Sophomore Pedro De La Vega put together a strong year and will be able to continue his season right into the NCAA South Central/West Regional that will take place May 7-9 at the Tascosa Golf Club in Amarillo, Texas.
De La Vega is one of four individuals to make the field from the South Central portion of the regional, as Colorado Mesa’s Grant Olinger, Dallas Baptist’s Joaquin Arguelles and Regis’ Nicholas Tenuta will join him in Amarillo.
De La Vega has played in 28 rounds this year, posting two top-10 finishes, a 564-271 (.675) win-loss percentage and a 74.54 stroke average. His 144 score on 36-hole and 208 score on 54-hole tournaments both lead the team. De La Vega’s low round score of 67 is second-best on the team.
His top results came at the St. Mary’s Invitational when he tied for fifth after rounds of 76-70 for a 146. He tied for eighth at the Mustang Intercollegiate with rounds of 67-68-73 for a 208. His top 36-hole score of 144 came at the West/South Central Preview on the same course he will play at in a week as he carded rounds of 72 each day to tie for 11th. De La Vega also tied for 20th at the CSU San Marcos Fujikura Invitational with rounds of 78-74-73 for a 225.
WNMU as a team nearly made the tournament field, finishing just outside of the top-10.
The rest of the field from the South Central Region will feature (listed in order 1-10): Colorado-Colorado Springs, St. Mary’s, Texas A&M-Commerce, Arkansas-Fort Smith, Oklahoma Christian, Colorado Mines, Colorado Christian, CSU-Pueblo, Midwestern State and Rogers State.
Out of the West Region will be (listed in order 1-10): Chico State, CSU Monterey Bay, Dixie State, Sonoma State, Cal Baptist, Simon Fraser, Dominican, Western Washington, Holy Names and CSU San Marcos. Individuals will include Stanislaus State’s Jeffrey Yamaguchi, Concordia Portland’s Nick Huff, CSU San Bernardino’s Cody Hall and Academy of Art’s Gabriel DeLeon Manotoc.