PULLMAN, Wash. -- Princeton completed play at the NCAA Regional in Pullman, Wash., Saturday, finishing in 13th place in the 14-team field to close the team's first postseason appearance since 2006.
California, TCU, Saint Mary's, USC and Ball State took the five team berths to the NCAA finals in two weeks in Atlanta, with Ball State edging out San Diego State by one shot on the first playoff hole. Eight-under turned out to be the team cut line for advancing to the finals, with Princeton finishing up at 15-over.
Individually, Rodolfo Cazaubon earned the individual bid to the NCAA finals at 7-under, tying for sixth place. Greg Jarmas led Princeton at 1-under, tying for 30th overall.
Yale senior Sam Bernstein, the reigning Ivy League Player of the Year, also concluded competition at the NCAA's Baton Rouge Regional at The University Club on Saturday.
Bernstein shot a 76 in the third and final round to finish at 236 (+20), tied for 59th among the 75 players at the regional. Alabama's Scott Strohmeyer, who shot a 69 on Saturday, finished first with a three-round total of 212 (-4).
Bernstein's 76 on Saturday was a marked improvement from his 86 the day before, and almost as good as his 74 from the first round. His final round began on the 10th hole, and birdies on the 11th hole and 15th hole would prove to be his best holes of the day. That was the second time in the tournament that Bernstein birdied the 11th, and his birdie on 15 was one of just seven on that hole for the entire field on Saturday.
A double bogey on the 17th hole, and two other bogeys, left Bernstein two-over after the first nine. He made seven pars on his final nine holes to finish at four-over for the day.