions were named to the All-WCC First, Second and Freshman Teams.
Mayer led LMU to its first beach volleyball conference championship this season. Since his arrival in 2015, Mayer has taken the Lions from a 4-11 record, to a 27-11 this season, including 9-2 in the WCC.
Orsi Toth, a freshman from Italy, went 13-5 from the No. 1 spot with partner Savannah Slattery and 16-4 from the No. 2 spot with partner Megan Nash, with whom she clinched a key match over Pepperdine in the WCC tourney.
Slattery (from Notre Dame High School, Sherman Oaks), Nash, Orsi Toth, Sara Kovac and Jessie Prichard were all named to the WCC First Team, while Bo Culo and Emma Doud were named to the Second Team. Orsi Toth and Ella Boehle (an alum of Notre Dame Academy, West L.A.) made the Freshman Team.
Mike Nelson is the former editor of The Tidings (predecessor of Angelus News).
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